Despite supply of safe drinking water increasing over the years, the incidences of diarrhoeal diseases have not reduced significantly.
This statement is supported by data in annual health bulletins. “The reduction is only by about 16 percent from 2008 to 2012,” Rinchen Wangdi, chief engineer with public health engineering division, health ministry, said.
This, Rinchen Wangdi said, indicated and was as a result of people’s lack of disregard for personal hygiene and sanitation.
“The diarrhoeal diseases aren’t decreasing [... Read More]
WHAT CAN I BECOME Corresponding through mail and calls, filing and recording documents, scheduling appointments, drafting letters and more, a personal assistant has to be not just physically active but mentally alert.
If you think you’ve got what it takes to take on the above responsibilities, choosing this profession could be the right career move for you.
Who can become a personal assistant?
-who has a minimum Class XII qualification
-with basic [... Read More]
DRUKPA KUNLEY After the Bad Boys left, Drukpa Kunley went straight to the old lady’s house. She poured out stories of woe.
Once I was wealthy, she told him, but since no Buddha or adapt has ever set foot in this poor outlandish valley, the demons have run amuck and devoured both men and cattle. I myself do not expect to live through this coming night. You are a holy man and need not stay [... Read More]
HEALTH & FITNESS What food helps stay active? I work a 9-5 job.
A small question that can be justly answered only by a detailed and lengthy answer.
“You are what you eat” is a very popular saying in health and fitness, which basically means you’ll look and feel exactly like the food you’re consuming.
Let’s take for example an individual, who regularly eats french fries and pizza, he or she will probably [... Read More]
LAST PAGE There are different reasons why people are realising the importance of being fit and healthy. I am also one among many, who have realised its importance and take every possible time out to exercise regularly and stay fit.
I took the initiative by becoming a member in one of the gyms in the capital more than three months ago, not because I am suffering from any kind of diseases, but it was [... Read More]
Minus the gender aspect, the present lot of council aspirants, whether they made it through the zomdu or not, presented an impressive mix
COVER STORY In two days time, for the second time, a group of individuals will knock doors of almost every house and comb every village in the country to meet people and bargain for votes.
This will continue for another 20 days, after which Bhutanese voters will make their pick. Some will [... Read More]
In session ...
The journey, the highlights …
REFLECTION For the first time, in June 2007, a royal decree calling parliamentary elections was issued. Following that, individuals came forward expressing interest to take part in the process.
In the end, some 52 candidates from across the country contested the National Council elections. Of them, 20 were elected. They were joined by the five eminent members His Majesty appointed. Together, they formed the country’s first National Council.
Today, with their [... Read More]
WHAT CAN I BECOME Ever looked at a photograph in awe, amazed how something captured in a frame can tell a story – sometimes funny, sometimes interesting, and sometimes so powerful it can overwhelm one with emotion. Would you like to tell a similar story? Do you have it in you to train your eyes to spot the perfect story to fit a frame of shot? Become a photographer!
Who can become [... Read More]
… seems to be the uninformed public perception of the two houses of Parliament
AWARENESS Ask farmer Tenzin from Saling, Mongar what he understands by National Council or the National Assembly, or what their roles and responsibilities are, and he will simply compare it to the ingredients that go into making a curry.
“The Houses, or their members, are like salt, vegetable or oil, with individual characteristics, but they work together with the purpose [... Read More]
TECH CORNER: ASK BOAZ I heard a lot about open-source software. What is it?
Let’s start with “closed-source software”, which is a fancy name for most proprietary software that you buy (or supposed to buy). This kind of software comes with a user license that does not allow you to modify the software or to share it with others. Once you purchase the software, you are allowed to use it, but not much [... Read More]
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