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Teaching considered “noble” no more

It’s the same old story again. Teaching, the so-called “noble” profession does not have many takers in Bhutan with most university graduates placing the vocation last in their list of preferences. Almost every teacher agrees that there is a huge incentive mismatch with the work load they have. “We don’t get …

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A healthy diet: what tradition prescribes

While fitness experts advise health zealots to have a “balanced diet,” the Bhutanese traditional medicine system (soba rigpa) redefines what a healthy diet and lifestyle entails. In soba rigpa, the fundamental healing philosophy revolves around the concept of three somatic humors (basic types of energy or functional principles): lung ( …

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Urban development – a major government mandate in next FYP

Over 70% of the country’s population would be residing in urban areas by 2020, according to Bhutan national urbanization strategy 2008 hence the government’s major focus in the 11th five year plan would be urban development. “The government is highly alarmed with the increasing rate of urban population,” said an …

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Three men arrested for larceny

Thimphu police have arrested three men on grounds of larceny. The suspects a 20-year old security guard from Monggar and a 20-year old driver from Wangdue  were arrested on March 30  for robbing Nu 0.5 mn from a car in Semthokha on March 21. According to the victim’s statement, he …

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Gyaltsuen inaugurates society for disabled children

  Gyaltsuen Jetsun Pema Wangchuk inaugurated the Ability Bhutan Society (ABS) by unveiling the office plaque yesterday at the Lingkana palace. The Gyaltsuen granted an audience to six underprivileged children accompanied by their parents and the chairman of the ABS, Chief Election Commissioner, Dasho Kunzang Wangdi and its board members. …

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Forty-five gewogs surveyed for road feasibility

Forty-five gewogs have been surveyed for road feasibility under the gewog connectivity (GC) road project 2011 including two remote gewogs – Soe and Naro under Thimphu dzongkhag, and Merak and Sakteng under Trashigang dzongkhag. “The survey has already been completed,” said chief engineer under survey and design division Tshering Wangdi …

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14 year old boy rapes a two year old girl child

Trashigang Police have detained a 14 year old boy on the charges of raping a two year and six month year girl child in Melphey under Trashigang Dzongkhag on March 23. The incident occurred when the parents were busy preparing food which they sold in the town every morning. The …

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