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Bhutanโ€™s Battle Against Corruption, ACCโ€™s Strategies to Forge an Ethical Society

โ€ฆ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐‘จ๐‘ช๐‘ช ๐’๐’๐’˜ ๐’‰๐’‚๐’” ๐’”๐’‰๐’Š๐’‡๐’•๐’†๐’… ๐’Š๐’•๐’” ๐’‡๐’๐’„๐’–๐’” ๐’‡๐’“๐’๐’Ž ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐’„๐’๐’Ž๐’‘๐’๐’Š๐’‚๐’๐’•-๐’ƒ๐’‚๐’”๐’†๐’… ๐’Š๐’๐’—๐’†๐’”๐’•๐’Š๐’ˆ๐’‚๐’•๐’Š๐’๐’๐’” ๐’•๐’ ๐’‘๐’“๐’๐’‚๐’„๐’•๐’Š๐’—๐’† ๐’“๐’†๐’”๐’†๐’‚๐’“๐’„๐’‰ ๐’‚๐’๐’… ๐’Š๐’๐’•๐’†๐’๐’๐’Š๐’ˆ๐’†๐’๐’„๐’†-๐’ƒ๐’‚๐’”๐’†๐’… ๐’Š๐’๐’—๐’†๐’”๐’•๐’Š๐’ˆ๐’‚๐’•๐’Š๐’๐’๐’” ๐’•๐’ ๐’†๐’๐’‚๐’ƒ๐’๐’† ๐’”๐’•๐’“๐’‚๐’•๐’†๐’ˆ๐’Š๐’„ ๐’‘๐’“๐’Š๐’๐’“๐’Š๐’•๐’Š๐’›๐’‚๐’•๐’Š๐’๐’ ๐’๐’ ๐’‰๐’Š๐’ˆ๐’‰-๐’“๐’Š๐’”๐’Œ ๐’‚๐’๐’… ๐’‰๐’Š๐’ˆ๐’‰ ๐’Š๐’Ž๐’‘๐’‚๐’„๐’• ๐’„๐’‚๐’”๐’†๐’” Sonam DekiAs per the National Integrity Assessment (NIA) 2022, Abuse of Power, Bribery, and Embezzlement are the top three perceived prevalent forms of corruption in the country. This is consistent with the analysis …

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50 Years of Bhutan-UNDP Partnership Celebrated, Showcasing Key Milestones at Memorable Reception

โ€ฆBhutan has made major strides in development under our exemplary leaders in the last 50 years, and UNDP has been a steadfast partner in this development journey. By Tshering Dorji The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and External Trade (MoFAET) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) celebrated 50 years of Bhutan-UNDP partnership on Friday. The celebration involved lighting a thousand …

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Bhutan achieves a new milestone with a 27% increase in the tiger population since 2016

โ€ฆthe increase in the tiger population indicates the success of Bhutanโ€™s conservation efforts โ€“ its commitment to the Global Tiger Recovery Program to maintain a viable tiger population By Phurpa WangmoCoinciding with the International Tiger Day, the Minister for Ministry of Foreign Affairs and External Trade (MoFAET) , Dasho Dr. Tandi Dorji launched the 4th National Tiger Survey Report of …

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An Exclusive with Upasana Dahal

Upasana Dahal is a passionate Bhutanese photographer and a film maker whose unwavering dedication, artistic vision, and compassionate approach to storytelling have made her a revered figure in the global creative community. Through her lens, she captures the essence of societies, shares their stories, and inspires audiences around the world. Q. If you could tell us about your place of …

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OPINION-Revamping Bhutanโ€™s Economy Post-COVID-19: Urgent Action Required

The COVID-19 pandemic has unleashed unprecedented challenges upon countries worldwide, testing their resilience and economic prowess. While many nations have undertaken bold initiatives to revamp and reinvigorate their economies, Bhutan seems to have lagged behind in its efforts. As the private sector struggles due to a lack of funds and financial institutions tighten their lending, the government must recognize the …

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EDITORIAL-Modernizing Agriculture for Affordable and Organic Produce in Bhutan

In recent times, Bhutanese consumers have displayed a commendable shift towards locally produced vegetables and fruits due to their organic and chemical-free nature. This shift reflects a growing awareness among citizens about the benefits of consuming fresh and healthy food. However, despite the surge in demand for these products, the prices remain exorbitant, mainly due to the challenges posed by …

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Comprehensive Strategy to Address Mental Health and Suicide Prevention-The PEMA

