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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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Japan stands ready to support Bhutan: Ambassador Kenji Hiramatsu

Ambassador Kenji Hiramatsu

Japan’s Ambassador to Bhutan, Kenji Hiramatsu who is in the country spoke to Kuensel’s chief reporter Tshering Palden on his visit. Excerpts  What is the purpose of your visit this time?  This is my 14th visit to the country and we have observed positive development in the relationship between the …

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Japan weeks to promote people to people relation 

The Japan weeks began yesterday in Thimphu

To commemorate the 30th anniversary of Japan Overseas Cooperation Volunteers (JOCV) in Bhutan, Japan weeks in Bhutan began yesterday with a grant contract signing for the project to construct Judojo, a Judo training hall. The government of Japan will grant fund to the Bhutan Judo Association (BJA) for the construction …

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BES symposium begins in Thimphu 

More than 22 research papers will be presented at Bhutan Ecological Society’s two-day symposium, which began yesterday at the Department of Youth and Sports hall in Thimphu.

To encourage and provide a platform for researchers in their effort to save the earth, Bhutan Ecological Society’s (BES) fifth edition of the symposium began in Thimphu yesterday. Besides an opportunity to share researches, participants will also have opportunities to network with experts at the event. BES patron, Her Royal …

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Primary teachers and ECCD facilitators learn to write Children’s book

Participants prepare their presentations on the final day of the workshop

About 46 primary school teachers and Early Child Care and Development (ECCD) facilitators of Zhemgang attended a workshop in Gelephu to write children’s book. The participants drafted 23 children books in local context. Most participants of the weeklong workshop on ‘children’s book development’ said they are writing for the first time. A participant, …

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