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Mental health care services to be strengthened in 12th Plan

To strengthen mental health care services, the regional referral hospitals in the country will have a psychiatrist and a clinical counsellor each in the 12th Plan. Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay, in response to a question on what the government is doing to help mental health patients at the meet-the-press session ...

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Choeten vandalised, house burgled in Lauri

A Jangchub choeten, which is more than 50-years-old, was vandalised in Phakcho Goenpa in Lauri, Samdrupjongkhar on December 26 night. According to the choeten owner Norbu Yangzom’s statement, she saw the vandalised choeten when she was on her way to collect firewood around 8am on December 27. She immediately informed ...

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Man dies in cylinder explosion

Remains of the cylinder

A 45 -year-old non-Bhutanese man was fatally injured when a welding gas cylinder at Wangdi engineering workshop exploded in Phuentsholing yesterday. The man was struck by metal splits from the cylinder, which exploded around 11:30am. The man, who runs the automobile workshop canteen with his wife, was admitted to the ...

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Drinchen Amai Saving: BDBL

Drujeygang gup hands over a ‘Drinchen Amai Saving’ box to a student as a part of Bhutan Development Bank Limited’s (BDBL) new gewog field office (GFO) opening in Tshangkha, Dagana, on December 26. BDBL now has 24 GFOs and 35 branch offices in the country.

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Transportation hampers milk supply to dairy plant

The company is currently functioning under 30 percent of its full capacity

While Trashigang remains the largest milk-producing dzongkhag in the country, a dairy processing plant at Chenary in Trashigang is operating below 30 percent of its full capacity. According to statistics with the Department of Livestock, Trashigang produced 6,710.1 metric tonnes (MT) of milk last year and 4,739MT in 2015. The ...

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Agriculture is calling

Albeit gradually, agriculture is becoming popular with young educated Bhutanese. What this means is that the sector that employs a large section of population and has a great potential to boost the country’s economy is at long last finding its rightful place in our development schemes. An increasing number of ...

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Examination facility to study Bhutanese traditional structures

Her Majesty the Gyalyum Tshering Yangdon Wangchuck graces the ground-breaking ceremony for the construction of examination facilities in Thimphu yesterday. The mock specimen buildings of composite masonry are part of the evaluation and mitigation of seismic risk for composite masonry buildings project.

A five-year project called Evaluation and Mitigation of Seismic Risk for Composite Masonry Buildings in Bhutan was implemented from April 1 to disseminate the seismic technology for disaster mitigation of the composite masonry buildings in the country. The 2009 and 2011 earthquakes damaged many traditional buildings in the country. About ...

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Bangkok drug case convicts benefit from principle of lenity

The High Court

HC altered the charges from first-degree felony to third degree Differing statements from two agencies involved in controlling and regulating drugs has benefitted four people who were convicted of trafficking controlled substances from Bangkok to Jakarta in March 2016. The two agencies submitted differing statements to the High Court (HC) ...

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SMEs to have access to capital market

The scope of cottage and small industries (CSI) in the economy is expanding with various initiatives taking off to address the financing gap. To compliment the new priority sector lending policy and revolving fund under the economic stimulus plan, the Royal Securities Exchange of Bhutan (RSEB) has come up with ...

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Report digs out loopholes in roads sector

According to the recent Anti-Corruption Commission report, lack of transparency, legislative flaws, weak procedures, improper planning, human resource constraints, and social ties were some of the general issues facing public road construction. The report found that information accessibility in accessing road contract opportunities is not much of an issue. However, ...

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