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A small member of a big film crew

PROFILE: It is Sunday and the sky is grey, pregnant with rain.  In a two-storey traditional house in Motithang, crew-members working with film director Tshering Wangyel are enjoying their free time before the next shot. The small man, Azha Namgay, 59, who is loved by all, is there too. Azha …

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Are E-cars really environment-friendly?

Considering the CDM benefit analysis, environmental friendliness of e-car comes under the scrutiny E-cars: While the issue is already under the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) scanner, findings from a study seems to have whitewashed the underlying intentions of promoting electric vehicles-zero emission and curbing the fuel imports. Although the country has …

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Four new Prados for ministerial pool

The govt.’s recent order comes with a price tag of Nu 3 million each Perks: The State Trading Corporation of Bhutan Limited (STCBL) recently delivered a fresh consignment of four Toyota Land Cruiser (Prados) registered with the government. Although corporation officials didn’t comment whether the vehicles were ministers’ pool vehicles, …

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Gender gap in social security

Women are less likely to receive a pension in old age and, if when they do, they get less UN Report: The country may boast of better gender equality, but when it comes to social protection, Bhutan is no exception, with women having less access to social security, like retirement …

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His Majesty The King granted dhar to the newly elected gup of Mongar gewog, Rinzin. Gup Rinzin was elected during the second bye-election. Elections were held after the post became vacant due to the demise of the incumbent gup in January.    

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DNT urges Parliament to prioritise employment

The party believes the govt. should develop a long-term strategy to deal with the issue Jobs: In the wake of growing unemployment, the Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa (DNT) has urged the upcoming parliament session to formulate resolutions that will address the problem in a sustainable way. “It’s time to keep our …

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A week-long recitation of tshigduen seldep seven-line prayer, an invocation of Guru Rinpoche is being conducted at the Thimphu Memorial Choeten. Organised by Tshokey Dorji Foundation, the prayer that is recited by 85 monks from Kharchu drastang in Bumthang is dedicated for the well-being of His Majesty the fourth Druk …

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A league round up

Tertons lead the table Football: With six wins from seven games, FC Terton entered the second round of the Yanmar Thimphu Premier League with a commanding 18 points lead at the top of the table. All seven participating teams have completed the first six games in the tournament. FC Terton, …

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Eastern United claimed their third consecutive victory in the Jigme Dorji Wangchuck National Archery Tournament when they defeated Druk Green Power Corporation (DGPC) in the third and final set of the game at the Changlimithang archery range yesterday. DGPC won the first set 25-3 but the defending champions Eastern United …

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Dealing with teacher deployment

The projection will resolve the paradox of a shortage of teachers when there are plenty Education: The education ministry is doing something that should have been done years ago. It is working on the most “complicated” issue – teacher deployment projection. It has been observed that the lack of a …

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Dawdling on poverty reduction?

Although Bhutan slashed poverty by half from 2007-12, Gini coefficient remained the same WB Report: Pace of poverty reduction in Bhutan has slowed down since 2012 World Bank’s projections made through its report on country’s macro poverty outlook revealed. The country’s last available official poverty estimate is 12.7 percent in …

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