Bhutan sees 36 percent increase in gender-based violence

Bhutan has witnessed a 36.6 percent increase in gender-based violence this year, Kuensel reported citing the data released by a reputed NGO, RENEW, which world for women empowerment in Bhutan

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Rights body calls for life sentences for sexual crimes in Bhutan

The National Commission for Women and Children (NCWC) in Bhutan has called for stricter punishment for the crimes like rape and sexual assaults if perpetrators are in a position of trust with minors, thekuensel.com reported

Bhutan: Trade deficit in 2019 down by 32.42%

A report released by the National Statistics Bureau showed Bhutan reduced its trade deficit in 2019 by 32.42% in comparison to the previous year

IT sector booms amid COVID-19 disruption in Bhutan

Addressing the virtual International Telecommunication Union (ITU), Bhutan’s Information and Communication Minister Lyonpo Karma Donnenwangi hailed the expansion of the country’s online systems amid the COVID-19 pandemic, thekuensel.com reported

Bhutan to launch big conservation project

The World Wildlife Fund, Tarayana Foundation, and the Bhutan government would undertake a big conservation project worth € 0 million in southwestern Dzongkhags in the next eight years, thekuensel.com reported

Bhutan’s capital to get automated sewage system next year

Bhutan’s capital Thimphu will soon get a fully automated sewage system with a capacity to treat 12 MLD sewage by the beginning of next year, the Kuensel reported

Basket weaving soon to be history in this Bhutanese village, as last weaver quits

Generations in the village have earned their livelihood and passed off their traditional skill of weaving cane baskets to the next generation, but for Tshering Legi, the one she is weaving right now could be the last such basket,  thus ending a thousand-year-old tradition in Banjar village of Tsamang Gewog block in Mongar district of Bhutan

Bhutan must urgently undertake a forest-thinning programme: Dr. Phuntsho Namgyel, forestry scientist

Bhutan, a landlocked country in the eastern Himalayas in South Asia, which has 84 percent forest cover in its land, often gets admiration and accolade for preserving its environment and forest in the best possible way

Incinerators to burn Covid wastes stuck in environment clearance in Bhutan

As the waste from the Covid hospitals and quarantine centers don’t go to normal waste collection sites in Thimphu, it is currently being burnt in the open in Bhutan

Bhutan: Schools to open in February next year

Months after being closed due to COVID-19, schools in Bhutan will start their next sessions from February next year, the Ministry of Education has announced

Bhutan bans football coach for life over match-fixing

Kota Namgay, the coach of the Druk Stars FC football team in Bhutan, has been banned for life over match-fixing charges in the Bhutan Premier League

Bhutan to focus on domestic winter vegetable production to substitute imports

This winter, Bhutan's agriculture ministry expects to produce more than 10,000 metric tonnes (MT) of winter vegetables in seven southern dzongkhags

Borders closed; Bhutan struggle to export recyclable wastes

Borders’ closure caused by the pandemic hit Bhutan’s solid waste management system in an unexpected way

Durga Puja in Bhutan with COVID-19 protocols

The annual Durga Puja is being held at the Devi Panchayan temple in Thimphu, the Bhutanese capital, with strict COVID-19 safety protocols

Bhutan records two new orchid species

The National Biodiversity Centre (NBC) discovered and recorded two new orchid species— Chiloschista densiflora and Chiloschista himalaica—last week

Paro - gateway to Bhutan - has 100 percent dog sterilisation

Paro, the gateway to Bhutan is also the dzongkhag with a high density of the dog population. It has become unsafe for both pedestrians and cattle


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