Zhabtog app provides goods and services at doorsteps

Aspiring to become the country’s biggest ever all-in-one online market platform, Dragon Coders Private Limited (DCPL), a team of Bhutanese developers launched a user-friendly app called Zhabtog a week ago. “It is an Indian Amazon version of Bhutanese made and provides different choices with variable price range,” said DCPL’s Chief Executive Officer, Leki Choden adding […]

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29 farmer groups linked to 18 schools and a hospital

In a bid to supply schools and hospitals with domestically produced quality food and vegetables, 464 farmers of 29 groups were linked to 18 schools and a hospital in Trongsa Dzongkhag. The farmer groups have signed the agreement with the schools last month and they will supply their vegetables to schools and hospitals on a […]

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Govt. approves Nu 1.3bn for Health Flagship Program

After numerous deliberations, the government has finalized Health Flagship Program with an approved budget Nu 1.3bn at the Prime Minister’s Office yesterday. The Health Flagship program focuses on the prevention, early screening and treatment of the three cancers – cervical, breast and stomach. The government also aims to take all basic diagnostic services to the […]

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ECCD center benefits Layap community

Laya’s Early Childhood Care and Development (ECCD) center is a small cozy room with a suitable and enabling environment for highlander children to learn and play. The classroom walls are paneled and the floor carpeted. The classroom is decorated with colorful learning materials and toys for children. It also has sleeping mats for the children. […]

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90 dogs in Gidakom sterilized and vaccinated

With increasing complaints on the stray dog menace and growing public health risk owing to the same, the Department of Livestock (DoL) conducted a vaccination and sterilization program at Gidakom and Bjemina in Thimphu to stabilize the dog population. About 90 dogs (stray and pets) were sterilized and vaccinated in these two areas whereas a […]

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Laya reaps huge benefits from tourism

The Royal Highland Festival (RHF) has benefited highlander communities especially the Laya community immensely. During the festival, the Layaps makes huge income through homestays, porter-pony services and selling yak products. In a year, every household earns an average of Nu 50,000 to Nu 80, 0000 from home stay services. The festival attracts not only international […]

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RSSC receives Nu 300,000 for senior citizens

Through the recent carnival in Phuentsholing, the Royal Society for Senior Citizens (RSSC) has received Nu 300,000 which will be used for the welfare of the members. The organizer handed over the amount to RSSC’s President Lyonpo Dago Tshering. For bettering the lives of senior citizens, RSSC aspires to explore relevant ways through various funding […]

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Celebrating 74 years of United Nations in Bhutan

The 74th anniversary of the establishment of the United Nations Organization in Bhutan was celebrated on October 24, 2019 at the Tara Lha-den Zhingkham in Pangrizampa, Thimphu. The celebration was graced by Her Majesty Gyalyum Sangay Choden Wangchuck as the Guest of Honour. The event was attended by Dr. Natalia Kanem, Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director […]

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