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Advocating menstrual hygiene among young girls

By Phurpa Wangmo RENEW, a non-profit organization that focuses on women empowerment, and the education ministry launched the Days for Girls kits, which are washable menstrual health kits, at the Khasadrapchu Middle Secondary School in Thimphu this week. The initiative will be piloted for six months after which it will be expanded in other schools. The program is being funded …

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Securing the nation and empowering the future

๐—ง๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐˜€๐—น๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ผ๐—ณ๐—›๐—ถ๐˜€๐— ๐—ฎ๐—ท๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜๐˜†’๐˜€๐—”๐—ฑ๐—ฑ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜€๐—ฎ๐˜๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ๐Ÿณ๐Ÿณ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฅ๐—•๐—”๐—ฅ๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐—ฟ๐˜‚๐—ถ๐˜๐˜€๐—”๐˜๐˜๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ฃ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ฑ๐—ฒ As we are all gathered here on this auspicious day to celebrate your success, which is the result of your efforts and collective prayers, I am pleased to wish you all Tashi Delek. The Armed Forces of Bhutan was instituted upon firm foundations by His Majesty King Jigme Dorji Wangchuck, and fortified by my Father, His Majesty Jigme Singye …

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Protagonists at ground zero

Phuentsholing and her residents stood the test of time with unwavering resilience through the face of the pandemic, earns ovations and salutations for National Award Tashi Namgyal/Thimphu Touted as the longest lockdown in the world, Phuentsholing and its residents stood still for 2,880 hours when the town went into its fourth lockdown. Phuentsholing has witnessed the worst lockdown in the …

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How long can Bhutan sustain negative carbon emissions?

Car ownership growing by 15% annually By Tashi Namgyal/Thimphu Bhutan declared itself carbon neutral during climate talks more than a decade ago. It was the first time in the world that happened.Few noticed. โ€œGovernments were so busy arguing with one another and blaming each other for causing climate change, that when a small country raised our hands and announced, โ€˜We …

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Govt. insists they will reform the Drayang set-up

By Phurpa Wangmo The government insists that they are not here to bring an end to the Drayang business but to professionalize it. Earlier Prime Minister Dr Lotay Tshering stated that if Drayangs decided to close, the government would look at the loans and accumulated rents of their businesses and even work on the rehabilitation of the girls working in …

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