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People waiting for Wi-Fi and Suung-Joen App

With the new government having promised free WiFi, people are anxiously waiting for the free service. The new government has 25 pledges to fulfill in 120 days in areas of economy, education, agriculture and connectivity. The free Wi-Fi and Suung-Joen App are the two most eagerly waited. In an earlier interview with Business Bhutan, Minister of foreign affairs, Lyonpo (Dr) …

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A skate park in Thimphu

In memory of a lost son Although not a popular sports in the country, Thim­phu got its first skate park earlier this week. The park at Babena, Jungshina was opened to public on November 20. Ed­ucation minister Jai Bir Rai inaugurated the park. The park was built with financial support from an American family who spent US$98,000 for the construc­tion …

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A Throema practitioner at 10

When most kids of his age are after gadgets and cartoon movies or video games, Namdrol Jatshok Kara is busy mastering the art of Throema. The 10-yer old boy of Ney Primary School, Kurtoe, started the religious practice when he was eight years old and studying in class II. A son of a divorced parent, Namdrol stays with his maternal …

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A beautiful story

By early afternoon yesterday, good news from Melbourne reached Bhutan. Conjoined twins Nima and Dawa were successfully separated. The image of the separated twins flooded social media. The news was followed by thousands of congratulatory notes on social media, where Bhutanese were sharing and re-sharing the beautiful story that appeared on many news outlets. The massive operation to separate the …

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Bhutan second women minister

Bhutan again elected a wom­en minister. Lyonpo Dechen Wangmo is the second wom­en minister after Dasho Dorji Choden. Lyonpo Dechen Wangmo is the third oldest sibling. She is 42 and mother of one. She contested as Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa’s (DNT) candidate from north Thim­phu. She has bachelors in car­diopulmonary science from Northeastern University, Boston MA, and masters in public health …

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CSO training

The three days training for Civil Society Organizations (CSO) was conducted at United Nations house and around twenty registered participants attended the training. As CSOs are new in Bhu­tan, they are behind in run­ning the organizations. Mainly the organizations lacked skills in fund rais­ing and media engagement. Trainers from different agen­cies, from abroad and Bhutan educated the participants. On first …

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4th International Conference on Medical and Health Sciences

Medical Education Centre for Research, Innovation and Training (MECRIT) and Khesar Gyalpo University of Medical Sciences of Bhutan (KGUMSB) is initiating the Fourth International Confer­ence on Medical and Health Sciences starting from No­vember 9. This year, the theme of the program is “Im­proving Quality and Patient Safety in Health Care”. The main objective for holding the conference is to gather …

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The Youngest Minister of Bhutan

A young leader of Bhutan emerged from Thrimsh­ing, Trashigang at the age of 32. Lyonpo Ugyen Dorji is now considered to be the youngest minister of the country. He said, “It is a huge responsibility that I am shouldering at this age. I will give my best and strive to live up to the ex­pectations of the people.” He said …

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BKP request Dasho Neten Zangmo to stay with the party

The Bhutan Kuen-Nyam Party (BKP) has requested its President Dasho Neten Zangmo to reconsider her resignation as the party President. Dasho Neten Zangmo had tendered her resignation letter to the party General Secretary on 16 September. However, the party revealed only on 5 November. The party spokesperson, Sonam Tobgay said that party has requested to reconsider her decision to step …

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Farmers need compensation

It is harvest time across the country. Farmers are busy reaping the fruits of their hard work. It is a beautiful scene seeing farmers threshing paddy in the autumn sun. However, despite the beautiful scenes they create, some farmers are not as happy as many assume. The yield is not only determined by how much hard work was put in. …

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