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Dialysis patients instructed on fistula care


JDWNRH: After being on dialysis twice a week for the last 11 years, Tashi Norbu, 32, recently learnt that it was not advisable to prick his wrist in the same place every time he got a dialysis. A Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) volunteer, Satoko Tanikawa, said doing that would ...

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Armyworm infests paddy in Trongsa


Outbreak also reported in Thimphu, Punakha, Wangduephodrang, Lhuentse and Gasa  Pest: After the first infestation of armyworm in 2013, villagers and agriculture extension agents (AEA) in Trongsa are again battling another outbreak, as it crawls from Nubi and Tangsibi in the north to Langthel and Drakteng in the south. The ...

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Sakteng seeks full access


The gewog wants the link, curtailed for ecotourism reasons, to be completed GC Road: Save for Sakteng, almost all the gewogs in Trashigang have gewog centre (GC) roads.  With work on the truncated Merak GC road kicking off, highlanders of Sakteng are also demanding the same. Today, the road connectivity ...

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Taking steps to extend S/J’s landfill’s life


The lack of suitable equipment makes the facility look full before its time Waste: Barely three years after Samdrupjongkhar thromde received its new landfill, the place designed to last a decade is today already filled to its capacity. The landfill, built at a cost of Nu 6.1 million, occupies two ...

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Graduates give ginger a go


In a rare reversal of the rural to urban migration, three educated youth return to the farm Agriculture: Three university graduates, Phuntsho 30, Pema Namgay, 33 and Sonam Jamtsho, 29, have started a vegetable farm below the Sarpang-Gelephu highway. They say that the number of people leaving for cities and ...

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Sure champions FC Tertons made to wait


Two draws from two remaining games is enough to win Football: FC Terton’s chances of claiming the Yanmar Thimphu league championship with two matches to spare was spoiled when Druk United held the league leaders to a 1-1 draw yesterday. A win could have made FC Tertons, who are already ...

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LPG consumers over charged


RAA: Consumers of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) around the country were over charged by the three distributors through collection of loading and unloading, home delivery, and depreciation cost in pricing of LPG, and depreciation charged without disposing any cylinder. This is one of the findings of the special audit report ...

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Joint sitting gets bogged down in details


The discussion on the rules of procedure of the PAC did not lead to any resolution Parliament: The discussion on the rules of procedure of the public accounts committee (PAC) digressed to a political argument of sorts, yesterday at the joint sitting of Parliament. The discussion focused more on the ...

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