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Trainings and sustainability top media issue

Sustainability of media, need for training and lack of technical skills dominated the discussions when journalists and media owners met at a half-day stakeholders’ meeting organized by the Bhutan Media Foundation (BMF). The meeting organized by the Foundation discussed mandate of BMF, fundraising, strategic plan, communication, current status, SWOT analysis of the media (Strength, Weakness, Opportunities and Threat), professional growth, …

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Vendors of Thimphu highway

Thimphu The increase in number of farmers selling local vegetables along the Thimphu highway has been overwhelming for the past few years. The farmers of Wangsisina started selling their produce along the roadside since 2005 in order to sustain their livelihood and to help with their domestic arena. Initially there were only nine of them who initiated the roadside business …

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Breaking down the communication barrier

To ensure inclusion and equality, the theme of this year’s International Day of People with disabilities, the Wangsel institute for the Deaf in Paro is trying to bring all the deaf people in the country through a common sign language. To break down the communication barriers, the institute is conducting researches on Bhutanese sign language (BSL) and classes for people …

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A farmer’s thought

Sangay Rinchen has decided to live through human culture and society which happens to be farming and agriculture. He is a farmer living a lifestyle of an entrepreneur in order to survive in the modern ecosystem where the society is attached to speculative market values over morality. He hopes to stand in the front line of evolutionary process of the …

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Living in fear in Gelephu

Once upon a time, present day Gelephu was called Hatisar- Land of Elephants. The small town expanded. The vast flat land provided enough space for expansion. First came a few houses. The settlers found plenty of opportunities. Today, the town is a Class A thromde. It has expanded deep into the once teak jungles. The human encroachment has angered the …

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A lucky Dzongkhag

Samtse is all set to host the 111th National Day. The otherwise quite dzongkhag has suddenly come to life for the past few days with people from across the country heading down to the dzongkhag to witness the historic National Day celebrations. His Majesty The King, His Majesty The Fourth Druk Gyaplo, Her Majesty The Gyaltsuen, His Royal Highness The …

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Tata Motors launches the new range of Intermediate and Light Commercial Vehicles in Bhutan

Tata Motors, the leading commercial vehicle brand in Bhutan, announced the commercial launch of four new models to augment its range of Intermediate and Light Commercial Vehicles (I&LCV) – LPT 912, LPK 912, LPK 1212 and LPT1412. These models come packed with superior Common Rail Diesel Injection (CRDI) engine technology, enhanced fuel efficiency, superior design and more reliable aggregates, ensuring …

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Canada committed for stronger ties

To mark the 15 years of diplomatic relation between Bhutan and Canada, the Ambassador of Canada to Bhutan Nadir Patel made a threeday visit to Bhutan. The Ambassador was in the country with top Canadian nine-member delegations and it’s his sixth and second visit this year to Bhutan. During his stay in Bhutan, Ambassador met with Prime Minister (Dr.) Lotay …

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Zimdra to raise vehicle prices from Jan 2019

Zimdra Automobiles will raise the price of its vehicles from January 2019. The increase in price is due to increase in input cost at Maruti Suzuki. However, the company did not specify by how much, the prices of its vehicles would increase. At present, Zimdra Automobiles sells a range of vehicles from Alto 800 to Vitara Brezza at a cost …

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Padtseling truelku takes over Aku Trongmi lhakhang

The Pema Yoesel Choeling Lhakhang, popularly known as Aku Trongmi Lhakhang handed over its management to Padtseling Tulku on December 9. It was given unanimously after family members agreed to the handover the lhakhang following request from Padtseling Truelku. Khenpo Yoedzer Dorji said for the convenience religious purpose, Rinpoche has requested for the Lhakhang. “It is inconvenient to orgaPadtseling truelku …

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