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Dorji Phuntsho, originating from Trashigang, Phongmey, generously shares his inspiring journey as an IT and Media officer at the Disabled People’s Organization of Bhutan spanning the last 11 years. In the 21st century, where information and communications technology (ICT) has become integral to daily life, Dorji, a visually impaired individual, has chosen to excel in this field. His dedication to …

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๐‘๐ข๐ฌ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ƒ๐ซ๐ฎ๐  ๐“๐ซ๐š๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐ข๐œ๐ค๐ข๐ง๐  ๐“๐ซ๐ž๐ง๐๐ฌ ๐’๐ฉ๐š๐ซ๐ค ๐•๐ข๐ ๐จ๐ซ๐จ๐ฎ๐ฌ ๐€๐ง๐ญ๐ข- ๐“๐ซ๐š๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐ข๐œ๐ค๐ข๐ง๐  ๐Œ๐ž๐š๐ฌ๐ฎ๐ซ๐ž๐ฌ

โ€ฆ๐‘น๐‘ฉ๐‘ท, ๐’“๐’†๐’ˆ๐’–๐’๐’‚๐’•๐’๐’“๐’š ๐’‚๐’–๐’•๐’‰๐’๐’“๐’Š๐’•๐’Š๐’†๐’”, ๐’‚๐’๐’… ๐‘ฏ๐’†๐’‚๐’๐’•๐’‰ ๐‘ด๐’Š๐’๐’Š๐’”๐’•๐’“๐’š ๐’‹๐’๐’Š๐’ ๐’‡๐’๐’“๐’„๐’†๐’” ๐’•๐’ ๐’„๐’๐’–๐’๐’•๐’†๐’“ ๐’…๐’“๐’–๐’ˆ ๐’Ž๐’†๐’๐’‚๐’„๐’† By Kezang ChodenRecent data from the Royal Bhutan Police (RBP) reveals the crucial role of multiple checkpoints and specialized divisions in preventing drug trafficking activities. These measures have not only disrupted numerous smuggling operations but also significantly reduced the flow of illicit substances into the country. Notably, out …

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๐”๐ง๐ฏ๐ž๐ข๐ฅ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐’๐ก๐š๐๐จ๐ฐ๐ฌ: ๐”๐ง๐๐ž๐ซ๐ฌ๐ญ๐š๐ง๐๐ข๐ง๐  ๐š๐ง๐ ๐€๐๐๐ซ๐ž๐ฌ๐ฌ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐‘๐ข๐ฌ๐ž ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐’๐ž๐ฑ ๐–๐จ๐ซ๐ค

โ€ฆ๐’†๐’™๐’‘๐’๐’๐’“๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ ๐’„๐’‚๐’–๐’”๐’†๐’”, ๐’”๐’†๐’†๐’Œ๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ ๐’”๐’๐’๐’–๐’•๐’Š๐’๐’๐’”, ๐’‚๐’๐’… ๐’ƒ๐’–๐’Š๐’๐’…๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ ๐’‚๐’˜๐’‚๐’“๐’†๐’๐’†๐’”๐’” ๐’•๐’ ๐’‘๐’“๐’๐’•๐’†๐’„๐’• ๐’—๐’–๐’๐’๐’†๐’“๐’‚๐’ƒ๐’๐’† ๐’„๐’๐’Ž๐’Ž๐’–๐’๐’Š๐’•๐’Š๐’†๐’” By Pema Chozom, Tenzin Euden & Sonam Choki Bhutan has seen a notable uptick in the influx of individuals, predominantly young females and male, engaging in sex work. Reported cases, delineated by age, have shown a steady escalation since 2019, spanning from 17-year-olds to those aged 25 and beyond. …

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๐๐ก๐ฎ๐ญ๐š๐ง ๐…๐š๐œ๐ž๐ฌ ๐€๐ฅ๐š๐ซ๐ฆ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ˆ๐ง๐œ๐ซ๐ž๐š๐ฌ๐ž ๐ข๐ง ๐‚๐ž๐ซ๐ฏ๐ข๐œ๐š๐ฅ ๐‚๐š๐ง๐œ๐ž๐ซ ๐‚๐š๐ฌ๐ž๐ฌ

