English | Dzongkha Friday, November 16, 2018

Bhutan declared as SAARC Cultural Capital for 2018

Bhutan has been pronounced as the SAARC Cultural Capital for this year. The inauguration ceremony for the second series of SAARC Cultural Capital and handicraft exhibition was held in Thimphu today. The first series was hosted by Bamiyan, Afghanistan in 2015.

Bhutan gets Excise Duty Refund claim of Nu 4bn for 2016

Bhutan received Excise Duty Refund claim of Nu 4bn for 2016, an increase of Nu 1bn compared to 2015, from the Government of India (GoI).

Bhutan Cancer Society takes women health services to nunneries

Believing the nunneries do not have easy access to awareness programmes and services related to women’s health, the Bhutan Cancer Society began a health project for the nunneries.

Man arrested for raping a minor

A man is in Sarpang police custody for an alleged rape of a nine-year-old girl. The incident took place on May 12 in Dekiling.

BTI opens ‘Advocacy and Legal Advice Centre’ in Gelegphu Thromde

The Bhutan Transparency Initiative (BTI) opened an ‘Advocacy and Legal Advice Centre’ on May 28 at Rabdeyling constituency under Gelegphu Thromde, Sarpang.

Menstrual hygiene challenges force nuns and girls to skip class

Lack of access to sanitation remains a challenge to menstrual hygiene management, more so in nunneries that receive no or little funding from the government unlike monasteries. Access to even basic sanitary needs like pads, let alone other facilities, is limited.

Breaking stigma around menstruation in nunneries

Stigma and taboos around menstruation remain largely untouched even to this day.The situation is grimmer in nunneries where period is widely believed to be dirty, impure and something to be embarrassed of.

Windstorm rattles Darla Gewog, damages crops and properties

The strong windstorm on Monday (May 28) damaged 12 houses in Darla Gewog under Chhukha Dzongkhag.

BKP announces seven more candidates

Bhutan Kuen-Nyam Party (BKP) announced seven more candidates yesterday. With this, BKP has now confirmed about 90 per cent of its candidates.

Bhutan to experience wetter monsoon this time

Compared to last year, this year’s monsoon will be bit intense, says the rainfall forecast for 2018, which has been presented during the National Climate Outlook forum in the capital, last week.

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