TSMs recommended to promote women participation in politics

To encourage increased women participation in politics, many recommend that temporary special measures (TSMs) be put into place. This formed a core theme of discussion during the Bhutan Women Parliamentary Caucus orientation workshop conducted by Bhutan Network for Empowering Women (BNEW) and National Commission for Women and Children (NCWC) from November 5 to 8. In […]

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Samdrup Jongkhar harbors vision for GNH-based commercial hub

The residents of Samdrup Jongkhar will launch its vision and mission to be Gross National Happiness commercial hub in eastern Bhutan on November 7. The town residents under the Building Community Initiative (BCI) came up with the vision, mission, and strategy for their town after a day-long visioning exercise at the beginning of the year. […]

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Zhemgang added to local cultural inventory

In an effort to identify and understand local cultural assets, the Zhemgang Cultural Atlas booklet was launched on October 29 in Thimphu. It adds as a third district to currently covered two districts, Bumthang and Trongsa under Bhutan Cultural Atlas (BCA) project. The booklet documents the tangible and intangible heritage of the districts contributing to […]

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State-of-the-art eye care centre inaugurated

The Gyalyum Kesang Choeden Wangchuck National Eye Centre was inaugurated by Her Majesty the Royal Grand Mother Kesang Choeden Wangchuck in Thimphu on Tuesday. The eye centre, named in honor of Her Majesty the Royal Grand Mother Kesang Choeden Wangchuck, will be the state-of-the-art eye care centre, according to the health ministry. “This centre will […]

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81% of Bhutanese youth with basic secondary skills to complete school by 2030

An estimated 54% of South Asian youth leave school without the necessary skills to get a decent job in the next decade, according to data produced by the Global Business Coalition for Education (GBC-Education), the Education Commission, and UNICEF. According to the data, South Asia lags behind several other regions in preparing the next generation […]

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Green-coloured number plates introduced for electric vehicles

Green-coloured number plates for electric vehicles were launched in Thimphu on Thursday. According to the UNDP Bhutan, the move is expected to be a low-cost way of encouraging wider public to switch to electric vehicles to beat air pollution and keep Bhutan carbon negative. The launch of the green registration plates was graced by Yab […]

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5th International Conference on Medical and Health Sciences begins

The three-day International Conference on Medical and Health Sciences (ICMHS) themed “Mental Health Matters: Everyone’s Responsibility” started yesterday in Thimphu. The conference would offer a platform for the national health professionals and international experts to share their knowledge and experience on mental health issues. It would also create awareness and discussion on challenges and opportunities […]

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Brokpas’ Zoedue: a lucrative business in Sakteng

For the last three years, Ap Dorji Drukpa, 61, has been following the same routine every week. He puts fresh cheese into leather bags and leaves them beside the bukhari to ferment. “The longer the fermentation, the higher the medicinal value of the zoedue,” he said. This is because zoedue (fermented cheese) has become a […]

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Moving from print to online cited as sustainable option for private media

From 11 private newspapers in the country, the number has dropped down to six. The newspapers that closed shop are Bhutan Observer, Druk Neytshuel, Bhutan Youth, Druk Melong and Druk Yoedzer while the rest are barely surviving. Factors like digitalization and lack of advertisements from the government and other sources have been cited as the […]

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