โ€ฆ๐’‰๐’†๐’‚๐’๐’•๐’‰๐’„๐’‚๐’“๐’† ๐’†๐’™๐’‘๐’†๐’“๐’•๐’” ๐’”๐’•๐’“๐’†๐’”๐’” ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐’Š๐’Ž๐’‘๐’๐’“๐’•๐’‚๐’๐’„๐’† ๐’๐’‡ ๐‘ฏ๐‘ท๐‘ฝ ๐’—๐’‚๐’„๐’„๐’Š๐’๐’‚๐’•๐’Š๐’๐’ ๐’‚๐’๐’… ๐’“๐’†๐’ˆ๐’–๐’๐’‚๐’“ ๐’”๐’„๐’“๐’†๐’†๐’๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ๐’” ๐’•๐’ ๐’„๐’๐’Ž๐’ƒ๐’‚๐’• ๐’“๐’Š๐’”๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ ๐’Ž๐’๐’“๐’•๐’‚๐’๐’Š๐’•๐’š ๐’“๐’‚๐’•๐’†๐’” By Kezang ChodenCervical cancer has emerged as a significant public health concern in Bhutan, with the incidence of the disease steadily increasing over the past decade. Recent statistics reveal an alarming trend, with an annual influx of 70-80 new cervical cancer patients and 25-30 …

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๐Š๐ข๐ง๐ฅ๐ž๐ฒ ๐ƒ๐ž๐ฆ ๐‚๐ฅ๐ข๐ง๐œ๐ก๐ž๐ฌ ๐Ÿ’๐ญ๐ก ๐๐ฅ๐š๐œ๐ž ๐š๐ญ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐‚๐ก๐š๐ง๐ ๐ฐ๐จ๐ง ๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ’ ๐–๐’๐๐’ ๐–๐จ๐ซ๐ฅ๐ ๐‚๐ฎ๐ฉ, ๐ˆ๐ง๐ฌ๐ฉ๐ข๐ซ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐๐š๐ซ๐š๐ฅ๐ฒ๐ฆ๐ฉ๐ข๐œ ๐ƒ๐ซ๐ž๐š๐ฆ๐ฌ

By Babita KharelBhutan is bursting with pride for Kinley Dem’s outstanding performance at the Changwon 2024 WSP World Cup! Her unwavering determination and refined skills were on full display as she secured a spot in the final rounds with a stellar score of 618.8 points. But that’s not all! Kinley’s talent shone even brighter as she soared to an incredible …

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๐‚๐จ๐ง๐œ๐ž๐ซ๐ง๐ฌ ๐‘๐ข๐ฌ๐ž ๐Ž๐ฏ๐ž๐ซ ๐“๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ๐ข๐ฌ๐ญ ๐“๐š๐ฑ๐ข ๐€๐œ๐œ๐ž๐ฌ๐ฌ ๐๐ž๐ญ๐ฐ๐ž๐ž๐ง ๐‰๐š๐ข๐ ๐š๐จ๐ง ๐š๐ง๐ ๐๐ก๐ฎ๐ญ๐š๐ง

โ€ฆ๐’—๐’†๐’‰๐’Š๐’„๐’๐’†๐’” ๐’Š๐’๐’•๐’†๐’๐’…๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ ๐’•๐’ ๐’—๐’†๐’๐’•๐’–๐’“๐’† ๐’ƒ๐’†๐’š๐’๐’๐’… ๐‘น๐’Š๐’๐’„๐’‰๐’†๐’๐’…๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ ๐‘ช๐’‰๐’†๐’„๐’Œ ๐‘ท๐’๐’”๐’• ๐’‚๐’“๐’† ๐’“๐’†๐’’๐’–๐’Š๐’“๐’†๐’… ๐’•๐’ ๐’‘๐’‚๐’š ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐‘บ๐’–๐’”๐’•๐’‚๐’Š๐’๐’‚๐’ƒ๐’๐’† ๐‘ซ๐’†๐’—๐’†๐’๐’๐’‘๐’Ž๐’†๐’๐’• ๐‘ญ๐’–๐’๐’… ๐’‡๐’†๐’†, ๐’‚๐’๐’… ๐‘ต๐’–. 4,500 ๐’‘๐’†๐’“ ๐’—๐’†๐’‰๐’Š๐’„๐’๐’†, ๐’‘๐’†๐’“ ๐’๐’Š๐’ˆ๐’‰๐’•, ๐’„๐’๐’Ž๐’‘๐’๐’Š๐’‚๐’๐’„๐’† ๐’˜๐’Š๐’•๐’‰ ๐‘ฉ๐’‰๐’–๐’•๐’‚๐’๐’†๐’”๐’† ๐’“๐’†๐’ˆ๐’–๐’๐’‚๐’•๐’Š๐’๐’๐’” ๐’‚๐’๐’… ๐’„๐’๐’๐’•๐’“๐’Š๐’ƒ๐’–๐’•๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ ๐’•๐’ ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐’„๐’๐’–๐’๐’•๐’“๐’š’๐’” ๐’”๐’–๐’”๐’•๐’‚๐’Š๐’๐’‚๐’ƒ๐’๐’† ๐’…๐’†๐’—๐’†๐’๐’๐’‘๐’Ž๐’†๐’๐’• ๐’†๐’‡๐’‡๐’๐’“๐’•๐’”. By Ngawang JamphelIn the border town of Jaigaon, India, adjacent to Bhutan, a discordant note has emerged. Taxi drivers in Jaigaon are expressing concerns …

