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Loan deferment for youth in Japan may take time 

Deferring loan repayment for the youth in Japan may take time because the Bhutan Development Bank Limited (BDBL) requires the client to sign the agreement of deferment in person, Prime Minister Dr Lotay Tshering said. At the Friday Meet yesterday, Lyonchhen said that after the government decided to defer the …

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Bhutan commits to eliminate cervical cancer

Bhutan committed to eliminate cervical cancer at the 144thsession of the WHO executive board, which was held in Geneva, Switzerland from January 24 to February 1. Health Minister Dechen Wangmo said at the Friday Meet yesterday that the main function of the executive board was to decide the agenda for …

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Tertiary hospital likely to come up where education city was planned

The first concept paper on the country’s tertiary hospital, one of the major flagship pledges of the Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa, was ready, health minister Dechen Wangmo said. The hospital would be established in phases. The education city project site at Wang Sisina, Thimphu is being considered as an option. The …

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The basket weaver near Darachhu

At an age when most elderly people retire from work, an 82-year-old man from Thakorling gewog in Tsirang still keeps busy weaving and selling bamboo products. 

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Pazaps, a significant part of Punakha Dromchoe

Dophu was 12 when he first became a pazap, a traditional warrior, to perform in Punakha dromchoe. He is 80 and among the oldest pazaps performing at the dromchoe today. Punakha dromchoe is a festival reenacting the war against the Tibetans in Bhutan.

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