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Prof. George van Driem to talk on Dzongkha language and orthography

The Chair of Historical Linguistics at the University of Bern in Switzerland, and the Director of the Linguistics Institute, Prof. George van Driem will deliver three lectures on the Dzongkha language and orthography in Thimphu next week, press release from the Swiss embassy in New Delhi, India states. Prof. van …

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Rangers trained to protect wildlife poaching and illegal logging

The training is expected to build competence of the rangers (Photo: Phurba Lhendup, WWF Bhutan)

Ninety rangers from Paro and Sarpang are attending a five-day training in Sarpang to equip themselves in protecting wildlife from poaching and illegal logging. An expert on wildlife law enforcement from the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), Crispian Barlow, who has over 20 years of experience as a ranger in South …

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Drug cases increase despite strict laws

The Office of the Attorney General (OAG) saw an increase of more than 76 percent in the number of cases related to drugs in the past two years. Police had referred 474 drug-related cases last year, excluding tobacco, and 363 cases in 2016. Looking at the statistics of drugs offences …

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Recognising the issue of growing waste in the core city areas, the labour ministry in collaboration with the National Environment Commission, Bhutan Red Cross Society, and Thimphu Thromde conducted a cleaning campaign yesterday engaging about 2,000 graduates. More than eight tonnes of waste was collected according to Thimphu Thromde. The …

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No shortage at JDWNRH blood bank

While the health ministry had posted on its Facebook page on August 10 that the national referral hospital in Thimphu is in need of blood, the hospital said it has enough blood in their blood bank. The facebook post had urged people to come and donate blood for good cause.  …

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Food poisoning likely cause of illness

Students of Kuenzangling Central School have been sentisied on health issues (Photo: Singye Dorji)

Four days after Kuenzangling Central School in Trashiyantse reported students suffering from acute Gastroenteritis, the infection has been largely contained, officials said.  The school’s principal, Karma Tshering, said three students reported sick on August 13. The school saw eight more cases on August 14, who were taken for medical checkup …

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How Bhutan’s monarchy is unique

Responding to one of the graduates’ question on the form of monarchy in Bhutan before it was reinstated as the constitutional democratic monarchy at the ongoing National Graduates Orientation Programme (NGOP) in Thimphu, former chairperson of the National Council, Dasho Sonam Kinga said that Bhutan’s monarchy was unique but never …

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mBoB facilititates Tax payment

Tax payment is made more convenient, as a new feature is added in the mBoB facility, a mobile app of the Bank of Bhutan (BoB). A press release from the BoB stated that tax payers can now easily pay their taxes through mBoB after generating the Deposit Voucher (DV) number …

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Geney gewog’s annual three-day mushroom festival ended yesterday. Among others, the objective of the festival was to promote conservation and sustainable harvesting and marketing of mushrooms. 

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Himalayan black bear and two cubs trapped in Lhayul chiwog

A female Himalayan black bear and her two cubs have been trapped inside an electric fencing in Chudzom gewog’s Lhayul chiwog in Sarpang for the last two weeks. Farmers of the chiwog say the bear and her cubs entered their maize field on August 6. A group of 15 farmers …

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