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College students leave mid semester, opt to work and study abroad

Phurpa WangmoIn recent years, many Bhutanese including civil servants, corporate and private employees and unemployed youths have left abroad for further studies and to make a better living. This phenomena is not confined to above sections of population but it has been observed that growing number of college students withdrawing in the mid of semester. Last year, Gedu College of …

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Making vegetables grow possible in dry season

โ€ฆ.๐’‘๐’†๐’๐’‘๐’๐’† ๐’‰๐’‚๐’—๐’† ๐’ƒ๐’†๐’†๐’ ๐’‚๐’ƒ๐’๐’† ๐’•๐’ ๐’ˆ๐’“๐’๐’˜ ๐’—๐’†๐’ˆ๐’†๐’•๐’‚๐’ƒ๐’๐’†๐’” ๐’†๐’—๐’†๐’ ๐’…๐’–๐’“๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐’…๐’“๐’š ๐’”๐’†๐’‚๐’”๐’๐’ ๐’ƒ๐’†๐’„๐’‚๐’–๐’”๐’† ๐’๐’‡ ๐’˜๐’‚๐’•๐’†๐’“ ๐’‰๐’‚๐’“๐’—๐’†๐’”๐’•๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ Sonam Choki Water harvesting has been practiced by farmers in Tsirang Toed for the past two years. People have been able to grow even during the dry season because of water harvesting. While, some two years ago people were facing water shortages, they are …

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The epitome of volunteerism flares socio-economic growth

โ€ฆ ๐‘บ๐’•๐’‚๐’๐’…๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ ๐’•๐’‚๐’๐’ ๐’‚๐’๐’… ๐’‘๐’“๐’๐’–๐’… ๐’Š๐’ ๐’๐’“๐’‚๐’๐’ˆ๐’† ๐’„๐’๐’‚๐’…, ๐’†๐’๐’•๐’“๐’†๐’๐’„๐’‰๐’†๐’… ๐’Š๐’ ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐’”๐’‘๐’Š๐’“๐’Š๐’• ๐’๐’‡ ๐’—๐’๐’๐’–๐’๐’•๐’†๐’†๐’“๐’Š๐’”๐’Ž, ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐’—๐’‚๐’๐’–๐’†๐’” ๐’๐’‡ ๐’„๐’๐’Ž๐’Ž๐’–๐’๐’Š๐’•๐’š ๐’”๐’†๐’“๐’—๐’Š๐’„๐’†, ๐’Š๐’๐’•๐’†๐’ˆ๐’“๐’Š๐’•๐’š ๐’‚๐’๐’… ๐’„๐’Š๐’—๐’Š๐’„ ๐’“๐’†๐’”๐’‘๐’๐’๐’”๐’Š๐’ƒ๐’Š๐’๐’Š๐’•๐’š Tenzin LhadenUnparalleled volunteerism and contributions are well-known among Desuups. On June 30, 2021, desuups were summoned to help the police following an unfortunate landslide near Torobari that claimed two lives. This is just one example of disaster …

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A new party registers amidst looming 2023 National Assembly Election

โ€ฆ.๐’‚ ๐’๐’†๐’˜ ๐’‘๐’๐’๐’Š๐’•๐’Š๐’„๐’‚๐’ ๐’‘๐’‚๐’“๐’•๐’š ๐’Ž๐’‚๐’Œ๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ ๐’Š๐’•๐’” ๐’˜๐’‚๐’š ๐’•๐’ ๐’„๐’๐’Ž๐’‘๐’†๐’•๐’† ๐’Š๐’ 2023-๐‘ฎ๐’†๐’๐’†๐’“๐’‚๐’ ๐‘จ๐’”๐’”๐’†๐’Ž๐’ƒ๐’๐’š ๐’†๐’๐’†๐’„๐’•๐’Š๐’๐’๐’” Choeying Dekar Bhutan Tendrel Party (BTP) after formally submitting its charter, name and symbol, membership list and other documents required by the law and being approved by the Election Commission of Bhutan (ECB) on January 11, the party is registered as the 6th political parties in the …

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57 civil servants benefit from CSWS since its launch

โ€ฆ..The RCSC pays Nu 10,000 to every civil servant on the birth of a child under the Civil Servantโ€™s Welfare Scheme. By Sonam Deki On November 11, 2022, Royal Civil Service Commission (RCSC) introduced a new entitlement under the Civil Servantโ€™s Welfare Scheme (CSWS) that provides Nu. 10,000 to every civil servant on birth of a child. As of today, …

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Journalistsโ€™ attrition, a telltale of flagging environment for journalists

โ€œโ€ฆ lack of information often discourages us to do story and ultimately, we quitโ€ By Sangay Dorji & Sonam Choki For Bhutanโ€™s media sector, the attrition of journalists is nothing new. Journalists have been known to leave for a variety of reasons, including the search for better opportunities, work demands, personal conflicts, lack of career advancement, and occasionally management concerns.However, …

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Solar PV system lights Aja Nye

By Staff Reporter The first-ever 80 KiloWatt (kW) Decentralized Distributed Generation of Solar Photovoltaics (PV) system in the country at Aja Nye, Mongar was virtually launched by Lyonpo Loknath Sharma in presence of community members and partners on December 30, 2022. The construction of the first Decentralized Solar PV system of 80 KiloWatt (kW) in the rural community of Aja …

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Only local products the priority

โ€ฆonly thematic fairs meant for promoting local products and services and for export purposes shall be allowed By Sonam Deki The Ministry of Industry, Commerce, and Employment (MoICE) (then Ministry of Economic Affairs) had informed the general public that the conduct of consumer trade fairs and general fairs in the country involving external parties and imported goods shall not be …

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Machineries and equipment for better road maintenance

By Staff Reporter The national highway networks face a serious challenge of road block in the winter season due to heavy snowfall along the high passes and landslide during the monsoon seasons. In order to facilitate the Departmentโ€™s efforts in keeping the roads open to commuters under all kinds of weather and in particular the snowy weather in the winter …

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OCP inspects market hubs for consumer protection regulations adherence

โ€ฆ..A total of 172 businesses, including groceries, meat markets, auto shops, tire shops, and Petroleum Retail Outlets (PRO) inspected. By Sonam Deki From November 20 to December 5, 2022, the major market hubs in Gasa, Punakha, and Wangdiphodrang Dzongkhags were inspected by Office of Consumer Protection (OCP) with the assistance of Bhutan Agriculture and Food Regulatory Authority (BAFRA) Offices in …

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