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    No significant rise in drug arrests since 2010: Health minister

    However the minister said the Govt. cannot afford to be complacent  

    Event: Since 2010, there has not been a significant rise in arrests related to drug use and its illicit trafficking, health minister Tandin Wangchuk said during an event to observe International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, yesterday.

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Hungarian fish being reared in Gelephu


Aquaculture: As part of its regular programme of breeding and rearing fish fingerlings for fish farmers in the country, the National Centre for Aquaculture in Gelephu is currently incubating fish brought from Hungary.

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Conflict over archery ground


Owner claims he obtained “temporary approval” to use Govt. land for an archery ground

Disagreement: Locals in Thedtsho gewog of Wangdue suspect a discrepancy in the system for the government’s inability to close the archery range below Bajothangu village in the gewog.

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NC recommends Govt. table mining Act

Council: The National Council (NC) has recommended the government to urgently table the Mines and Minerals Management Act 1995 (Amendment Bill) to enhance transparency, curb corruption, and prevent tax evasion and other business malpractices in the mining sector.

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NC recommends inter-agency information sharing

… as another step to fight corruption

Council: In a move to reinforce the existing asset declaration system, the National Council (NC) recommended developing an integrated information technology based system to facilitate automatic information sharing on properties, liabilities and tax contributions by individuals.

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ePIS to be introduced in all health centres in Paro

The pilot project will begin in July as part of Bhutan’s e-Health Action Plan

Health: As part of the health ministry’s vision to move away from paper-based medical records and enhance use of Information and Communications Technology (ICT), an electronic Patient Information System (ePIS) will be introduced in Paro next month.

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My Country, My Town

  • Powerful wishes: Did these footballs hung from a tree have anything to do with the Leicester City victory? Photo by Tshering Doma, ICS
    Powerful wishes: Did these footballs hung from a tree have anything to do with the Leicester City victory? Photo by Tshering Doma, ICS
  • Dancing goat: Sometimes one just gets the urge to get up and shake a leg Photo by Kelzang Wangchuk, Kuensel, Thimphu
  • Tempting the foots: While recycling is all very well, these might revive long dormant soccer skills Photo by Ugyen Kencho
  • About to be pole-axed: With the ground beneath about to give away, it may not have long to stand Photo by Phuntsho Tenzin
  • From head to bed: A helmet finds an afterlife as a pot for a flowering plant. Photo by Sonam Wangdi, GAO, Dewathang