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Bhutan wins the Earth Award in ITB Berlin, Germany

Bhutan won first place for the World’s Sustainable Destinations’ Earth Award at the International Tourismus-Borse (ITB) Berlin on 7 March 2018.  A jury representing 12 leading sustainable tourism organizations and networks selected Bhutan from among more than 100 top sustainable tourism destinations. A press release from Tourism Council of Bhutan …

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Farmers going from pit to pour-flush toilets

A 67-year-old farmer in Pang-Shu, Tang gewog, Bumthang, Ap Gyeltshen, rises early to use his pit toilet built near his house. He and a few other villagers are not yet able to build a modern attached toilet. Water and financial constraints are to be blamed. “As an early riser, everyone …

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Govt looking at decongesting Thimphu: MoWHS Minister

The minister for works and human settlement, Lyonpo Dorji Choden said that the government is working in different ways to not only ensure that a couple of cities like Thimphu and Phuentsholing are not overcrowded but also ensure balanced regional development. On moving certain government institutions out of Thimphu the …

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From Potato to Buckwheat

Buckwheat cultivation is making a comeback in Bumthang, a traditional staple diet in the central valley, which in recent decades had lost out to commerical cultivation of potato. Phurba, 65, from Gyatsa shifted to cultivating potato recently, after decades of cultivating buckwheat, and he now regrets the change. While wildlife …

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Bhutan ranks 60th among 184 countries in neonatal mortality rate

According to the global campaign launched by UNICEF yesterday titled “Every Child ALIVE”, the report states that eight of the countries with the highest newborn mortality rates are considered fragile states. In these countries, crises including conflict, natural disasters, instability and poor governance have often impaired health systems and hampered …

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From a deaf center to a five star hotel

Silence is a lie that screams at the light. The music, chatting of people in the corridor, the hurly burly of the hotel hardly bothers (Ata) Chenga. The pleasure of living in a quiet world- but still communicating with others through his works. Ata Chenga is hearing impaired. But that is …

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