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๐’๐š๐ฆ๐๐ซ๐ฎ๐ฉ ๐‰๐จ๐ง๐ ๐ค๐ก๐š๐ซ ๐ˆ๐ง๐๐จ-๐๐ก๐ฎ๐ญ๐š๐ง ๐†๐š๐ญ๐ž ๐’๐ฉ๐ฎ๐ซ๐ฌ ๐‚๐š๐ฅ๐ฅ๐ฌ ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ ๐„๐ง๐ก๐š๐ง๐œ๐ž๐ ๐ˆ๐ง๐Ÿ๐ซ๐š๐ฌ๐ญ๐ซ๐ฎ๐œ๐ญ๐ฎ๐ซ๐ž ๐š๐ง๐ ๐‚๐จ๐จ๐ฉ๐ž๐ซ๐š๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง

โ€ฆ๐’„๐’๐’๐’๐’‚๐’ƒ๐’๐’“๐’‚๐’•๐’Š๐’—๐’† ๐’†๐’‡๐’‡๐’๐’“๐’•๐’” ๐’ƒ๐’š ๐‘ฉ๐‘ฐ๐‘ญ๐‘จ ๐’‚๐’๐’… ๐‘ฐ๐‘ฉ๐‘ญ๐‘จ ๐’‘๐’‚๐’—๐’† ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐’˜๐’‚๐’š ๐’‡๐’๐’“ ๐’”๐’Ž๐’๐’๐’•๐’‰ ๐’•๐’“๐’‚๐’๐’”๐’‚๐’„๐’•๐’Š๐’๐’๐’” ๐’‚๐’• ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐‘ฐ๐’๐’…๐’-๐‘ฉ๐’‰๐’–๐’•๐’‚๐’ ๐‘ฎ๐’‚๐’•๐’†, ๐’†๐’๐’‰๐’‚๐’๐’„๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ ๐‘ช๐’“๐’๐’”๐’”-๐‘ฉ๐’๐’“๐’…๐’†๐’“ ๐’„๐’๐’๐’๐’†๐’„๐’•๐’Š๐’—๐’Š๐’•๐’š By Babita KharelIn recent months, the Indo-Bhutan Gate at Samdrup Jongkhar has become a focal point of concern, as trade difficulties and administrative hurdles have led to tensions and disruptions for Indian and Bhutanese nationals alike. Central to the issue is …

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๐๐ก๐ฎ๐ญ๐š๐ง ๐’๐ฎ๐ซ๐ฉ๐š๐ฌ๐ฌ๐ž๐ฌ ๐“๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ๐ข๐ฌ๐ฆ ๐€๐ซ๐ซ๐ข๐ฏ๐š๐ฅ ๐“๐š๐ซ๐ ๐ž๐ญ๐ฌ ๐€๐ฆ๐ข๐ ๐†๐ฅ๐จ๐›๐š๐ฅ ๐”๐ง๐œ๐ž๐ซ๐ญ๐š๐ข๐ง๐ญ๐ข๐ž๐ฌ

โ€ฆ๐‘ด๐’‚๐’“๐’„๐’‰ 2024 ๐’†๐’Ž๐’†๐’“๐’ˆ๐’†๐’… ๐’‚๐’” ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐’•๐’‰๐’Š๐’“๐’… ๐’ƒ๐’–๐’”๐’Š๐’†๐’”๐’• ๐’Ž๐’๐’๐’•๐’‰ ๐’”๐’Š๐’๐’„๐’† ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐’„๐’๐’–๐’๐’•๐’“๐’š’๐’” ๐’“๐’†๐’๐’‘๐’†๐’๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ, ๐’˜๐’Š๐’•๐’‰ 14,822 ๐’‚๐’“๐’“๐’Š๐’—๐’‚๐’๐’”, ๐’‡๐’๐’๐’๐’๐’˜๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐’•๐’“๐’†๐’๐’…๐’” ๐’”๐’†๐’• ๐’ƒ๐’š ๐‘ด๐’‚๐’š ๐’‚๐’๐’… ๐‘ถ๐’„๐’•๐’๐’ƒ๐’†๐’“ 2023 By Ngawang JampelIn 2018, Bhutan welcomed 274,097 visitors, a number that soared to 315,599 in 2019. However, the most notable growth was observed in 2023 when the country exceeded its projected tourism arrival target by hosting …

