Former lecturer aspires for NC from Tsirang

Forty-one year old Kencho Wangmo is the lone woman candidate aspirant for the upcoming National Council (NC) elections from Tsriang. Kencho Wangmo is a mother of three from Dungkhar Chhoeling village from Kilkhorthang gewog in Tsirang. She started her career as a high school teacher and also worked as a senior lecturer in Royal University […]

Lone woman candidate to run for council, T/Yangtse

Twenty-eight year old Nima Selden from Rolam village under Yalang gewog, Trashiyangtse Dzongkhag is the youngest and only woman aspiring National Council (NC) candidate from Trashiyangste. According to Nima, she has seen the suffering that her community undergoes often for lack of basic amenities like roads and wants to bring about balanced development in her […]

Youth farming cooperative in Chhukha struggles to stay afloat

Agro Forestry and Commercial Farming Cooperative, an organic-based farming cooperative that was started by 10 members in Chhukha over 13 acres of government land in 2014, is struggling today in absence of adequate funds to run the cooperative. Purna Bdr. Chhetri from Dophulakha, a remote village from Chhukha, along with nine other members comprising of […]

ABTO launches tourism systems

The Association of Bhutanese Tour Operators (ABTO) launched Tourism Information and Management System (TIMS) and Rural Eco-tourism Products and Services (REPS) for tour operators on January 26. With support from Canada Fund for Local Initiatives, ABTO took up the project to create an ICT platform to showcase rural community tourism products and services for promotion […]

PM to attend Global Investors’ Summit in Guwahati

Prime Minister Dasho Tshering Tobgay will be attending the two-day Global Investors’ Summit that kicks off at the Sarusajai Stadium complex in the Indian state of Guwahati in Assam today. Titled ‘Advantage Assam: Global Investors Summit 2018’, the two-day event will highlight Assam’s geostrategic advantages and core competencies in different sectors along with the policy […]

Abortions across the border rampant

Clinics in Jaigaon receive around 10 inquiries from Bhutanese women every month  Twenty-four year old Sonam Choden (name changed) is inside a pharmacy in Jaigaon, signs of anxiety visible on her face. She is here to get a pill to abort the child in her womb. A private employee yet to get married, she wants […]

Nine women candidates to contest NC elections

They comprise only 5% of the total aspirant candidates Only nine women candidates have registered with the Election Commission of Bhutan (ECB) for the upcoming National Council (NC) elections, comprising 5% of the total aspirant candidates. So far, a total of 172 candidates have registered with the commission for the NC elections. Punakha has two […]