the nation

Coming out of the closet

Deyon Phuntsho & Tenzin Gyeltshen

From his early teens, Deyon Phuntsho discovered that he was different from what society normally expected of him. As an eighth standard student, he knew he was a gay with obvious natural feminine traits, which he tried to hide. “That was when the harassment and bullying was at its peak …

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Q and A with NC candidate from Tashiyangtse

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Phurpa Gyeltshen, 39, is an aspiring National Council candidate from Gocha, Ramjar, Trashiyangtse dzongkhag. He worked with BBS as a Dzongkha news editor for the past 13 years. He graduated from Sherubtse College with BA Honors in 2003. He will be competing with six other candidates from the district. Q1. …

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Annual Camp Raven ends on a successful note

Her Majesty the Gyaltsuen attended the closing ceremony of the 6th Camp Raven and awarded prizes to winners of various competitions held during the camp that ended on December 31, 2017, which was attended by 600 students of the Royal Bhutan Police, Royal Bhutan Army and Royal Body Guards. Camp …

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Need for peer to peer oversight to tackle undercutting- PM

Responding to queries on the alleged prevalence of rampant undercutting in the tourism industry the prime minister said, “undercutting is illegal”, during the meet the press session on December 27. “While it is quite possible that undercutting maybe in practice, how rampant it is needs to be questioned because we …

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