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Adolescent girls learn about health and sanitation through cricket

Seventy under-16 girls are taking part in one-week long event

To create awareness on menstrual hygiene, adolescent’s nutrition, and sanitation, about 70 under-16 girls from five dzongkhags have come together for a weeklong district cricket championship at Pelkhil Oval in Thimphu. The national nutrition survey 2015 by ministry of health and UNICEF found anemia in adolescent girls a critical problem. …

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Affirmative growth but likely trade imbalance, projects RMA

The Royal Monetary Authority has projected the country’s economy to grow by 8.2 percent in the next  three years. In financial terms long-term is above three years, medium-term to a period between one and three years, and short-term below a year. This is taking into consideration the full commissioning of Mangdechhu Hydropower Project …

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Former Gelephu drungpa sentenced to 41 years in prison

Sarpang dzongkhag court on July 13 upheld Gelephu drungkhag court’s judgment in the case involving former Gelephu drungpa and sentenced him to 41 years in prison. However, the dzongkhag court partially altered the sentencing allowing the former drungpa to pay thrimthue in lieu of prison terms for 33 years amounting …

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Picture story

The Director General of Border Roads Organisation, Lt Gen Harpal Singh calls on Lyonchhen Tshering Tobgay yesterday in Thimphu. The director general is in the country to witness the inauguration of Damchu-Chukha highway, which will be held today.  (Photo: PMO)

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Thai PM arrives tomorrow 

Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha of Thailand will discuss trade, investment, public health, agriculture and the sufficiency economy philosophy during his two-day visit to Bhutan from July 19, according to a daily in Thailand, The Nation. According to a joint press statement draft that the Nation received from the Cabinet …

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Gyalyum Sangay Choden Wangchuck gifts high-end beds to MoH

The health ministry will distribute the beds to health centres across the country

Her Majesty the Gyalyum Sangay Choden Wangchuck donated 25 high-end hospital beds to the health ministry yesterday. During the handing-taking ceremony at the Jigme Dorji Wangchuck National Referral Hospital in Thimphu, health secretary Dr Ugen Dophu said Her Majesty has always been the guiding light of the health ministry and …

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Waste management signboards to be put up along the highways

To manage waste in public areas especially along the highways, all dzongkhags across the country would soon have signboards requesting commuters to not litter the places. Areas where people gather along the highway such as picnic spots, resting places, viewpoints and where incidences of waste dumping occur are chosen as …

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Labour ministry alerts jobseekers about fake agents

The labour ministry has been issuing public notifications regarding fake operators advertising overseas employment to ensure that jobseekers are not victimised. The ministry officials said that the notification is a regular awareness programme that the Department of Employment and Human Resources (DoEHR) conducts for youth and others looking for jobs …

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Stakeholders discuss issues on trade, transportation, and transit

Clarity of information on trade and transit agreements between countries and implementation of policies in the field were two important recommendations, highlighted at a stakeholders’ meeting on “trade, transport, and transit facilitation in the sub-region” yesterday in Phuentsholing. Representatives from various stakeholders’ agencies attended the meeting to discuss issues on …

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Power fluctuation damages X-ray machine in Dagapela hospital

For more than a month now, the X-ray machine in Dagapela hospital in Dagana has been defunct. Patients are travelling to Tsirang to avail the service. The machine broke down on June 7 after the hospital experienced power fluctuation. The new machine was installed in the hospital on March 8. …

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