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By Dechen PemThimphu Respect, Educate, Nurture and Empower Women (RENEW) Community Service Centre in Phuentsholing is the 5th service center and the centre is inaugurated on November 30.The service center will cater the much needed support ranging from psychosocial counseling services to safe space and referrals to vulnerable population especially the survivors of domestic and Gender Based Violence (DV/GBV). The …

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Khangdari-Godari Irrigation Project to support winter farming

By Sangay DorjiThimphu Under His Majestyโ€™s vision of providing adequate irrigation water to every citizen, the Khangdari-Godari Irrigation Project was initiated in December 2021. The project will benefit more than 154 households in Yangnyer Gewog and nearby settlements. The project renovated 3.5 kilometers of Khangdari-Godari irrigation at the estimated cost of Nu 15.5 million. The project was handed over to …

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Building independence through assistive technology

By Sangay DorjiThimphu The Ability Bhutan Society(ABS), in collaboration with the Bhutan Foundation and Perkins International, organized a national disability seminar on the theme โ€œTransformative Solutions for Inclusive Development in Bhutan.โ€ The two-day seminar concluded coinciding with the International Day of Persons with Disabilities on December 3 and will include its resolutions and recommendations as a way forward for the …

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Women in STEM Bhutan

โ€ฆ.A group of determined women trying to bring change through STEM initiatives Sonam Deki The Women in STEM group (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) is a voluntary collaboration of Bhutanese women working in STEM-related fields in the nationโ€™s various government and non-governmental organizations. The main objective of STEM Group is to promote girls and women in STEM fields and empower …

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Issuance of ordinary passport notification creates confusion

โ€ฆ๐‘ท๐’†๐’๐’‘๐’๐’† ๐’“๐’–๐’”๐’‰ ๐’•๐’ ๐’ˆ๐’†๐’• ๐’•๐’‰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’๐’…๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐’๐’๐’•๐’Š๐’‡๐’Š๐’„๐’‚๐’•๐’Š๐’๐’ Sonam Deki After three-month hiatus, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has resumed the issuance of ordinary passports to the public. However people were found to be frustrated and confused by the notification, which stated that first come, first served.People rushed to the passport office because they believed it was first …

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World Stroke Day-Time saved is brain saved

…..๐‘ฌ๐’—๐’†๐’“๐’š ๐’š๐’†๐’‚๐’“ 6.5 ๐’Ž๐’Š๐’๐’๐’Š๐’๐’ ๐’‘๐’†๐’๐’‘๐’๐’† ๐’…๐’Š๐’† ๐’๐’‡ ๐’”๐’•๐’“๐’๐’Œ๐’† Tenzin Lhaden October 29 is marked as โ€˜World Stroke Dayโ€™ and theme this year for the day is โ€˜Precious Timeโ€™.The Bhutan Stroke Foundation observed the World Stroke Day. The main mission to celebrate this day was to facilitate and create better stroke care toward fulfilling Gross National Happiness and to formulate and …

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Crops ravaged by wild boar in Yumdang and FEF no longer scares wild animals

โ€ฆ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐’๐’†๐’—๐’†๐’“ ๐’†๐’๐’…๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ ๐’„๐’๐’๐’‡๐’๐’Š๐’„๐’• ๐’ƒ๐’†๐’•๐’˜๐’†๐’†๐’ ๐’‰๐’–๐’Ž๐’‚๐’ ๐’‚๐’๐’… ๐’˜๐’Š๐’๐’… ๐’๐’Š๐’‡๐’† Sonam Deki Wild boars are destroying farms at an alarming rate, said the residents of Yumdang, Panbang Dungkhang, Zhemgang Dzongkhag. They are weary with wild boars destroying their crops on a regular basis. โ€œWild boars have been a concern for the villagers every year. Unlike previous years, this year saw widespread …

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The new SDF has not deterred tourism sector in the country

โ€ฆ๐’‰๐’๐’˜๐’†๐’—๐’†๐’“, ๐’‰๐’Š๐’ˆ๐’‰ ๐’—๐’‚๐’๐’–๐’† ๐’‡๐’๐’“ ๐’”๐’•๐’‚๐’•๐’†/๐’•๐’๐’–๐’“๐’Š๐’”๐’• ๐’‚๐’๐’… ๐’๐’๐’˜ ๐’—๐’๐’๐’–๐’Ž๐’† ๐’‡๐’๐’“ ๐’”๐’†๐’„๐’•๐’๐’“ By Tenzin Lhaden1841 tourists visited Bhutan paying USD 200 per night via the Tourism Council of Bhutan (TCB) system. Among 1841 tourist, the first one to visit Bhutan paying USD 200 per night was from Switzerland who entered the country on July 13, 2022 and went back on July 18, …

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Biodiversity benefits community-Samdrup Jongkhar

๐‘ฉ๐’‰๐’–๐’•๐’‚๐’๐’†๐’”๐’† ๐‘บ๐’†๐’˜๐’†๐’•๐’Š๐’‚ ๐‘ช๐’‰๐’Š๐’“๐’‚๐’š๐’Š๐’•๐’‚ ๐’‡๐’“๐’๐’Ž ๐‘ณ๐’‚๐’–๐’“๐’Š ๐‘ฎ๐’†๐’˜๐’๐’ˆ, ๐‘บ๐’‚๐’Ž๐’…๐’“๐’–๐’‘ ๐‘ฑ๐’๐’๐’ˆ๐’Œ๐’‰๐’‚๐’“ ๐’•๐’ ๐‘ช๐’‰๐’‚๐’๐’†๐’ ๐‘ท๐’–๐’“๐’‡๐’–๐’Ž๐’” ๐‘ฉ๐’†๐’‚๐’–๐’•๐’†, ๐‘ญ๐’“๐’‚๐’๐’„๐’†. Sonam Choki The SUBLIMAGE Lโ€™EXTRAIT, a Chanel product using an active ingredient from Swertia chirayita grown in the remote parts of Lauri Gewog under Samdrup Jongkhar Dzongkag has been launched by Chanel Parfums Beaute (Chanel PB) based in France in October 2022. The plant Swertia chirayita is …

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