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A transgender with a heart of gold

Carefully serving hot rice porridge or thukpa to partygoers near Viva City discotheque is a 44-year-old street hawker, Penjor Tshering. Originally from Punakha, Penjor is now settled in Thimphu. Penjor is male biologically male but her mental orientation makes her a female trapped in a man’s body. Penjor has no …

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DNT launches 46 candidates

Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa (DNT) launched 46 candidates on 1st June.  DNT said that its candidate from Dogar-Shaba, Nima Tshering couldn’t make it for the launch as the candidate is resigning. However, DNT plans to introduce a replacement candidate soon. Of the 46 candidates, 5 are women. Five former parliamentarians and …

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PDP’s seven new candidates with a former minister in the mix

The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has introduced seven new candidates earlier this week including one former minister. Lyonchhen Dasho Tshering Tobgay said that it is most important to find experienced, dedicated and capable candidates to serve the people. He said that all the seven new candidates have good work experience …

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The opportunities in the Agro Business

A group of panelists from different sectors held a discussion on agri-business during the Better Business Summit held yesterday. Though agriculture as one of the five jewels of the economy involving 70 percent of the private sector workforce, yet it contributes only 18 percent to the country’s GDP. The country …

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