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Mother commits suicide in Dagana

A 40-year-old woman was found hanging from a tree on May 9 in Gesarling, Dagana. According to Drimpon Gom, RBP, Tsewang Tashi, “The deceased had abruptly walked away at around 2 pm giving a final word that all her children are old enough to earn their living without the support …

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Drying water sources causes much hardship in Dagana

The five gewogs of Goshi, Gesarling, Nichula, Tashiding and Tshendagang under Dagana are suffering from acute drinking water shortages. They also do not have enough water for their cardamom plants, a main source of income, which needs plenty of water supply and shade. It has been more than four months …

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Microfinance uses self-help to benefit rural women in Bhutan

In the September 2011, RENEW (Respect Educate Nurture Empower Women) signed a project agreement with a German savings bank foundation for international cooperation (SBFIC) to establish a microfinance system in a country. Mr. Bernd Baehr, the Country Representative for SBFIC said the main objective of establishment of microfinance in country …

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The vexing issue of high youth unemployment in rural areas 

The unemployment issue, which emerged in early 2000, is seen as one of the major challenges facing Bhutan. As per the Labour Force Survey 2014, the national unemployment rate is estimated at 2.6 percent, which is low compared to South Asian countries. However, the youth unemployment rate at 9.4 percent …

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Outbreak of Parvoviral Enteritis (Parvo) among dogs

A significant increase in number of dogs infected with Parvo disease has been recorded at the veterinary hospital in Chubachu, Thimphu starting from the end of the February. An average of 4-5 dogs a day, which around more than 60 dogs in a month, are detected positive for the parvoviral …

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3 Thimphu schools bag Reading Year honors

As a tribute to the 60th birth anniversary of the fourth Druk Gyalpo, 2015 was declared as the National Reading Year. Every school across the country took part recording the number of books read by the students. The first price was bagged by the Zilnon Namgyelling Primary School in Thimphu. …

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Central school’s benefit rural youth and the poor

A total of 51 central schools have been established within this year where 27 are newly established based on the studies on the number of youth and general population and also the remoteness of that area of the country. Central schools are not only expected to generally improve the quality …

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