English | Dzongkha Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Singer Sonam Wangchen named UNICEF’s National Youth Ambassador

Popular Bhutanese singer and songwriter Sonam Wangchen has been announced as UNICEF National Youth Ambassador in Bhutan. The appointment – marked on World Children’s Day – makes the 16-year-old UNICEF’s first ever Bhutanese national ambassador.

November observed as world cervical cancer prevention month

Cervical cancer is the leading female cancer in Bhutan. Around 70 women are diagnosed with cervical cancer annually according to the National Referral Hospital. However, early diagnoses of cancer while screening with a Pap test has reduced the number of deaths from cervical cancer.

Peafowl sighted in Dophuchen Gewog in Samtse

The peafowl usually sighted at lower altitude in southern parts of the country have been spotted in Dophuchen Gewog of Samtse. The Gewog is located at about 2,200 metres above sea level. The people there say it has been about two years since they first spotted the bird in their village. 

India foreign secretary calls on PM

The Foreign Secretary of India, Vijay Gokhale, called on Prime Minister Lotay Tshering at the Gyalyong Tshogkhag yesterday.

Japanese professor’s sustainable livelihood project benefits Shingkhar people

A Japanese professor has initiated a project to ensure continued sustainable livelihood and curb the issue of rural-urban migration in Shingkhar village of Ura Gewog in Bumthang.

Nganglam-Panbang highway in need of repair

The Nganglam-Panbang highway is riddled with potholes. The highway is mainly used by the people of Norboogang Gewog in Nganglam.

41 more gewogs declared open-defecation free

As Bhutan observed the World Toilet Day today, an additional 41 gewogs in nine dzongkhags were recognized for achieving the status of Open Defecation Free (ODF) and 100 per cent improved sanitation coverage.

Over 3000 households do not have toilet facility: PHCB 2017

As Bhutan observed the world toilet day by recognising gewogs and dzongkhags for achieving open defecation free status and 100 per cent improved sanitation coverage, there are still places in the country without access to toilets. More than 3000 households do not have access to a toilet facility according to the Population and Housing Census of Bhutan (PHCB) 2017 report.

Bhutan wins six gold medals at Assam taekwondo championship

The Bhutanese Taekwondo team has won six gold medals at the first-ever Indian Cup Open International Taekwondo Championship.

BTO working towards zero pit toilets in schools

More than 200 schools including ECCDs across the country still use pit toilets. But Bhutan Toilet Organisation (BTO), an NGO working towards creating a healthy toilet culture in the country intends to change this.

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