In-conversation with the Chairperson of the Royal Civil Service Commission

The Chairperson of the Royal Civil Service Commission (RCSC), Dasho Karma Tshiteem, talks to Business Bhutan reporter Dechen Dolkar up on the successful completion of five-year term as the second commissioner and his achievements and challenges. Q. Upon the end of a successful term as the second commissioner, what are the most satisfying memories that […]

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Gender inequality – the greatest obstacle to women’s equality and empowerment

It is emphasized that more works need to be done for women’s equality and empowerment While a lot is being done to empower women and narrow down the gender inequality gap both within Bhutan and globally, more emphasis and efforts have been called for women’s equality and empowerment during the launch of the State of […]

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Why are millennials and teenagers now picking up trash

Over 2,100 volunteers collected 3,997 sacks of trashes in the mega #trashtag challenge in Bhutan from 12 different dzongkhags  The #TrashTag Challenge is currently going viral among the Bhutanese teenagers and millennials on social media like Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.  The #trashtag challenge requires people to pick a place full of trash, clean up the […]

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Bepam residents hope community school to be reopened

The school was closed after it didn’t have the required number of students in 2016 Bepam residents of Udzorong gewog in Trashigang are hoping that Udzorong’s first community primary school, closed in 2016 due to fewer students to meet the extended classrooms, will be reopened. The community school was started with more than 70 students […]

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CST students come up with three new projects

As part of their assignments, the teams have developed a solar powered vehicle, solar powered water heating system, and paver blocks from plastic waste The undergraduate students of civil and electrical departments of the College of Science and Technology (CST) at Rinchending in Phuentsholing have come up with three projects, which are new in the […]

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‘With Bhutan graduating from LDC, mobilizing aid will be difficult’

The Secretary of Gross National Happiness Commission (GNHC), Thinley Namgyel, talks with Business Bhutan’s senior reporter Dechen Dolkar on the roles and mandate of GNHC, five year plan drafting process, Bhutan’s graduation from LDC and challenges, and the incorporation of political pledges into the five year plans. He was appointed as Secretary of GNHC on […]

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Buray: The alternative source of income for Radhipas

Most women in Radhi weave buray textiles when the agriculture season is over Leading a village life as a single mother of two school-going children is difficult for 33-year-old Tshering Dema from Radhi gewog in Trashigang. She has been a single mother for the past eight years after she divorced the father of her children. […]

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