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 The five-day Nachung scout programme at Genekha lower secondary school in Thimphu concluded yesterday. Over 100 scouts and community scouts attended the programme, where they presented their creative arts and performed plays. The programme is dedicated to the Gyalsey and to celebrate 50 years of Bhutan-India relations.

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Former NC contestant is Samkhar gup-elect 

Candidates congratulate each other after the declaration of results yesterday

Winning 74.25 percent of the total votes, Jamyang, from Pam village is the gup-elect of Samkhar gewog in Trashigang. During the by-election held yesterday, the 31-year-old secured 1,249 votes from a total of 1,682. His opponent, Sonam Zangpo, from Bikhar-Domkhar chiwog secured 433 votes. Jamyang secured 596 votes on the …

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The significance of December 17

The group at KD in Changzamtog, Thimphu

As the nation prepares for the 111th national day in Samtse, excitement is growing among the people because of the day’s specialness this year. Kuensel’s Jigme Wangchuk finds out. Day the first Changzamtog, Thimphu. Upon a dark winter evening – a massive wood stove burning. In all but a dozen, …

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Social acceptance begins in schools

It was 2012 and Karma Lama was looking forward to enjoying his winter vacation. He was well until he appeared the examination for class VII. Soon he began feeling numb in his fingers, which then spread to his hands and legs. Instead of enjoying the holidays, he had to make …

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Speaking through art

Art improves the imagination of children

The small hallway of the Wangsel Institute,Paro is quiet. The only noise is from footsteps of teachers climbing the wooden stairs. For people who love art, this is the perfect place. Paper art, painting and paper crafts greet visitors to the institute. Hiroko Masuda, a Japanese volunteer is a teacher …

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Health minister urges empowerment of the differently-abled 

To observe the international day of persons with disabilities, a wheelchair race for about 16 differently-abled people was held at Doebum Lam near the Memorial Choeten yesterday in Thimphu

There is a need for disabled-friendly infrastructure in Bhutan to make it convenient for differently-abled people. This was evident yesterday when people in wheelchairs had to be carried by three to four men to get them on stage at the faculty of nursing and public health hall in Thimphu during an event to observe the international day of persons with disabilities.

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Study recommends addressing barriers to insulin therapy 

Barriers to self-injecting are common among diabetes patients who are on insulin and coordinated efforts are needed to overcome them. This was according to a cross-sectional study carried out to study the possible factors that may act as barriers to effective self-injection of insulin among diabetic patients at the three …

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Two drivers arrested for possessing controlled substances

The Office of the Attorney General (OAG) is reviewing a case involving two drivers who were arrested by Thimphu police for possessing controlled substances. Thimphu police arrested a 32-year-old driver on November 22 for possessing eight capsules of Spasmoproxyvon Plus (SP+) and 2.6gms of dried marijuana. The driver from Umling …

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