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GoI approves projects worth Nu 2.4 billion

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AID: The Government of India yesterday approved a total of 182 projects worth Nu 2.4 billion during the third Bhutan-India Small Development Project Committee meeting in Thimphu, yesterday, according to a press release from the foreign ministry.

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Critical need to upgrade skills for EMTs

Health: The health ministry would yet again explore ways to upgrade skills of emergency medical technicians (EMTs) to enable them in effectively attending emergencies and to regularise their services.

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Bazam washed away in a flashflood

A sudden flash flood washed away the bazam over Marachu that connects Kago and Lopokha villages of Athang gewog with Phobjikha area in Wangdue on August 26 evening.

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Veterinary hospital opens in P/ling

GoI:Phuentsholing now has a new veterinary hospital. Funded by the Government of India (GoI), the four-storied City Veterinary Hospital will provide clinical services with provisions for surgery, consultations, examinations, and dispensing of veterinary medicines.

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Utility vans for central schools

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The Indian ambassador to Bhutan, Gautam Bambawale attended the event to distribute utility vans to representatives of 24 central schools across the country in Phuentsholing yesterday.

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Inspection reveals rampant hiring of bar licences

Business: A recent inspection by the Department of Industry found that only 11 of the total 42 drayangs (entertainment centres) across the country owned bar licenses while 21 others were serving alcohol through ‘hired’ bar licenses.

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Lotedh- a welfare scheme for retirees

NPPF: To ensure social security at old age, especially for retirees who have long served the country, the National Pension and Provident Fund (NPPF) has initiated a Lotedh (trust) scheme to benefit pensioners and their family members in deaths.

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Man dies of snakebite

A 61-year-old man from Hiley in Sarpang died from snakebite in Guwahati hospital, where he was referred to since August 23.

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My Country, My Town

  • Off road: A milestone makes for a handy peg to which cattle may be tethered as they graze Photo by Tashi Dawa, BNBL, Tingtibi
  • For convenience’s sake: What may seem like a case of gilding the lily is actually pretty darn useful Photo by Pashupati Diyali
  • In lieu of alarm clocks: Three roosters willing and able to wake up the neighbourhood faithfully at dawn Photo by Ugyen Tshering
  • Amateur plumbing: Curious how a tap and some DIY ingenuity can add dignity to a bathroom Photo by Bidur Rai, Mountain hazelnut, Riserbu
  • Beat that, black-necked cranes! Is what this pair of cavorting goats might tell those famous birds Photo by Karma Tshering, Phuentshogling
  • Not gone but all but forgotten: Snail mail is due a comeback with the new address system in place Photo by Choidup Zangpo, MoAF, Thimphu
  • Stairwell in lieu of a shed: The housing crunch would appear to extend to the cattle population as well. Photo by Melam Dorji, Gaeddu college (BBA- final year)
  • A new leaf from an old book: Wall painting of campus done in traditional style seen in temples Photo by Tempa Rabgay, Mountain Hazelnut, Mongar