Bhutan Help Society observes 20th Anniversary in Germany

The Ambassador of the Royal Bhutanese Embassy in Brussels, Pema Choden, attended the 20th anniversary celebration of the Bhutan Help Society (BHS) last week in Constance, Germany. The formal event, from May 3 to 5, was opened with welcoming statements by Mr. Zeno Danner, Chief Administrative Officer of the District of Constance, and Dr. Wolfgang […]

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Bhutan presents its third national report to UNHRC

Bhutan presented its third national report to the UN Human Rights Council (UNHCR) under the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) mechanism on Wednesday in Geneva, Switzerland. The Bhutanese delegation was led by foreign affairs minister Dr. Tandi Dorji and included senior officials from various agencies of the government, including a representative of the Civil Society Organization. […]

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Rejoice in quietude, enrich your life – Vijay Vancheswar

The French philosopher and mathematician Blaise Pascal said, “All of humanity’s problems stem from man’s inability to sit quietly in a room alone.” In today’s digital age, ‘screen-time’ significantly overpowers ‘self-time’, leading to increase in stress and anxiety levels. Hence the term ‘digital toxification’ has entered our lexicon. Spiritual texts advocate the threefold path of […]

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Fronting and housing crunch continues to plague Phuentsholing

While Phuentsholing town has seen tremendous developments over the decades, the main problems that need to be resolved are the issues of fronting and housing crunch. The residents here say the issues have become chronic despite efforts from the successive governments. The practice of fronting, the residents say, has been there since time immemorial along […]

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Radio station entertains and informs remote local community

As dawn breaks in the remote community of Khotakpa in Pemagatshel, Memay Penjor turns on the radio which he borrowed from a neighbor a few years back and tunes into KYD 91.1 FM. He is hooked onto the broadcast that includes songs, local beliefs, customs and traditions. Since the villagers hardly get to listen to […]

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Global health: A philosophical narrative in real time – Edmond Fernandes

Fond recollection of historical times, serves to remind us that healthcare is integral to human survival. The problem of hubris and special interests stops the speedy progress of healthcare around the world. Healthcare by all governments must be looked upon with sanctimonious reverence, because healthcare alone is responsible for the column of human progress in […]

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Over thousand Bhutanese trucks stranded along the Indo – Bangladesh border

BEA assured that the problem would ease from today Around 1,500 Bhutanese trucks carrying boulders from Bhutan to Bangladesh have been stranded in Changrabandha in India and Banglabandha along the Indo-Bangladesh border. The trucks have been there for more than a week after having difficulty to get into Bangladesh. Bhutanese trucks carrying boulders enter Bangladesh […]

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Four-year Bachelor of Arts program in social work planned in July next year

The UNICEF Bhutan, together with the Samtse College of Education (SCE), is looking forward to launch a four-year Bachelor of Arts program in social work starting in July 2019. This was divulged by the UNICEF Deputy Representative, Juliette Haenni, at the first-ever international conference on ‘emerging social work practices and education’ that concluded today in […]

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