Cardamom replacing paddy in drought areas


Many farmers in cardamom producing dzongkhags, like Sarpang, Chukha, Tsirang, Samtse and Dagana are reaping the benefits from their cardamom plantations. The profit is considerably huge compared to other cash crops. The steady source of revenue from cardamom business has helped the farmers to live a relatively comfortable life. Farmers …

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Thimphu police arrests four people for drug possession


Royal Bhutan Police (RBP) has arrested four people including one woman in connection with drug possession in September. All the four arrested are their mid 20s. In total, Thimphu police has seized 2880 Sulphadoxine-Pyrimethamine (SP) capsules from the woman from her house on September 19. According to RBP, from the …

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Central school in Dagana sees an increasing number of dropouts

The Central School system has started from this year in every district with the ultimate aim being to provide the best facilities including good food, education and every other requirement of students. However, the Central school in Dagana called the Geserling Middle Secondary School has had a bumpy start with …

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RTC & Khesar Gyalpo University to work together


The Royal Thimphu College and Khesar Gyalpo University of Medical Sciences of Bhutan (KGUMSB) signed a Memorandum of Understanding on Tuesday, 8 September, 2015. The MoU will focus on promotion of education and academic exchanges, direct contact and research cooperation between their faculty members, departments, and research institutes etc. Speaking …

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Another financing window for entrepreneurs

Druk Holding and Investments (DHI) and Loden Foundation have collaborated to jointly promote entrepreneurship in Bhutan by providing a new business financing window “Loden-DHI Fund” to aspiring entrepreneurs. It was launched on September 2, in commemoration of the 60th Birth Anniversary of His Majesty the Fourth Druk Gyalpo Jigme Singye …

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Begging on the streets for food


While it may come as a shock that Thimphu is seeing an increasing number of beggars on its streets, what is especially worrisome is to see childldren begging. This reporter found three children, all siblings, who are often seen in town begging for food. They are shabbily dressed and look …

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