English | Dzongkha Saturday, July 20, 2019

Rural-Urban migration impacts enrollment in schools of Zhemgang

Another impact of rural-urban migration is starting to show, at least in Zhemgang. The shrinking population has led to lesser number of students being enrolled in schools which mean some schools in Zhemgang had to be closed down and some downgraded.

Why documentary films?

Documentary films are considered an important tool in preserving culture, tradition and lifestyle. But, not many Bhutanese film producers are keen on producing documentary films.

Six new HIV positive cases detected

The Health Ministry has detected six new HIV positive cases over the past six months. This takes the total number of detected HIV cases in the country to 297. The number of HIV positive cases detected this year to 27.

Man dies in fire

An 87-year-old man died after the hut he was living in caught fire in Hungrel Gewog under Paro.

Youth unemployment at 7.2 percent

Youth unemployment rate in the country stands at 7.2 percent. The Economic Affairs Minister, Khandu Wangchuk, said the unemployment rate in the country is not as high compared to other countries.

Men arrested in connection with assault on woman

Two men in connection with assault on a woman in Kawajangsa Thimphu have been apprehended by the police.  They were arrested on Saturday. Both of them are in their early twenties.

Indian Government commits Nu.20 billion to Bhutan

The Government of India (GoI) has committed a total Nu.20 billion for Bhutan’s 10th Five Year Plan under the GoI’s project tied assistance. Of Nu.20 billion over Nu. 15 billion has been disbursed.

Bumthang’s drop-in centre branded as disgraceful

There is a slow decline in the number of people coming in for recovery from drugs and alcohol related addiction in Bumthang’s drop-in centre. It may seemingly appear that there is a decline in the number of people encountering addiction but that hardly is the case.

Beehives to the rescue

As baffling as it may sound, people of Samrang Gewog under Samdrup Jongkhar will be distributed honeycomb along with electric fences as an intervention to human-wildlife conflict.

Bhutan observes International day for Elimination of Violence against Women

In a continuous effort to create awareness on violence free society, the nation observed the International day for the Elimination of Violence against Women today. The day is being observed to draw world’s attention to end the pandemic of violence against women and girls, which devastates lives, breakdowns communities and stalls development.

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