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In first ever bridges to be constructed by Bhutanese youth

A lot has been said on how the construction work sites are dominated by migrant workers from neighboring countries, like India and Bangladesh, while many of the Bhutanese youth remain without jobs. Many feel the youth workforce is not keen on taking up construction work in the booming construction industry, …

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Home Minister leads govt delegation in UN Disaster conference

Leading RGoB’s delegation to the Third United Nations World Conference for Disaster Risk Reduction (14-18 March, Sendai), Lyonpo Damcho Dorji, Minister of Home and Cultural Affairs during the Plenary session (16 March) highlighted the vulnerabilities, priorities, achievements, and the challenges faced by Bhutan in the field of disaster risk reduction. …

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Western Dzongkhags achieve most targets

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Paro, Haa, Wangdue, Punakha and Gasadzongdags presented their mid-year evaluations of the annual performance agreements (APAs) signed between the Prime Minister and the dzongdags last year. In lieu of the Prime Minister, Lyonpo Dorji Choden, Minister for Works and Human Settlement chaired the meeting in Paro today. Commending the dzongkhags …

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544 Black Necked Cranes recorded this year

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The annual Black-necked crane count, in their prime habitat across the country till 18 January this year, is about 544 cranes, as per records maintained by the Royal Society of Protection of Nature (RSPN). The cranes arrive in the country, their winter habitat, in October every year. They depart for …

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Statistics point to more males committing suicide in Thimphu

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According to the records maintained by the Forensic Unit, Jigme Dorji Wangchuck National Referral Hospital (JDWNRH), the common age bracket of the victims of suicide in Thimphu fall in the adolescent years. The youngest victim was 13 years old. More males than females are victims of suicide in Thimphu. In …

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Lucky Ali to sing in Thimphu

Lucky Ali and band, The Vinyl Records, and The Koniac Net are some popular names of musical bands from India that will be performing live during the first Bhutan International Music Festival, an event running as part of the first annual Bhutan International Festival (BhIF) from January 14-23 this year. …

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Bhutan International Festival from Feb 14th to 23rd

Bhutan International Festival (BhIF), a first-of-its-kind festival to promote, exhibit and depict Bhutanese arts, music and culture to international and local communities, will be held in Thimphu from February 14-23 this year. Cognizant of the fact that 2015 is a special year for Bhutan, the 10-day event is perfectly timed …

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