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MOVIE REVIEW: Zukee

Cast: Pema Yogini, ChetenWangchuk, Pelzom, SonamChophel, AumYangki, Kencho Direction: ChetenWangchuk Genre: Family Drama Duration: 1 hour 11 minutes Zukee, a Samuh original film, directed by ChetenWangchuk aka Apala, delves deeper into a young girl’s quest to find her father.  Seventeen-year-old Zukee, a Layap girl, is tormented and teased by her peers for not having a father. Zukee lives with her …

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Ironing out the old-wrinkles from the justice sector

The Justice Sector Strategic Plan 2018-2023 by the Anti-Corruption Commission throws some interesting lights on the challenges faced by our key players in the sector By Sonam Choki The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) in its Justice Sector Strategic Plan states as Bhutan’s justice sector grows in size, complexity and relevance the need for it to evolve to meet emerging challenges also …

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A spiritual journey

Staff Reporter To commemorate the auspicious Post-Summer Rain Retreat ceremony, His Emminence Gyelsay Trulku Rinpoche along with University President, Khenpos and Lecturers together with more than 400 monks of Tago, Chari and Dodena processed the ritual of Jong Ju. It is a religious practice from the teaching of the Vinaya tradition at the end of summer rain retreat (Yarney) where …

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Royal Audience Granted to PGDNL Trainees

Staff Reporter Her Royal Highness Princess Sonam Dechan Wangchuck, the Honourable President of Bhutan National Legal Institute, this week granted an audience to the trainees of the Post-Graduate Diploma in National Law (PGDNL), Class of 2021 at the Royal Institute of Management. Her Royal Highness urged the trainees to make the best use of the course to acquire the requisite …

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𝐄𝐧𝐡𝐚𝐧𝐜𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐥𝐢𝐯𝐞𝐥𝐢𝐡𝐨𝐨𝐝𝐬 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐫𝐮𝐫𝐚𝐥 𝐜𝐨𝐮𝐬𝐢𝐧𝐬

By Chimi Dema Spearheaded by the Tarayana Foundation, a total of 33 farmers and community members of Yangbari and Bagla under Gongdue Gewog in Mongar underwent a bamboo shoot processing training this week. A similar training was also conducted for 12 community members of Remadu village under Bjoka Gewog in Zhemgang and for another 44 participants in Nagor Gewog, Mongar. …

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A women’s group comes to the community’s aid

By Tandin Wangchuk As part of their Small Grants program, Bhutan Foundation is supporting an enterprising women’s group in Chubjekha village in Paro to install rainwater harvesting system for ten households in the community. The initiative is expected to meet part of their water needs to help the growth of agriculture in the locality. According to the Foundation, Chubjekha village …

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Visible progress seen in the livestock sector

By Tandin Wangchuk In striving to achieve livestock product self-sufficiency for a prosperous and self-reliant society living in harmony with nature, the Department of Livestock during the fiscal year has attained 92.06% self-sufficiency in dairy products, (47.75%) self-sufficiency in meat sector, 100% self-sufficiency in egg and 15 % self-sufficiency in wet fish production. DoL said in 2020-2021, in order to …

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Away from archaic offices and chaotic workplaces

By Tashi Dendup WorkSpace Thimphu, an innovative idea to help young Bhutanese startups with low budgets to find office space to do their work, is a new enterprise that plans to make it big. The concept is similar to the famous American company WeWork, whereby WorkSpace Thimphu will facilitate Bhutanese entrepreneurs and freelancers in a professional and comfortable co-working space. …

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Ministerial candidates dubbed as the ‘Perfect Six’

Tashi Namgyal/Thimphu Amidst the hurly-burly of recent developments around the new Home Minister’s post, the Prime Minister (PM) as of last week received six nominations but did not reveal the names. However, sources from the National Assembly (NA) indicated five male and one lone female candidate who forms the cohort of what observers have dubbed as the ‘Perfect Six’.The PM …

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EU commits 31m Euros

By Tashi Dendup The European Union (EU) committed its support of 31 M Euros to Bhutan for the next EU programming period which begins from 2021 to 2027. The gesture comes despite the EU withdrawing their support in early 2020. The Gross National Happiness Commission’s (GNHC) Secretary said other development partners also assured their assistance. A government press release stated …

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