Tuesday , March 28 2017

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Drug resistant TB cases on the rise

Despite making good progress in detecting tuberculosis (TB) cases and achieving a treatment success rate of 90 percent in the last few years the number of multi drug resistant (MDR) TB cases in Bhutan is on rise.

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A new party in the making

Efforts are being made to form yet another new political party. A former civil servant, Jigme Drukpa, from the Menbi-Tshenkar constituency of Lhuentse is coordinating the efforts. Jigme Drukpa said the party will be called the Druk Kuenphen Tshogpa (DKT).

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Fire destroys house

A two-storey house was razed to the ground in Khar, Pemagatshel yesterday morning. The fire started at around 9am and was contained by 12:30pm by RBP, Desuups, and village volunteers.

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25th year of Pro Bhutan, Germany

This year is the 25th year of cooperation between the Royal Government and Pro Bhutan, Germany, a private German philanthropic association, according to a press release from the association.

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Encouraging more learners

To help achieve the adult literacy rate target of 70 percent by the end of the 11th Plan, the education ministry is attempting to rope in local leaders to encourage more learners in the rural communities.

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