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His Holiness consecrates choeten in Samdrup Jongkhar His Holiness the Je Khenpo, Trulku Ngawang Jigme Chhoedra, consecrated a Dre-Maed Nam-Nyi choeten in Samdrup Jongkhar on Sunday. Located in the district town and built by the S.D Eastern Ferro Silicon Private Limited Company, the choeten is expected not only to be a place of worship for […]

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Poison givers: forbidden tales of suffering

In the remote eastern village of Jalang under Minjay gewog in Lhuentse, a dark shroud of mystery covers 48-year-old Tsheringmo who has been labeled a poison giver, popularly known as dug-bekhan. A sickly mother of four children whose husband works as a farmer, she is ostracized by the villagers who believe that eating or drinking […]

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School dropout rate high among country’s transgender community

Informal records with the Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Queer (LGBTQ) community in the country revealed that of the 18 transgender women who came out, 17 of them dropped out of school at a very early age. LGBTQ community in Bhutan is an informal group with 87 members. The members consists of two lesbian, 45 MSM […]

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RemitBhutan to enable easy & safe remittance from overseas

Dechen Dolkar from Thimphu Bhutanese living, working or studying abroad can now remit their earnings to their personal foreign currency accounts or that of their family members in Bhutan. The central bank, Royal Monetary Authority (RMA), launched Foreign Currency Account facility for Non-Resident Bhutanese (NRB) on Thursday. This facility would allow Non-Resident Bhutanese (NRB) to […]

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