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First Bhutanese rap album released

By Tshering It was 2011, when Kezang Dorji started making rap music and till date he had produced more than 30 songs. On Thursday, Kezang became the first Bhutanese rapper to release music album titled ‘The KUZUZANGPO Album” on a 2GB USB Drive containing 16 songs. It is compilation album of 16 rap songs. The songs are in Dzongkha, English …

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Farmers reluctant to revert fallow lands

By Chimi Rinzin More than 80% of the population is involved in agriculture in our country. Agriculture has been the main source of livelihood for generations. But today, due to various reasons, it seems farmers are losing interest in agricultural work and as a result most of the lands are left fallow. As per the RNRC Newsletter released recently, most of …

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Eyebrows raised over overseas program

By Yeshi Choden Though Bhutan is a small country with small population it has been struggling with the employment problem since decades. As per the 13th National Labour Force Survey report, the national unemployment rate has decreased from 2.6 percent in 2014 to 2.5 percent in 2015. However, the youth unemployment rate increased by 1.3 percent in 2015 from 9.4 percent …

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Intensive Care Unit opened to save lives

By Dhicksha Darnal Animals cannot talk nor reason but they do suffer as much we human do. Even though Bhutanese advocate Kindness and compassion toward all living beings, many fail to practice it in real life. Being a Buddhist country there is nothing as exploiting animals for experiment or leather, but we have some how become so heartless and ignorant about …

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Soaring house rent: Thimphu Thromde yet to receive a complain

By Yeshi Choden Thimphu Thromde has never received a single complain regarding unlawful increase of a rent by any tenants so far. An official from Thimphu Thromde said there is no single complain filed by any tenants regarding the illegal increase of a rent. “If there are such issues, the tenant should report with proper documents and evidence.” “Instead, it is …

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In conversation with Tshewang Ugyen: A Street Dancer

Tshewang Ugyen commonly known as Charlie is the first Bhutanese dancer to participate in Dance plus TV reality show audition in India and Everest Jam held in Nepal. In total, Charlie won as many as nine major trophies since 2003 till date. Tshewang is 25 year old from Phuntsholing and graduated from Gaeddu College of Business Studies and currently working …

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Empower not stigmatize violence victim

By Dhicksha Darnal We think danger lurks outside but we find the real evil inside the safe walls of our home. Women are trapped in a room and not let out, raised fist as if he is going to hit you, grabbed, humiliated and threatened many times so much so that they fear of the sense of some unpredictable force that …

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Your month’s diet is next month’s weight

By Yeshi Choden Junk food has slowly but surely found its place in our Bhutanese diet. It has become and internal part of our eating habits and has become something we cannot live without. People of all age groups prefer junk food as it is cheap and readily available. There are ample of cafes and fast food restaurants which give them …

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E-reading overtaking books

By Chimi Rinzin Reading books has been the habit of many people from various age groups since decades, but today the old books have given way to online reading and internets. The launching of E-library app has affected the book stores hugely. People prefer online readings as it’s convenient. This has decreased the visitors coming to book stores. Pekhang Book Store …

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353 yak herders gathered in Thimphu to discuss development priorities

By Tshering More than 353 yak herders from across the country came together in Thimphu and had firsthand discussion on their development priorities in the first ever consultative workshop with the government on October 18. The workshop was organised to give awareness on existing legislation on conservation & development programs and to come up with holistic plans and strategies for …

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