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Chechay Sanitary Napkin to hit the Bhutanese market soon

Pema Chozom, 28, a young entrepreneur from Trashigang intends to revolutionize menstrual health and hygiene for women and girls by designing a simple environment friendly sanitary pad called Chechay Sanitary Napkin. Pema Chozom has been working on this project for about 7 months and is determined to provide affordable sanitary …

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MoHCA and Dzongkhags dispel Khegpa rumors

The speculation of headhunters or Khegpas abducting people for their heads is just a rumor as stated by competent authorities. Following the widespread rumors and the panic it caused among many people across Bhutan, the Ministry of Home and Cultural Affairs (MoHCA) affirmed that any individual spreading such false alarm …

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The 7 candidates explain why they joined PDP

The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) introduced seven new candidates last week. The candidates are a mixture of well known National Council faces and senior former bureaucrats, all seen as ‘strong candidates’ based on their background and qualifications.   Former Cabinet Secretary, Kinzang Wangdi The former Cabinet Secretary, Kinzang Wangdi, who …

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Inflation increased to 3.23 percent in March

The Consumer Price Index (CPI) from March 2017 to March 2018 has increased to 3.23 percent, according to the CPI Bulletin for March 2018, released by National Statistics Bureau (NSB) recently. Inflation rate is 0.62 percentage point higher than the previous month (February) which was 2.61 percent and 0.25 percentage …

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Star power and politics in Bhutan

The country so far has seen two actor-turned politicians in the National Assembly, making the new National Council elect from Punakha, Lhaki Dolma the third major movie star to enter Bhutan’s Parliament, This validates that star factor does make a difference in amassing votes in Bhutan apart from their qualification …

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