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Machinery distributed

In a handing-taking ceremony, agriculture minister Yeshey Dorji handed over an excavator and a backhoe each to the 20 dzongdags in Bumthang yesterday.

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First six years determines the child’s future

Adulthood depends on how the first six years of a child is forged. During a lecture on ‘zero to six’ on August 29, senior consultant and pediatrician Dr Ang Poon Liat, said that nurturing a child properly would help prevent diseases such as obesity, allergy, strokes, cancer and alzheimers in adulthood and old age. “The first six year is dedicated to the maximum brain growth.”

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Preparing for earthquake in Bhutan

Sitting on an earthquake belt in the Himalayas, Bhutan has preparation issues to work on. The two-day consultation workshop on earthquake preparedness in Bhutan that ended yesterday at Paro was aimed at aligning the international and national emergency coordination structure and developing a contingency plan.

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Picture story

Landslides triggered by heavy rain on August 29 blocked the Trashiyangtse highway between Chazam and Doksum yesterday afternoon.

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Picture story

Works and Human Settlement minister Dorji Choden and Chief executive officer of Ugen Auto, Ugen Norbu Jamyang, launched Bharatbenz in Thimphu yesterday.

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Taking the lead

The Royal Civil Service Commission supporting the national effort to deter substance abuse by instituting mandatory tests for pre-service and in-service civil servants is a commendable move.

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