โ€ฆ๐’„๐’๐’๐’๐’‚๐’ƒ๐’๐’“๐’‚๐’•๐’Š๐’—๐’† ๐’”๐’•๐’“๐’‚๐’•๐’†๐’ˆ๐’Š๐’†๐’”, ๐’‚๐’„๐’„๐’†๐’”๐’”๐’Š๐’ƒ๐’๐’† ๐’”๐’†๐’“๐’—๐’Š๐’„๐’†๐’”, ๐’‚๐’๐’… ๐’‘๐’“๐’๐’‚๐’„๐’•๐’Š๐’—๐’† ๐’Ž๐’†๐’‚๐’”๐’–๐’“๐’†๐’” ๐’๐’†๐’‚๐’… ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐’„๐’‰๐’‚๐’“๐’ˆ๐’† ๐’Š๐’ ๐’•๐’‚๐’„๐’Œ๐’๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ ๐’Ž๐’†๐’๐’•๐’‚๐’ ๐’‰๐’†๐’‚๐’๐’•๐’‰ ๐’Š๐’”๐’”๐’–๐’†๐’” Phurpa WangmoTaking a bold step towards tackling mental health challenges and preventing suicide, The PEMA has initiated a comprehensive and multi-sectorial approach. Collaborating with relevant organizations such as education, health, civil society groups, communities, and social services. The PEMA is working to promote protective factors …

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Bhutanโ€™s Green Wave: Surging Demand for Locally Grown, Chemical-Free Produce Despite High Prices

โ€ฆ๐’‚๐’Ž๐’Š๐’… ๐’“๐’Š๐’”๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ ๐’‘๐’“๐’Š๐’„๐’†๐’”, ๐‘ฉ๐’‰๐’–๐’•๐’‚๐’๐’†๐’”๐’† ๐’†๐’Ž๐’ƒ๐’“๐’‚๐’„๐’† ๐’‡๐’“๐’†๐’”๐’‰, ๐’”๐’–๐’”๐’•๐’‚๐’Š๐’๐’‚๐’ƒ๐’๐’† ๐’‘๐’“๐’๐’…๐’–๐’„๐’†, ๐’†๐’Ž๐’‘๐’๐’˜๐’†๐’“๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ ๐’‡๐’‚๐’“๐’Ž๐’†๐’“๐’” ๐’‚๐’๐’… ๐’‘๐’“๐’๐’Ž๐’๐’•๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ ๐’‰๐’†๐’‚๐’๐’•๐’‰ Sonam DekiIn the face of increased vegetable prices, Bhutanese consumers are demonstrating support for locally grown produce, citing its chemical-free nature and numerous benefits. Despite challenges posed by weather fluctuations and supply chain disruptions, customers continue to prioritize fresh and sustainable options, benefiting both farmers and the …

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Bhutanโ€™s Fruit Production Flourishes Despite Challenges

โ€ฆ๐’•๐’‰๐’†๐’“๐’† ๐’‰๐’‚๐’” ๐’ƒ๐’†๐’†๐’ ๐’Š๐’๐’„๐’“๐’†๐’‚๐’”๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ ๐’…๐’†๐’Ž๐’‚๐’๐’… ๐’‡๐’๐’“ ๐’”๐’†๐’†๐’… ๐’‚๐’๐’… ๐’”๐’†๐’†๐’…๐’๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ๐’” ๐’‡๐’๐’“ ๐’๐’†๐’˜๐’๐’š ๐’Š๐’๐’•๐’“๐’๐’…๐’–๐’„๐’†๐’… ๐’๐’“ ๐’‘๐’“๐’๐’Ž๐’๐’•๐’Š๐’๐’๐’‚๐’ ๐’‡๐’“๐’–๐’Š๐’• ๐’„๐’“๐’๐’‘๐’” ๐’Š๐’ ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐’„๐’๐’–๐’๐’•๐’“๐’š Phurpa Wangmo World Health Organization (WHO) and Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) advocates Fruits and Vegetables (F&V) as major sources of fiber in the diet and increased dietary fiber intake significantly reduces low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol, triglyceride levels, systolic blood pressure …

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WHO Announces Rubella-Free Status for Bhutan, Emphasizing Success of Vaccination Efforts

โ€ฆ.๐‘ฉ๐’‰๐’–๐’•๐’‚๐’ ๐’‚๐’„๐’‰๐’Š๐’†๐’—๐’†๐’” ๐’“๐’–๐’ƒ๐’†๐’๐’๐’‚ ๐’†๐’๐’Š๐’Ž๐’Š๐’๐’‚๐’•๐’Š๐’๐’, ๐’Ž๐’‚๐’“๐’Œ๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ ๐’”๐’Š๐’ˆ๐’๐’Š๐’‡๐’Š๐’„๐’‚๐’๐’• ๐’‘๐’“๐’๐’ˆ๐’“๐’†๐’”๐’” ๐’Š๐’ ๐‘พ๐‘ฏ๐‘ถ’๐’” ๐’Ž๐’†๐’‚๐’”๐’๐’†๐’” ๐’‚๐’๐’… ๐’“๐’–๐’ƒ๐’†๐’๐’๐’‚ ๐’†๐’“๐’‚๐’…๐’Š๐’„๐’‚๐’•๐’Š๐’๐’ ๐’‘๐’“๐’๐’ˆ๐’“๐’‚๐’Ž The World Health Organization (WHO) South-East Asia Region announced that Bhutan and Timor-Leste have successfully eliminated rubella on July 21, a highly contagious viral infection that can cause severe illness and irreversible birth defects in newborns when contracted during pregnancy. The achievement was made possible through …

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