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Health Minister stresses on maternity health

During the Question Hour session of National Assembly, the Health Minister, Tandin Wangchuk, revealed that proper breast feeding given to infants for complete six months stands at 10.4 percent in Bhutan, which was at a lower global rank. The opposition MP of Radhi-Sakteng, Jigme Wangchuk, questioned the Ministry of Health …

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141 Bhutanese Nuns ordained

Bhutan Nuns Foundation, with the assistance of Sangchen Dorji Sendrup nunnery in Punakha, was able today to set a new milestone for the female monastic body in Bhutan. Just a few months after the 1st International Buddhist Nuns’ Conference in Paro, His Holiness the Je Kenpho ordained 141 Bhutanese nuns …

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A climate change debate

The QED Group and Bhutan Chamber of Commerce & Industry organised the forum on “The Great Climate Change Debate” from 9:30 AM – 2:00 PM on April 28th, 2014 at Taj Tashi, Thimphu. The Great Climate Change Debate is the fourth in the series under the Bhutan Development Forum banner …

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National Human Rights Report

The Royal Government of Bhutan presented its second National Human Rights Report under the Universal Periodic Review mechanism to the 19th Session of the Working Group of the Human Rights Council in Geneva on 30th April. The Bhutanese delegation was led by Lyonpo Damcho Dorji, Minister for Home and Cultural …

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World Press Freedom Day to be observed today in Taj today

Every year, May 3rd is observed as World Press Freedom Day to celebrate press freedom, to evaluate press freedom around the world, to defend attacks on media’s independence and to pay tribute to journalists who have lost their lives while carrying out their journalistic profession. Journalists Association of Bhutan (JAB) …

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Bhutan literary festival next month

Mountain Echoes Literary Festival, which turns five this year, aims to bring together writers, biographers, historians, environmentalists, scholars, photographers, poets, musicians, artists and film-makers to engage in cultural dialogue and share stories for three blissful days in the mountains. The festival is being held on May 22- 24 in Thimphu …

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Court convicts four women for possessing tobacco products

The four women arrested from Khenpajochu under Tshogom Gewog, about seven kilometers from the Wangdue town, for selling and possessing tobacco products were convicted on April 15 by the Wangduephodrang Dzongkhag Court. Of the four women, three have been slapped with the prison term of a year, which is a …

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Agriculture sector needs subsidies

The dominance of large investment and government spending made in hydropower projects where a minimum number of Bhutanese workforce are employed, and in contrast the less investment and spending made in the agriculture and livestock sector where a vast majority of Bhutanese derive their livelihood, was the point of discussion …

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