Electric fencing holds hope against crop depredation in Zungye

With wild boars and deer damaging crops, the farmers at Zungye, Chhumy gewog in Bumthang has replanted buckwheat and potatoes among other crops, so that it will be not be late for harvest. Farmers have removed the old wooden fence and replaced it with a stronger one. Ap Phurpa, 52, is among the few farmers […]

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Mini-carnival underway to help senior citizens and the homeless

 A mini-carnival underway in Phuentsholing by the Royal Society for Senior Citizens (RSSC) has attracted hundreds of visitors including people from across the border. The fest aims to help underprivileged senior citizens across the country, recovering drug addicts and homeless people. There are 32 stalls which have dart games in majority. There are also stalls […]

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Butterflies shift their habitat due to climate change

The wings are scarlet with broad black margins and each forewing tip has a diagonal white patch. The butterfly, Red Lacewing (Cethosia biblis) looks playful. It is a new species that was discovered in Bumthang this year. Like Red Lacewing, Rose Windmill and Common Peacock are abundant in southern region but now these butterflies are […]

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Adopting old civic culture in new urban situations provides strong social support

Changing cultural landscape in the world due to urbanization calls for better efforts to safeguard and adopt old civic cultures of the rural villages in new urban situations, said Founder and President of Loden Foundation,  Dr Karma Phuntsho He made these assertions during the third World Third Forum for Intangible Cultural Heritage held from October […]

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Buckwheat makes a comeback in Bumthang

With wildlife damaging potatoes and other crops, buckwheat is suddenly gaining popularity among the elite consumers in Bumthang. Buckwheat comprises a traditional staple diet for the Bumthaps, which in recent decades had lost out to commercial cultivation of potato. This year, most of the farmers had replaced potatoes for buckwheat as their main cash crop. […]

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Himalayan Food raises Nu 4.5mn through crowdfunding

Himalayan Food is the second enterprise to successfully raise Nu 4.5mn through Royal Bhutan Securities Exchange’s  (RSEB)crowdfunding platform in two months. Himalayan Food produces varieties of agri-based snacks by adding value to raw materials collected from locally grown fruits and vegetables which are certainly nutritious and healthful. Himalayan Food currently produces potato crispy with unique […]

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Introducing Bhutan’s first female satellite engineer

Aiming for the stars His Majesty The King has been her role model since childhood. Twenty-five year old Yeshey Choden has high standards as is her occupation as Bhutan’s first female satellite engineer.  “I take inspiration and guidance from His Majesty’s speeches and His Majesty’s every day actions of care and concern for our country,” […]

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Bhutan Nail Spa – a beauty treat for your fingers

If you need any kind of nail and beautification services, then Nail spa would be a perfect walk in for you. Located next to the Bhutan Broadcasting Services (BBS) office, below the Ministry of Information and Communications (MoIC) in Chubachu, the one-room cozy apartment houses the Nail spa which Dechen Pelden and her husband Tenzin […]

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‘Above all, the most important thing is to complete the race’

Pelden Wangchuk, 20, from Drujaygang, Dagana stormed to victory in the 10th Tour of the Dragon winning the title of the son of the dragon this year. Business Bhutan reporter Kinley Yonten caught up with him for a question and answer session to find out the secrets to his tenacity and success. Tell us about […]

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