The statistics show the cases of domestic violence against women in the country are on the rise. According to the records maintained with RENEW, a Civil Society Organisation that stands for Respect, Educate, Nurture and Empower Women, more than 1,217 domestic violence cases have been reported from 2008 to 2012.
Travel for women with toddlers, pregnant women, senior citizens and people with special needs in City Buses has been made easier. There will be designated seats in every bus for these categories of people. At the moment, there are only three designated seats as people are expected to give up their seats to such people if other seats are unavailable.
While most of the Gewogs in Trongsa have been connected to power supply, Bemji village in Nubi Gewog still remains in darkness. However, the works are underway to connect the village very soon.
As the harvest season begins, farmers in most Dzongkhags are watching their fields to protect their crops from wild animals at night. Farmers of Bemjee under Nubi Gewog in Trongsa are spending sleepless nights.
A group of volunteers from Royal Bhutan Police and Zhemgang Dzongkhag administration are building a temporary shelter for the family whose house was damaged by a landslide last Saturday in Wangdigang. The landslide had been caused by incessant rainfall.
The villagers of Gedawom in Thimphu are blaming the increasing mining activities and the new settlements within the community for the acute shortage of irrigation water.
May 23 2013 | Posted in Feature
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Residents of Phuentsholing will no longer have to experience the hassle of waiting in queues at the hospital, or travel across to border towns to avail themselves of certain medical facilities. The opening of the first private diagnostics centre in town has made alternatives available.
More than 50 people from across the country received free surgery at a week-long surgery camp in Paro. The camp was organised by the Tarayana Foundation, last week, to correct cleft lips and injuries caused by burns and wild animal attacks. The foundation also provided food, accommodation and travel expenses to financially disadvantaged patients.
Where does Bhutan’s goal of regionally balanced development stand? Is it on track? Is enough being done to advance the goal?
Believed to be the oldest inhabitants of the country, Lhops or Doyas have lived along the banks of Amochhu for longer than anyone can remember. The modern facilities in this part of the country such as farm road, power supply and mobile service are very recent.