Thursday , October 27 2016

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Patients irked at having to go to private clinics

Lack of an early-detection test facility is causing the referrals

Dengue: Patients visiting the Phuentsholing general hospital to check if they have been infected by dengue are not happy that they are being asked to go to private clinics instead for the test.

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Dzongkhalum block to be cleared in a week


Connnectivity: The Dzongkhalum roadblock is expected to be cleared in a week’s time following after the road was again closed to traffic since October 12 when the filled-in gorge was washed away by a stream.

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Speaker attends 135th session of IPU in Geneva

Parliament: A 10-member parliamentary delegation led by National Assembly Speaker Jigme Zangpo is participating in the 135th session of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) assembly in Geneva from October 24-27, according to a foreign affairs press release.

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Japan to provide 353 power tillers by 2017


Cooperation: Representatives from the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and the Gross National Happiness Commission yesterday signed the final agreement completing the process for grant aid of USD 2.4 million to procure 353 power tillers from Japan.

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2,100 yaks fall to Gid in 3 years

However a national Gid disease prevention and control plan was launched at the recent Royal Highland Festival  Disease: Ask any highlander and they will tell you that Guyoom kills.

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Specific laws needed for discarded vehicles

Waste: Automobile workshop owners in Thimphu are urging relevant agencies like the Road Safety and Transport Authority (RSTA), National Environment Commission and Parliament to frame specific laws regarding discarded off road vehicles.

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Check with Met Dept. before harvesting paddy

Meteorologists are closely monitoring the depression in the Bay of Bengal

Weather: The Department of Hydro Met Services is asking farmers to call their hotline before harvesting paddy from October 27, as a depression is being formed in the Bay of Bengal, which might intensify into a deep depression and form a severe cyclonic storm.

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My Country, My Town

  • Spice and safe: While garlic keeps vampires away, one wonders what chilis will do Photo by Karma Dupchu, Kuensel, Thimphu
  • Back-up security: Just the sheer number of locks on this gate, it is hoped, will dissuade any would-be burglar/s Photo by Tshering Doma, ICS, MoAF
  • Ominous sign: If such is the state of the instructions, one shudders to countenance the shape of the equipment Photo by Dawa Yoezer
  • The perils of alcoholism: Wonder how much the sleeper will get charged for parking Photo by Tshewang Chogyel, DBCW, Khasadrapchu, Thimphu
  • Nothing is safe nowadays: Still it’s hard to figure out what exactly is under lock and key here Photo by Tshering Doma, ICS, MoAF
  • Crate expectations: Either a bumper apple crop is expected or the harvest turned out to be below par Photo by Pema Tshering, RBG, Thimphu
  • Plastic in place of plants: The presence of this manmade material is all-pervasive on the planet Photo by Pema Tshering, RBG, Thimphu