Category Archives: Education

UNHCR Nepal marks World Refugee Day

Every minute, an average of 20 people — half of them children — are forced to flee their homes due to persecution, human rights violations and war. Fueled by humanitarian crises in places like Syria, Iraq and South Sudan, the

Controlling fake news in Bhutan

The fake new saga is a world headache. It has impacted every political and social event across the globe now. Bhutan is no exception. Until the second elections, Bhutanese were not acquainted with the social media. That has grown by

Bhutan prepares for graduation

As global donors and partners prepare to pack up, Bhutan starts homework for its graduation from least developed country to middle-income country. While many donors have set plans to phase out their support, India and Japan committed to support Bhutan

Himalayan Festival US conclude

Third edition of Himalayan Festival USA (HFUSA) concluded its annual mega event in the morning of August 1. Kicked off its opening ceremony with Soccer tournament from July 29 with grand participation of 27 teams from across the United States.

Bhutan starts organic manure

Further to the campaign to become a fully organic country, Bhutan has launched locally made organic manure for farmers and gardeners. Locally made organic manure, bio-slurry, a byproduct from a biogas plant is now available at the Centenary Farmers’ Market,

Bhutan tackles violence against women for ‘refusing sex, burning the dinner’

By Saraswati Sundas THIMPHU (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Sonam Zangmo endured abuse at the hands of her husband for two years before finally walking out on him after the birth of her daughter. “He used to lay his hands on

Cairns Bhutanese get new leadership

Bhutanese in Cairns, Queensland, Australia have elected their new community leaders through an election held on March 13, Sunday. Pralhad Dahal has been elected president of the Cairns Bhutanese Community Inc and Tulsa Gautam Neupane has been elected vice president.

Two community radios in southern Bhutan

Finally, the government and the bureaucrats in Bhutan have felt importance of media in preservation and promotion of culture, raising public awareness and empowering communities. This week mark the beginning of two small community radio stations in southern Bhutan. Queen

Gender parity still long way off for Bhutanese women

By Dawa Gyelmo (Xinhua): As the world celebrates International Women’s Day on March 8, women from various organizations came together and organized a three-day workshop in Bhutan’s capital city Thimpu to raise awareness of some of the pressing issues concerning

Bhutan started numbering highways

Bhutan has started numbering its highways, in an effort to standardise the road network with international norms. The Phuentsholing-Thimhu highway is now AH48 while Kheri-Semtokha highway is PNH1. Similarly, Samdrup Jongkhar highway is numbered PNH3, Gelephu-Trongsa PNH4, Gelephu-Wangdue PNH5, Chunzon-Paro