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BAFRA seizes undeclared imported goods

Bhutan Agriculture and Food Regulatory Authority (BAFRA) in Phuentsholing seized more than 1,000 kilograms (kg) of imported frozen fish and chicken nuggets at Rinchending check post recently. The consignment did not have customs clearance. BAFRA officer-in-charge, Phuntsho, said their team disposed the frozen item on the same day and imposed …

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Most students consider washing hands important, finds study

At least 73 percent of the students always wash their hands before and after meals and 71 percent of them washed hands after urination and defecation, according to the Knowledge, Attitude and Practice study on hand washing among school children in Bhutan. The survey carried out mainly to document the evidence of hand washing …

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Recommendations for better PWS conservation plans

Effective conservation programmes, priority inventories and road as a resource protection asset were some of the considerations made for better management of the Phibsoo Wildlife Sanctuary (PWS). This is according to the Asian Development Bank’s (ADB) report on the sanctuary. The assessment was carried out between December 2014 and February …

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Hoteliers in Trashigang disappointed with LPG distribution

Without the refills on the BIG cylinders, hoteliers and restaurant owners in Trashigang have resorted to using subsidised LPG cylinders

For almost seven months, restaurant owners and hoteliers in Trashigang have not received refills on their commercial liquid petroleum gas (LPG) cylinders. Supplied by the Bhutan Industrial Gas (BIG), the commercial gas has left many hoteliers disgruntled with its irregular service and exorbitant charges. After observing a shortage of subsidised …

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My Green School finds Japanese translation 

A five-year-old book born in Bhutan sees a Japanese incarnation. My Green School: An Outline by Thakur S Powdyel has been translated into Japanese and published into a bilingual book. Professor Miwako Hosoda, vice president and professor of sociology at Seisa University in Japan, who translated the book, believes that the …

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Picture story

 Cattle feed: Farmers in Tsephu, Punakha are feeding unriped paddy to cattle after lack of irrigation water delayed paddy transplantation in the village this year.

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Woman stabbed

Thimphu police caught a 25-year-old man from the town yesterday evening for allegedly stabbing a 24-year-old woman on November 20. The incident occurred around 12:50pm at the Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa (DNT) office in Changangkha, where the woman works. Police said a woman called them saying a man stabbed her friend and that …

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Bolero hits two men to death in Rangjung 

Two men were killed when a bolero pick up hit them while they were walking near Lungtenzampa, between Rangjung and Trashigang, on November 20. One of the deceased aged 77 was killed on impact. The other aged 43 died due to excessive bleeding after reaching Trashigang hospital. The incident took …

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JDWNRH’s surgical department records high surgical site infection

The incidence of surgical site infection (SSI) in the surgical department with the national referral hospital in Thimphu was 30.7 percent, one of the highest in the region. This is according to an observational descriptive study carried out at the hospital from July to December last year, to establish the incidence …

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Man charged for alleged attempt to voluntary manslaughter

The Office of Attorney General (OAG) charged a 26-year-old man to Lhuentse court for an attempt to voluntary manslaughter after he stabbed a 20-year-old in Budur village of Minjey gewog on the night of September 10. According to the OAG charges, the stabbing incident happened in Budur village when four …

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Potholes irk commuters 

Pothole below zorig chusum institute in Kawajangsa

Residents who use the road leading from the golf club towards the Election Commission of Bhutan (ECB) office are frustrated with the potholes dug in the recently blacktopped road. Last week a JCB machine was found digging working on the road. The potholes are left open and no one was …

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Kyoto University and JSW Law to collaborate in research 

Juichi Yamagiwa (PhD) hands over a book about Bhutan to JSW Law academic dean Sangay Dorjee at the event

Kyoto University and Jigme Singye Wangchuck Law School conducted their first joint symposium on research in Thimphu yesterday. Although JSW Law has made early strides towards promoting faculty research, including the establishment of an in-house research centre, there is much that this new institution can learn from a long-established, globally …

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