Craftsmen to revive dying art of bamboo craft in Orong

Villagers attempt to revive the dying bamboo craft that is fast losing popularity in Orong The dying art of bamboo craft is set to get a fresh lease of life with the formation of Philuma Potala Non-Wood Forest Product (NWFP) Group that comprises 42 skilled craftsmen from Philuma village in Orong in Samdrup Jongkhar. Two […]

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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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Construction sites need monitoring for safety standards

So far, the regional labor office in Phuentsholing has received nine cases of injuries at workplaces around Phuentsholing since 2017 Safety at construction sites and workplaces has become a concern with workers at most of the sites rarely using safety equipment like boots, helmets, gloves and etc.  The issue has emerged after the recent case […]

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Happiness Center – drug abusers’ new home to recovery in Phuentsholing

The two-roomed center, near the Amochhu, accommodates recovering addicts and has been operational for a little more than a month The rain has just stopped. Heavy dumpers roar at the nearby riverbed outside, waiting to load dredged boulders. And inside a small and simple room, Bhup Dhoj Ghalley flips through his daily activity logbook. Few […]

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Phuentsholing Thromde finds it challenging to implement pedestrian way

The Thrompon urges people have to understand the policies and cooperate in developing the Throm and decongest the town While it has been a little more than a week after the Phuentsholing Thromde removed light vehicle parking along three streets in the town, drivers are yet to heed to the new rule. Vehicles are still […]

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Waste issue mounts in the capital

A lack of civic sense and uncontrolled waste disposal along roadsides, riverbanks, and landfills has become a huge problem with garbage piles touching peaks. Thimphu’s only landfill in Memelakha collects around 40.3 Metric Tons (MT) of waste daily and the dry waste segregation site in Babesa collects around 20-25 MT of waste daily. According to […]

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