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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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Domestic flight to Gelephu resumes

Drukair will now operate three times a week

Almost two years after Drukair terminated its operation to Gelephu domestic airport, scheduled flight resumed on November 11. The first flight on November 11 had six passengers on board. The airline now operates three times a week- Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday, an increased operation by two days from once a ...

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Roadblock results in cancellation of Yongphula-Paro flight

The second scheduled flight from the Yonphula domestic airport yesterday was cancelled after a fire engine, a safety requirement for flight operations, got stranded in a roadblock along the Trashigang-Kanglung highway. A massive landslide below Rongthong, some 13km from Kanglung towards Trashigang, had stranded several vehicles including the fire engine ...

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DNT accepts High Court ruling, urges Opposition to pursue

Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa (DNT) has decided not to appeal on the dismissal of the constitutional case it filed against the government, the party president Dr Tandi Dorji said yesterday. “I’ll write to the Opposition Leader urging the party to take this case forward and bring it to its logical conclusion,” ...

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India commits support to Bhutan’s 11th and 12 Plans

The next Development Cooperation Talks will be held in Thimphu

Bhutan-India Development Cooperation Talks held The 6th annual Bhutan-India Development Cooperation Talks was held yesterday in New Delhi, India. Foreign Secretary Sonam Tshong led the Bhutanese delegation, while Vijay Gokhale, Secretary (Economic Relations, led the Indian delegation. As Bhutan enters the tail end of 11th Five Year Plan (2013 – ...

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Two sentenced for choeten vandalism in Lhuentse

Lhuentse dzongkhag court sentenced two men from Tsenkhar for vandalising Namgyal Khangzang choetens in the locality. The court sentenced Thuktenla, 23, from Tsenkhar to 24 years in prison for vandalising Namgyal Khazang choetens in Tshochen village in Tshenkhar and Jangbung village of Jarey gewog. Although the defendant was sentenced to ...

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