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Recognising the issue of growing waste in the core city areas, the labour ministry in collaboration with the National Environment Commission, Bhutan Red Cross Society, and Thimphu Thromde conducted a cleaning campaign yesterday engaging about 2,000 graduates. More than eight tonnes of waste was collected according to Thimphu Thromde. The …

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No shortage at JDWNRH blood bank

While the health ministry had posted on its Facebook page on August 10 that the national referral hospital in Thimphu is in need of blood, the hospital said it has enough blood in their blood bank. The facebook post had urged people to come and donate blood for good cause.  …

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Food poisoning likely cause of illness

Students of Kuenzangling Central School have been sentisied on health issues (Photo: Singye Dorji)

Four days after Kuenzangling Central School in Trashiyantse reported students suffering from acute Gastroenteritis, the infection has been largely contained, officials said.  The school’s principal, Karma Tshering, said three students reported sick on August 13. The school saw eight more cases on August 14, who were taken for medical checkup …

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How Bhutan’s monarchy is unique

Responding to one of the graduates’ question on the form of monarchy in Bhutan before it was reinstated as the constitutional democratic monarchy at the ongoing National Graduates Orientation Programme (NGOP) in Thimphu, former chairperson of the National Council, Dasho Sonam Kinga said that Bhutan’s monarchy was unique but never …

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mBoB facilititates Tax payment

Tax payment is made more convenient, as a new feature is added in the mBoB facility, a mobile app of the Bank of Bhutan (BoB). A press release from the BoB stated that tax payers can now easily pay their taxes through mBoB after generating the Deposit Voucher (DV) number …

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Geney gewog’s annual three-day mushroom festival ended yesterday. Among others, the objective of the festival was to promote conservation and sustainable harvesting and marketing of mushrooms. 

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Himalayan black bear and two cubs trapped in Lhayul chiwog

A female Himalayan black bear and her two cubs have been trapped inside an electric fencing in Chudzom gewog’s Lhayul chiwog in Sarpang for the last two weeks. Farmers of the chiwog say the bear and her cubs entered their maize field on August 6. A group of 15 farmers …

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Samdrupjongkhar DT to resolve the meat price issue

As per the directives of the Samdrupjongkhar dzongkhag tshogdu (DT), a committee will monitor and review the meat prices in the thromde and submit it in the upcoming DT session. According to the last DT’s resolution, the DT, the committee should be formed following the complaints from the public on …

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Student guilty of larceny ordered corrective measures

Trongsa court ordered a student found guilty of larceny to corrective measures in lieu of prison term in its second reformative judgment this year. The judgment issued yesterday ordered the boy to clean the boy’s toilet for a week and deliver a speech during the morning assembly every morning on …

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Man jailed 16 years for raping 6-year-old

A man found guilty of rape of a six-year old daughter of his ex-wife was sentenced to 16 years in prison on August 7 in Punakha. Punakha dzongkhag court found that on July 5 last year, the 39-year-old man from Trashigang had raped the girl when the two were at …

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T/Yangtse runs out of burls as dappa business picks up

Besides being the winter home to the endangered black-necked cranes and the popular Choeten Kora, Trashiyangtse dzongkhag is well known for its traditional wooden bowl, dappa. Considered to be the birthplace of one of the 13 arts and crafts (zorig chusum), shagzo (woodturning), the dzongkhag has witnessed a surge in dappa business in recent years. …

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Indian community celebrates 72nd Independence Day

The Indian community in Thimphu celebrated India’s 72nd Independence Day at the Indian Embassy in Hejo yesterday. His Majesty’s representative from the Gyalpoi Zimpon office, Zimpon Ugyen K Namgyel, cabinet secretary, chief of protocol, foreign secretary and senior government officials attended the celebration. Hundreds of Indian community members also attended …

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