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Female labour more productive in export-oriented industries: Study

Women empowerment is key to national happiness, according to a professor of Royal Thimphu College, Sanjeev Mehta. Presenting his paper ‘link between export orientation, female employment and higher productivity: a case study of Bhutanese Industries’ at the International Conference on Gross National Happiness (GNH) on November 9, he said that ...

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Students share Bhutan’s conservation efforts

November 13, 2017 To The General Manager (Operations) Kuensel Corporations Thimphu Sub: Vehicle loan Respected Sir, This is to request sir to kindly process and grant a vehicle loan, as I am buying a Brezza. Thanking you Yours sincerely Tashi Dema Bureau Chief English Editorial

Two students, Wangdrak Dorji from Dr Tobgyal School and Abhishek Ghalley from Drugyal Higher Secondary School represented Bhutan at a forum “WWF one planet youth leadership forum” from November 9-13 in Hong Kong. According to a press release from the WWF Bhutan office, the students jointly presented a paper on ...

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Kidney Foundation’s New York members donate dialysis machine

Gelephu hospital has 23 kidney patients who require dialysis

Members of the Bhutan Kidney Foundation in New York donated a dialysis machine and a water filter to the Gelephu Central Regional Referral Hospital (GCRRH) on November 11. The members also donated three more water filters, one to the Kidu guesthouse in Thimphu and two to Mongar Regional Referral Hospital. ...

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SDF project inception meetings begin today

A four-day project inception meeting begins today in Thimphu for the implementing agencies of the SAARC Development Fund (SDF) funded projects – Promoting Integrated Bamboo Based Enterprise Development among SAARC Countries, and Toll-Free Helpline for Women and Children in SAARC member states. According to SDF, the meetings will brief implementing ...

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Picture story

Her Majesty the Gyalyum Sangay Choden Wangchuck and Her Royal Highness Princess Euphelma Choden Wangchuck visited Punakha Central School yesterday. Her Majesty is on a high-level advocacy tour to Punakha, Wangdue and Gasa to promote awareness on priority public health and social issues.

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More than 70% of schools have water for hand washing

About 86.7 percent of schools in the country, including extended classrooms (ECRs) have access to improved water source such as piped water supply and protected spring. This is according to the Annual Education Statistics 2017. In some schools (7.2 percent), however, water is drawn from unprotected spring. 6.1 percent of ...

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Poor compliance to insulin therapy, finds study

A study has found that compliance to insulin therapy use and blood glucose control among diabetes patients in Bhutan was poor. The study was conducted this year to find compliance to insulin injection, assess technique of injection, and the disposal practices of sharps in the country. A descriptive cross-sectional study ...

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PDP president re-elected

Announces three candidates The national convention of People’s Democratic Party (PDP) held yesterday at the Youth Development Fund hall in Thimphu re-elected party president Tshering Tobgay as the party’s president, and elected Thrimshing MP Dorji Choden as Vice President. The lone candidate for the post of president received 389 “Yes” ...

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Towards climate resilience and conservation

The government and UNDP Global Environment Facility (GEF)-Least Developed Countries Fund (LDCF) launched a project called Enhancing Sustainability and Climate Resilience of Forests and Agriculture Landscape and Community Livelihoods in Bhutan on November 11 in Thimphu to enhance climate resilience and biodiversity conservation. Senior programme officer of Gross National Happiness ...

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Discharging pediatric patients early improves workers’ efficiency

Increasing patient discharge by 50 percent from neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) and neonatal ward before 11am improves the efficiency of health officials, according to a study. About 38 percent of patients at the unit and 20 percent at the ward were discharged before 11am. The study was conducted for ...

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DHI celebrates 10-year journey

Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay launches “DHI’s Journey”

Coinciding with the birth anniversary of The Fourth Druk Gyalpo, the Druk holding and investments (DHI) marked decade of journey in corporate governance. DHI also launched Bhutan Future Fund with principal transfer of Nu 300 million as part of its reserve policy. The fund is expected to strengthen DHI’s ability ...

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Frame species-specific guidelines to address human wildlife conflict

Understanding nutrition and diet of the wild animals could also be used in reducing human wildlife conflict in the country

This was one of the recommendations made by members from APAP member countries  To address the issue of human wildlife conflict in the region, representatives of member countries of Asia Protected Areas Partnership (APAP) shared some of the best practices and issues related to human wildlife conflict in the respective ...

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