Karuna shelter: A home for ill, injured and abandoned dogs

An overwhelming smell of urine and scabbed dogs greet you as you enter the iron gate of the Karuna shelter, home for dogs located near the landfill site at Saa-Tshalu, some 3km from Trashigang town. The dogs seem friendly, at least friendlier than the stray dogs that prowl the streets. But most of them are […]

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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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