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Arrow removed, patient to leave hospital today

Update:  The 30-year-old man who was airlifted from Lunana to the national referral hospital in Thimphu on Saturday will be discharged today after doctors removed the arrow. Gyem Dorji was hit by an arrow on September 23 while watching an archery match in his village in Lhedi, Lunana. Three attempts were made to airlift him since the accident, but failed because of bad weather. He arrived at the Lungtenphug helipad in Thimphu on Saturday around 10:30 am where health minister, Tandin Wangchuk and a team [... Read More]

Doctors discuss Lifestyle disease

DSC_5444Lyonchhoen Tshering Tobgay inaugurates the forum

Health: Bhutanese and Indian military doctors, over two days, discussed lifestyle disease during the 16th annual Medical Science Update organised by the India Military Training Team (IMTRAT). Calling it an “enemy within,” seven Indian doctors and six Bhutanese doctors shared information on the management of diabetes, oral cancer and obesity related problems. The forum chose lifestyle diseases as the growing epidemic of diseases like diabetes, high blood pressure and cholesterol, heart diseases, obesity, infertility, stroke, peptic ulcer, alcohol and tobacco related disorders are affecting a [... Read More]

ADB to assist Better Business Council

ADB: The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has expressed interests in providing technical assistance to the Better Business Council (BBC) to improve the business environment in the country. ADB’s Vice president for South, Central and western Asia, Wencai Zhang, during his visit in the country last week said ADB could work with the Council to enhance the investment climate from within the country as well as abroad. “ADB can help the Council formulate good framework, regulations, legislation to ease the processes involved in starting a business,” [... Read More]

Capturing ‘Bhutan Now’

DSC_0004Capital’s nightlife: A display of photographs printed on metal

Exhibition: Inspired by her last visit to the country, photographer Sarah Keayes from Australia is displaying her photos along with works of local photographers in the capital. The weeklong exhibition ‘Bhutan Now’ at Simply Bhutan in Youth Development Centre, aims to show the juxtaposition between the old traditions vs the new influences Bhutanese youth are adapting to. “The exhibition aims to reveal how the young people of the country steeped in tradition is embracing change and in turn, changing the country,” Sarah Keayes said.  “I [... Read More]

Community involvement vital for tourism

IMG_2740Lyonpo Norbu Wangchuk inspect products on display

World Tourism Day this year was observed in Phobjikha Tourism: Thirty-year-old Karma Tenzin from Phobjikha village was surprised when he won the first prize for a sleeping black-necked crane and a spoon that he had crafted from a wooden plank. Karma Tenzin had never made and displayed his souvenir products in the past. This time he participated in the beginner’s category. “I can’t believe my product won the first prize of Nu 6,500,” he said. “I wasn’t expecting to win but I was excited and [... Read More]

Two-year deferment sought on domestic air service

The private airline has appealed on grounds of lack of infrastructure and commercial viability  Tashi Air: Tashi Air Pvt. Ltd has appealed to the government to defer a requirement for it to recommence domestic air services by next month. The private company, which operates subsidiary Bhutan Airlines, has requested for a two-year deferment. Tashi Air was allowed to suspend its domestic services in June 2012, so that it would be able to commence international services.  An agreement was made that the airline would recommence domestic [... Read More]

Matter does not merit battling in the court: Dasho Benji

DPT: Dasho Paljor J Dorji, in response to Druk Phuensum Tshogpa’s court petition that DPT must resign en bloc if found to be robbing the country blind, alleged that DPT does not hesitate to hold the nation at ransom, by threatening to resign whenever they do not get their way. In a press release issued last night via email, Dasho Benji claimed that DPT made such threats to resign en masse, or to dissolve the party about four times. “Such threats of democratic desertions are [... Read More]

Picture story

President of the Royal Institute of Law, Her Royal Highness Ashi Sonam Dechan Wangchuck and Chairman of White & Case LLP, Hugh Verrier accept the Certificate of Commitment to Action on September 24 from Chelsea Clinton, Vice Chair of the Clinton Foundation, marking Bhutan’s collaboration with White & Case in establishing Bhutan’s first law school. Her Royal Highness attended the 10th annual meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative this week in New York City.    

Phobjikha celebrates World Tourism Day

The community of Phobjikha, students and all tourism stakeholders will celebrate World Tourism Day today at Phobjikha, Wangduephodrang.  Organised by TCB, the theme this year is, ‘Tourism and Community Development.’ Economic affairs minister Norbu Wangchuk will grace the event. TCB officials said the theme this year focuses on social, cultural, political and economic values or tourism and community development, among others. Located about 75km from Wangduephodrang, Phobjikha relates perfectly with the theme this year, officials said. Records with TCB show about 24 households in Phobjikha [... Read More]

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