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Polio vaccine in short supply

Following a global manufacturing shortage of the vaccine

Immunisation: Bhutan ran out of the Inactivated Polio Vaccine (IPV) in the beginning of this year following a global manufacturing shortage of the vaccine.

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Choppers airlift supplies to cut off Nimtola

Relief: Upon the Command of His Majesty The King, Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay yesterday visited Nimtola chiwog in Dagana. Residents of Nimtola and Mameythang chiwogs of Dorona gewog, including a school, civil servants and the villagers had run short of essential supplies after the chiwogs were cut off due to …

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United we stand

As the recent disaster continues in our peaceful country bringing along with it devastation and fear, on the positive side, it has also reminded us that we are truly blessed.

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Beating the habit

By 13, Bhup Dhoj Ghalley was experimenting with drugs. For the next two decades of his life he became embroiled in a life of drugs, crime and prison.

Profile: He lost his the trust of his parents and the company of his “good” friends. His wife and daughter left him. Everything was falling apart for Bhup Dhoj Ghalley.

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Tiger claws its way back in Bumdeling

… after almost two decades

Wildlife: It was a rare sight. A wild tiger roaming the forests of Lhuentse district under the Bumdeling Wildlife Sanctuary (BWS) was recently caught on camera, the first in almost two decades.

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Pemathang still waiting for electric poles

Electricity: Some households in Pemathang gewog in Samdrupcholing dungkhag have been waiting for more almost two years for the Bhutan Power Corporation to supply poles that would bring electricity to their new houses.

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College of Natural Resources hosts summer schools

Education: A three-week summer school programme focusing on foundations and methods of agriculture economics and policy for sustainable mountainous development that was held at College of Natural Resources (CNR), Lobesa ended on July 28.

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