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Elder abuse awareness day observed at Genekha BHU

There are plans to carry out the comprehensive annual health checkup in 16 other health centres

A comprehensive annual health checkup for senior citizens was launched at Genekha Basic Health Unit (BHU) in Thimphu yesterday to observe the world elder abuse awareness day.   This is part of Royal Society for Senior Citizens’ (RSSC) initiative in collaboration with health ministry to strengthen community-based elderly care. World …

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Villages in Samtse rely on stream for irrigation

Namchu villagers transplant paddy

It is time for paddy transplantation in Dorokha, Samtse. About 20 men and women of Namchu village bear the mid-day sun and work for a neighbour’s transplantation. The villagers depend on Chukhey kholcha (stream) for the transplantation. Farmers say about 60 households use the Chukhey stream for paddy cultivation every …

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Flash flood damage roads, bridges in Jarey

The flood has affected students and villagers who need to visit the dzongkhag and gewog offices

The flash flood that occurred on the evening of June 13 washed away five farm roads and two bridges in Jarey gewog, Lhuentse. This has affected students and villagers who need to visit the dzongkhag and gewog offices. Ladrong Primary School, which is located about 2kms away from gewog office, …

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RMA allows INR 500 denomination

The Royal Monetary Authority (RMA) has allowed the use of new series of INR 500 and INR 200 in the country effective June 11. This was following a circular issued by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI). However, this is subject to limit of INR 25,000 a person. Earlier the …

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Woman loses Nu 80,000 in a WhatsApp scam

A 47-year-old woman in Thimphu lost Nu 80,000 in a WhatsApp scam last week. She filed a complaint to police on June 14. According to her statement to police, she frequently received calls on WhatsApp from an international number. Despite rejecting the calls, she continued to receive the calls from …

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Bhutan joins Seeds Without Borders

Seven countries have joined the cooperation so far

Bhutan can now import improved variety seeds without much hassle from six countries in the region. The country joined the Seeds Without Borders protocol with the agriculture secretary Rinzin Dorji formally signing the agreement on June 13 in Thimphu. Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Myanmar, Nepal, and Sri Lanka are the other …

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International archives day observed 

About 30 documents were displayed at the exhibition yesterday

To sensitise about the importance of archiving and to conserve cultural heritage, the international archives day was observed in Thimphu, yesterday. International archives day is observed on June 9. However, officials from National Library and Archives of Bhutan (NLAB) said that the day had to be postponed. Chief archivist at …

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No new bills for NC’s 21st session

NC spokesperson Jigme Wangchuk (centre) speaks to the media

The 21st National Council (NC) session will not see introduction of new bills, according to the final agenda of the house. Speaking at the pre-session press conference yesterday, Deputy Chairperson Jigme Wangchuk said that the session would last for only about two weeks as the government’s term is coming to …

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Six more G2C services go online

Lyonpo Dorji Choden launches the eServices yesterday

To improve public service delivery, six more Government to Citizen (G2C) eServices went live yesterday. Works and human settlement minister Dorji Choden launched the eServices for department of livestock and national center for animal health eservice, public notary, drug regulatory authority, construction development board, national housing and development corporation limited …

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