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Poor turnout for voter education programme in Tsirang

The number of people who turned out to attend voter education programme in Tsirang was poor, according to election officials in Tsirang. Officials said that only 1,716 people attended the programme after they completed the programme in 60 chiwogs. Officials say voter education is much beyond knowing how to press …

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The Bangladesh embassy in Thimphu observed the National Mourning Day of Bangladesh yesterday to mark the 43rd martyrdom anniversary of the Father of the Nation, Bangabandu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.

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Bamtech to explore opportunities in bamboo

To assist entrepreneurs and private sector explore opportunities in bamboo commercialisation and promote it as major construction material, Bamtech, a mobile application on bamboo housing and construction was launched on August 14 in Thimphu. The application features essential information while using bamboo for housing, construction, furniture making and quality products. …

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Monsoon stalls bypass construction works in Phuentsholing

Monsoon has stalled the construction of a subway near Omchhu bridge, one of the main components of the Northern Bypass Road (NBR) package-I in Phuentsholing. The work has been stopped for more than a month now. As the project required excavation of the existing road and diversion of vehicles from …

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ARI outbreak in 154 students of Sengdhen LSS

A total 154 students of Sengdhen lower secondary school (SLSS) in Dophuchen (Dorokha), Samtse, three teachers, and three villagers, have been affected with Acute Respiratory Infection (ARI) as of yesterday evening. Dophuchen gup Padam Bahadur Rai said the situation is under control. The drungkhag officials, the gup, and health officials …

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Phuentsholing township project’s first package to start by October

The works for the Phuentsholing township development project (PTDP), previously known as the Amochhu land reclamation and township project, would start this October. The Construction Development Corporation Limited (CDCL) is the implementing agency and it awarded the project to the second lowest bidder, the AFCONS Infrastructure Limited (AIL) in India. …

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Health ministry receives medical camp kits from WHO

With the donation of two more medical camp kits (MCKs) to the health ministry yesterday, the WHO has given a total of seven MCKs to the ministry to date. MCKs are sets of ready-to-use equipment. It includes tents, furniture, basic medical equipment, sanitation facilities, electrical supplies and water connections which …

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17th NGOP begins at RIM

Close to 2,400 graduates are attending the 17th National Graduates Orientation Program (NGOP) that began from August 12 at Royal Institute of Management (RIM) in Thimphu. Initially, 2,848 graduates had registered with the labour ministry. However, 456 graduates could not attend the programme because they had failed to very their …

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Multi-level car parking to be completed by the end of this year

The two multi-level car parking (MLCP) in Thimphu are expected to complete by September this year. MLCP I, located at Phendey Lam near the Zangthopelri complex, is 79 percent complete. MLCP II located at Norzin Lam is 87 percent complete. Chief executive officer of the construction company KCR, Kinzang Norbu, …

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Paro police await DNA analysis result to confirm rape of minor

Police in Paro are waiting for the DNA analysis result to confirm the rape of an 11-year-old speech-impaired girl. The DNA of the girl, the stepfather and the 68-year-old man, who the victim’s mother initially alleged as the rapist, were sent to Kolkata, India. Police sources said that with inconsistent …

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Bhutan achieves seven goals of SEAR vaccine action plan

Bhutan has achieved and maintained seven out of eight South-East Asia Regional (SEAR) Vaccine Action plan (2016 -2020) goals. Strengthening routine immunisation systems and services, measles elimination and rubella or congenital rubella syndrome control (CRS) is the first two goals of the action plan.  Senior Programme Officer with the vaccine …

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No major activities at Kholongchu project

With preconstruction works at the Kholongchu project in Trashiyangtse almost complete, Trashiyangtse residents are worried that there are no signs of any major activities. Some residents said the project might not materialise if concerned authorities do not push for it. “We had high expectations from the project but in the …

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