bhutantoday

Women for women?

BKP’s event see at least a hundred women to show support for the party led by Dasho Neten By Tshering If the number of women who came for the Bhutan Kuen-Nyam Party’s (BKP) launch of office bearers was any indication, women power is at play. One Wednesday, more than 100 women gathered at the launch of BKP’s dzongkhag office at …

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Are we sure?

The recent incidents of river level increasing, and exceeding the alert threshold is an indication of the nature’s fury. Located in a fragile ecosystem, Bhutan is prone to natural disasters, especially flash floods, soil erosion, land and mudslides. Glacial lake outburst flood is worst, but not impossible. We have already experienced several in the recent past. There is not much …

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More woman graduates this year attending NGOP

By Tshering A total of 2,263 graduates are attending the 16th National Graduates Orientation Programme (NGOP), which began yesterday at the Royal Institute of Management, Semtokha There are 2,843 but 580 have not registered or are not eligible for the programme. This year recorded the second highest registered female graduates since 2008. Out of total registered graduates, 1,168 are female …

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BEHOLD THE BHUTANESE STARS

Chimi Nangsel Dorji a 20-year-old from Bumdeyling, Trashiyangtse, who is currently pursuing her studies in Sharda University in India, is a well-known singer. She started music since her childhood days but began pursuing professionally right after being recruited by M-Studio during Bhutan International Festival in 2015. Chimi composed two songs and she is most popular for her cover videos on …

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Illegal fishing rampant in Paro

Local claims authorities are turning a blind eye By Tshering There is a hotel at Bondey, Paro that sells an item that is not available in many hotels. It is not on the menu, but they sell it by the kilogramme. Inside the kitchen, in a big refrigerator, there are local fish. Many call it Rainbow trout, a species that …

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For the love of animals (sick)

Barnyard Bhutan provides shelter and attends to more than 350 animals By Tshering It is 1 am, Jamie Vaughen is still awake attending to Kaia, a three-legged horse. Kaia had not been well. Jamie Vaughen will sleep after ensuring Kaia falls asleep. Jamie is surrounded by animals. There are cats, roosters and even mice in her room, in all the …

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Two bungalows razed to ground at Hungtsho

By Tshering A fire that started around 4.30 pm in Hungtsho, Thimphu on Friday had razed two wooden bungalows to the ground. Fire fighters, school students and volunteers helped contain the fire within an hour and no causalities were reported. The cause of fire is not known. Two families lived in bungalows. They lost all their belongings except a gas …

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Tax that second car

The Royal Monetary Authority had reduced the amount of money people can borrow from the banks to buy a car. Now they can avail only 30 percent of the total cost. The decision of the central bank is received with mixed feeling. The rich are laughing at the decision, the poor are thinking why and many are thinking why now. …

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Health and Happiness campaign for a drugs free Bhutan

By Tshering To reach out to commuters and drivers in specific and the general public at large, the Chithuen Phendey Association is organizing a drug and alcohol free advocacy program. The month long program started in the capital on August 4. With the theme “Health and happiness”, the program is initiated to advocate and create awareness to reduce drug and …

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Each chiwog to have one electric fence installed

By Tshering Each chiwog in the country will have at least an electric fence installed, according to the Annual Performance Agreement (APA) 2017-2018 signed between Lyonchhen Dasho Tshering Tobgay and agriculture minister Yeshey Dorji on Friday. The ministry will also find ways to improve rice production to achieve cereal self-sufficiency. APA is aimed at establishing clarity and consensus on the …

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