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Bhutan’s faith in UN remains unwavering: PM

Lyonchhen Dr Lotay Tshering addresses the UNGA

The Bhutanese delegation to the United Nations General Assembly returned home satisfied by its contribution to the global community despite its smallness.Prime Minister Dr Lotay Tshering who spoke about multilateralism in his address to the UN on September 28, said that there is no alternative to multilateralism. “At a time when multilateralism is often questioned, Bhutan’s faith in the United Nations remain unwavering,” he said. “I return with renewed confidence that Bhutan continues to enjoy goodwill and support from the international community.”

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No job opportunities for deaf student graduates 

Kinley Dukpa graduated from Wangsel Institute for the Deaf in 2017. Equipped with vocational skills he acquired at the institute, hewas ready to work and live an independent life. The reality astonished him. Work was hard to come by. He tried the vocational training institutes, even took bakery classes paying …

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Japan week begins

Ambassador Kenji Hiramatsu greets guests at the Clock tower square

To enhance cooperation in the fields of culture, sports, academia and people-to-people relation between Bhutan and Japan, the Japan week in Bhutan began yesterday.  Series of activities including cultural activities, health check-up, experiencing of Japanese cuisine and screening of Japanese films, marked the opening day of the week-long celebration in …

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Health flagship programmes focus on access and prevention

The health flagship prorgramme is going to cost a lot. The health ministry has projected a cost of Nu 1.9B (billion) for the four intervention or focused strategies under the flagship. Of the total, about Nu 1.127B, the highest has been estimated for the prevention of cancers, which is one of …

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WFP’s Menu Optimiser tool selected for World Expo 2020

A menu optimiser tool, PLUS, initiated by the World Food Programme (WFP) as part of the nutrition programme is selected as one of the global best practice to be showcased at the 2020 World Expo in Dubai next year. Bhutan is the country of implementation of the tool. According to …

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Cultural flaws?

There are several gaps in our health system today. Patient safety is among the main. Obviously, awareness and education have not been robust enough. We need to do more. The lack of communication, or the redundancy of it all, is still a major problem for Bhutan, even in this day …

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A glimmer of hope for local yarn makers

A Merak yarn producer at the business connection workshop

Are there locally-produced yarns? It appears there are, although of the quality that leave a lot to be desired. Naturally so, the import of yarns—affordable and of better quality—has seen steady rise over the years. To read more, please subscribe by registering at www.ekuensel.com

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Economically disadvantaged group more vulnerable to sexual abuse

The sexual violence against two minor girls just a day apart from each other has assaulted the collective Bhutanese imagination like never before. According to a 2017 study on violence against women and girls in Bhutan by the National Commission for Women and Children (NCWC), most girls and women experienced sexual …

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Janphutse residents want highland programmes

Twelve out of 70 are gungtong

Surrounded by lush green forest and beautiful paddy terraces, Jangphutse is a typical picturesque Bhutanese village situated near Indo-Bhutan border in Trashiyangtse. The land, according to the villagers, is fertile and they boast of harvesting all nine kinds of cereals. They also grow varieties of vegetables. To read more, please …

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Bhutan humbled in FIFA friendly against Bangladesh

The senior national team conceded four goals in the first game of the international friendly yesterday (Photo: BFF)

Bhutan senior national football team lost 1-4 to Bangladesh in an international friendly at the Bangabandhu National Stadium in Dhaka, Bangladesh, yesterday evening. Bangladesh hosted Bhutan as part of their preparation for their upcoming World Cup qualifiers with Qatar. To read more, please subscribe by registering at www.ekuensel.com

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U-18 Dragon Boys settles for fourth

Bhutan couldn’t score against the Maldives in two games (Photo: BFF)

The Under-18 national team lost by a lone goal to the Maldives while playing for third place in the South Asian Football Federation (SAFF) U-18 Boys Championship at APF Stadium in Kathmandu, Nepal yesterday. The Dragon Boys played confidently and restricted the  Maldives to few chances.  The first half ended …

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