Thimphu Thromde achieves most of its 11th Five-Year plan targets

Thimphu Thromde has achieved 24 of its 44 targets made, with 14 on track and 6 at risk.  The key result  areas of Thromde includes enhanced opportunity for lifelong learning, strengthening Bhutanese identity and culture, transparency, efficiency and effectiveness of public service delivery, education, improved health status, quality of urban …

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Final GOP stand against ‘Trump’ in Indiana


The eyes of USA and the World will be on the American state of Indiana, come Tuesday as the Republican Primary results will likely decide whether Trump can get to the magic 1,237 figure to clinch the nomination for the Presidential race. This is especially so after Trump’s big wins …

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His Majesty plants sacred trees


His Majesty The King, along with the Zhung Dratshang led by His Holiness the Je Khenpo, planted 400 trees around the Thangzona in Punakha on Tuesday 19th April. The nine species of trees of religious and ornamental value included Tsenden the sacred Cypress tree; Nyasheshing, the fruit bearing Jamun tree; …

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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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Women detained for accident with no license

Thimphu police arrested a 29 year old woman on 7th April after a car she was driving hit a class 7 student in Motithang, on the road just above the Motithang BoD. The accident took place in the morning at around 8 AM when the father went to drop his …

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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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