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The concerns of dropping birth rates

The projections of the National Statistical Bureau provide a lot of information, crucial for planning and setting our development agenda. As a small landlocked country, we have always thought that a small population will be easier to manage and feed. However, the findings of the report are disturbing. We had been experiencing steep decline in the fertility rate in the …

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VACANCY

Female graduate to teach small group of children in private Thimphu School. Must have done class 12 Maths. Preference given to Computer/I.T, Business or Science Graduates. rosemarygyetse@hotmail.com

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One more shot at improving TVETs

So the Class X cut off point will remain much to the disappointment of many students. This is the decision of the ongoing education conference where experts are discussing education issues. The government has pledged, to do away with the Class X cut off points to enable as many students to get to Class XI, when running for government. The …

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Two girls sell momos to spend winter vacation

Two students in Trashigang have found a good way to spend their vacation. They are selling momos (dump­lings) at the Yonphula air­port. Dechen Choden, 14, a student of Jigme Sherubling Higher Sec­ondary School and Deki Choden 13, a student of Yonphula Lower Second­ary School, brace the harsh weather at the airport try­ing to earn some extra money. Dechen and her …

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Sustaining a living through Candles and Crafts

Sushi’s candles and crafts are a small scale candle and handmade craft manufactur­ing unit founded by 29 years old, Sushanta Sharma in 2016. The manufacturing unit was initially started in Thim­phu but due to some prob­lem, Sushanta shifted her unit to Sibsoo, Samtse since last year. She graduated from the University of Sikkim in 2014. Candle making and craft was …

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While (in)g Vacation Program keeping youth engaged

Bhutan Youth Development Fund (YDF) organized its 9th annual While(in)g Vacation Program for the children and youth at Nazhoen Pelri Centre, Thimphu. The three weeks long pro­gram started on 24th Decem­ber to provide wholesome education to every child and youth. It offers a platform to enhance reading skills, The­atrical dance, Forum The­ater, Art and Craft, Hospital­ity and Passport to Success …

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New Chador Lhakhang on the verge of completion

The people of Bartsham ge­wog in Trashigang, are ea­gerly waiting for their newly under construction five sto­ried Chador Lhakhang. Chador Lhakhang is one of the sacred monasteries in the eastern Bhutan. Ini­tially, it was Goemba Ring­bu but renamed as Chador Lhakhang after the replica of Chana Dorji, (Varjapani) was brought and kept in the temple. Later Dilgo Khyen­tse Rinpoche gave …

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CSO Quarterly Meeting

The Civil Society Organiza­tion (CSO) Quarterly Meet­ing was hosted by Bhutan Media Foundation on Dece­meber 28 at Namgay Heri­tage in Thimphu to discuss issues concerning civil soci­ety in the country. The various heads of CSOs and members attend­ed the meeting discussing certain issues and agendas including the establishment of Core Coordination Com­mittee (CCC) secretariat, Proposal to Bhutan Founda­tion, Helvetas plans …

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CFM vendors approaching PM is unsystematic

A group of vendors have approached the Prime Minister after the Centenary Farmers Market (CFM) management increased the rent. This didn’t go well with the agriculture minister. During the Friday meet, Agriculture Minister, Yeshey Penjor said that vegetable vendors are causing disturbances without following proper procedures. As per the 17th Board Meeting held on 29 October, the CFM Management notified …

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The most successful National Day

People and officials of Samtse got utmost satisfaction after they prepared for months and hosted the 111th National Day successfully. D z o n g k h a g administration staff, Pema Chogay said that he has witnessed two National Day celebrations in Samtse, once in 2002. “Comparing with the last one, the 111th is one of the most successful …

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