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๐ƒ๐ซ๐ฎ๐ค ๐ƒ๐ข๐ ๐ข๐ญ ๐€๐ฉ๐ฉ ๐๐ซ๐ž๐š๐ค๐ฌ ๐‹๐š๐ง๐ ๐ฎ๐š๐ ๐ž ๐๐š๐ซ๐ซ๐ข๐ž๐ซ๐ฌ ๐ฐ๐ข๐ญ๐ก ๐ƒ๐ณ๐จ๐ง๐ ๐ค๐ก๐š ๐๐ฎ๐ฆ๐ž๐ซ๐š๐ฅ๐ฌ

โ€ฆ๐’†๐’Ž๐’‘๐’๐’˜๐’†๐’“๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ ๐‘ฉ๐’‰๐’–๐’•๐’‚๐’๐’†๐’”๐’† ๐’„๐’๐’Ž๐’Ž๐’–๐’๐’Š๐’•๐’Š๐’†๐’” ๐’•๐’‰๐’“๐’๐’–๐’ˆ๐’‰ ๐’€๐’๐’–๐’•๐’‰-๐’๐’†๐’… ๐’Š๐’๐’๐’๐’—๐’‚๐’•๐’Š๐’๐’ ๐’Š๐’ ๐’…๐’Š๐’ˆ๐’Š๐’•๐’‚๐’ ๐’Ž๐’‚๐’•๐’‰๐’†๐’Ž๐’‚๐’•๐’Š๐’„๐’” ๐’”๐’๐’๐’–๐’•๐’Š๐’๐’๐’” By Ngawang JamphelJigme Wangyel, 16, and Unish Ghalley, 15, embarked on a remarkable journey during their 10th-grade studies at Khangkhu Middle Secondary School in Paro. Witnessing the challenges faced by many Bhutanese individuals, particularly those in rural areas and monks taught solely in Dzongkha, they recognized the need for a …

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๐€๐ข๐ฅ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐’๐ฒ๐ฌ๐ญ๐ž๐ฆ๐ฌ, ๐€๐ข๐ฅ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐๐š๐ญ๐ข๐ž๐ง๐ญ๐ฌ, ๐š๐ฌ ๐‰๐ƒ๐–๐๐‘๐‡ ๐–๐ซ๐ž๐ฌ๐ญ๐ฅ๐ž๐ฌ ๐ฐ๐ข๐ญ๐ก ๐ƒ๐ข๐ฌ๐จ๐ซ๐ ๐š๐ง๐ข๐ณ๐š๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง ๐š๐ง๐ ๐’๐ก๐จ๐ซ๐ญ๐š๐ ๐ž๐ฌ

โ€ฆ๐’Š๐’๐’—๐’†๐’”๐’•๐’Š๐’ˆ๐’‚๐’•๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ ๐‘ฑ๐‘ซ๐‘พ๐‘ต๐‘น๐‘ฏ’๐’” ๐’Ž๐’‚๐’๐’‚๐’ˆ๐’†๐’Ž๐’†๐’๐’• ๐’˜๐’๐’†๐’” ๐’‚๐’๐’… ๐’‘๐’‚๐’•๐’Š๐’†๐’๐’• ๐’ˆ๐’“๐’Š๐’†๐’—๐’‚๐’๐’„๐’†๐’” ๐’”๐’‘๐’‚๐’“๐’Œ๐’” ๐’–๐’“๐’ˆ๐’†๐’๐’• ๐‘ซ๐’†๐’Ž๐’‚๐’๐’… ๐’‡๐’๐’“ ๐’“๐’†๐’Ž๐’†๐’…๐’Š๐’‚๐’ ๐’‚๐’„๐’•๐’Š๐’๐’ ๐’Š๐’ ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐’‰๐’†๐’‚๐’๐’•๐’‰๐’„๐’‚๐’“๐’† ๐’๐’‚๐’๐’…๐’”๐’„๐’‚๐’‘๐’† By Krishna Kumar SanyasiThe Jigme Dorji Wangchuck National Referral Hospital (JDWNRH) is a prominent healthcare facility in Bhutan, serving as a crucial referral center for patients across the country. With its extensive infrastructure and specialized medical services, JDWNRH plays a vital role in …

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