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Rising chronic disease burden calls for palliative care

Health workers say palliative care is about healing and adding life to days instead of days to life A few years ago, a 44-year-old monk was diagnosed with advanced lung cancer that had spread to the bone. Unaware about his illness, he was in severe pain that was inadequately managed. ...

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SEN providers talk improvement and challenges

Schools that cater to Special Education Needs (SEN) programme are facing teacher shortages and lack of training or specialized teachers to deal with the severe cases of disability. Thimphu Thromde’s chief education officer, Sangay Drukpa, said most teachers catering to SEN programme do not have formal qualification in special education ...

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Phuentsholing maed and Darga-Tshebji get tshogpa

Phuentsholing Thromde’s lone tshogpa candidate for Maed demkhong, Chunku Dawa, 35, secured an easy win with 31 “yes” votes against one “no” vote yesterday. The bye-election saw less than one-fourth of voters turnout yesterday. Phuentsholing Maed has a total of 168 eligible voters. “I am happy of the outcome,” Chunku ...

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Upscaling entrepreneurial venture

Some 15 lecturers, counsellors and resident tutors are attending the five-day workshop

Many Bhutanese have ventured into entrepreneurial careers, but only a handful of them have story of success to tell. Finance and resources determine the growth of an enterprise, but willingness and the courage of the entrepreneur to upscale their business is critically important. A five-day workshop at Sherubtse College in ...

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No resources allocated for people living with disabilities, finds study

About 54 percent of PWDs said health facilities don’t provide necessary services There are about 22,000 Bhutanese living with disabilities, according to a recent study by the Gross National Happiness Commission. However, the figure on the needs assessment of people with disabilities (PWD) is based on PHCB 2005. Bhutan lacks ...

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Picture story

(From Left) The Ambassador of the Republic of Indonesia, Sidharto Reza Suryodipuro, Ambassador of the Republic of Austria, Brigitte Öppinger-Walchshofer and the Ambassador of the Kingdom of Morocco, Mohamed Maliki presented their credentials to His Majesty The King yesterday in Thimphu

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BKP declares six candidates

From left: Pushpalal Chhetri, Karma Jimba, Tshering Nidup, Sonam Tobgay (VP), Pirthiman Pradhan, Karma Loday and Rinchen Chogyal

Introducing six new candidates in Thimphu yesterday, the vice president of Bhutan Kuen-Nyam Party (BKP), Sonam Tobgay, said he was hopeful that voters would go for a change of government in 2018. “People want change. They say that no party should govern twice,” he said. The vice president is confident ...

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Residents file battery case against Nganglam OC

Two Nganglam residents have filed a case in the drungkhag court against the police’s officer in command (OC) of Nganglam, accusing him of misusing his power and battering them. One of the complainants, Jampel Dorji, claimed that the alleged incident occurred at 1am on November 13 when he and two ...

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Micro financing witness gradual rise

With the implementation of regulation for micro financing institution and financial institutions made to report on loans disbursed to micro, cottage, small, and medium enterprises, loans towards these sector is seen increasing. The Royal Monetary Authority (RMA) has issued registration certificate to Respect, Educate, Nurture and Empower women (RENEW), Rural ...

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Monastic institutions sensitised on disaster preparedness and response

With dzongs vulnerable to disasters especially fire hazards, the Department of Disaster Management (DDM) has begun sensitising monastic institutions on risk reduction, mitigation and to make them aware of the risk to disasters. At a sensitising programme on November 14 in Thimphu, senior programme officer with DDM, Sangay Dawa said ...

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To commemorate the 62nd birth anniversary of His Majesty The Fourth Druk Gyalpo, Tshodrakchen riders, a motorcycle club based in Thimphu donated blankets, mattresses and other essential items worth Nu 300,000 to Bardo Primary School in Zhemgang. The club was formed in February last year, to sustain the passion to ...

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Poor mobile network irks local leaders in Sarpang

More than three months after the gewog leaders raised the issue of cellular connectivity in the Dzongkhag Tshogdu in Sarpang, mobile network has improved a bit in Chuzargang and Umling gewogs. Umling gup Ugyen Norbu said three of its five chiwogs have severe network problems. Cellular signals are so weak ...

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