WHO and DRA approve Oxford vaccine for emergency use

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The World Health Organisation (WHO) and the competent authority in Bhutan — Drug Regulatory Authority (DRA) — have authorised Oxford vaccine for emergency use.

Draft 21st Century Economic Roadmap submitted to govt.

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The draft copy of the 21st Century Economic Roadmap has proposed to achieve high-income nation status by 2030. 
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Initiative to narrow digital divide

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Digital Tshe-Thar. What is it? Ironically, as Bhutan strives to become an ICT-driven society, the digital divide—the gap between those able to benefit from the digital age and those not so—appears to be widening.
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Covid-19 impact on Khandro Kongshag of Tsakaling

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The Covid-19 pandemic forced residents of Tsakaling in Mongar to conduct their triennial festival, the Khandro Kongshag, differently this year.
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Ginger farmers worry about market

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Ginger harvest is nearing in Dagana and Tsirang but farmers are already worried about the market.

RTA trainees hope for gainful employment 

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A group of women trainees at the Royal Textile Academy of Bhutan (RTA) are learning how to weave a traditional textile called Hor.

Teer, not just a gamble but a source of income too

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Bhutan Lottery, a state-owned enterprise, is waiting for police and home ministry’s department of law and order (DLO) to stop the illegal operation of Teer, an online gambling game.

Paro airport to provide platform for artists 

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Amidst the pandemic, VAST is conducting events and exhibitions by collaborating with companies, schools, institutions and foundations to encourage artists.

Launch of the Commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of Bhutan’s Membership to the United Nations

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It was a proud and solemn moment for Bhutan when the United Nations (UN) formally admitted the country as its 128th member state at the UN Headquarters in New York on 21st September 1971. 

His Majesty’s compassion saves women from Iraq

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This time last year, Tashi was in Baghdad, working from 7am till midnight.  She did not even get a proper meal. Lured to Iraq by a local agent, who claimed she could earn USD 350 a month, she was trafficked by colluding local and foreign agents, which are unauthorised and illegal in the country.  

Two desuups pay tribute to His Majesty for a second chance at life

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Having recovered from a two-month coma, 25-year old Phub Gyem is in seven-day home quarantine.  She will continue physiotherapy after the quarantine,

A King to a tourist’s rescue

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At 76, Bert Hewitt was unlike many of his age.  Outgoing and adventurous, often when not at work, he goes climbing the rugged mountainside, hiking through deep jungles in the Himalayas. 

The compassionate King

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When Bhutan got its first Covid-19 positive case, at around 11pm on March 5, 2020, the nation was in a deep slumber.  Nothing would be the same again.  Silently and unawares, we had left one era behind and stepped on to the new.  The world as we knew had changed in its many dimensions.