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Action plan to prevent newborn deaths and stillbirths

Health officials hold purple ballons to mark the World Prematurity Day (Photo courtesy: UNICEF)

Preterm death accounts for 37 percent of neonatal mortality in the country Born at six months, his son weighed only 900 grams. Samten said his son could fit in the palms of his hands. “As a parent I did not see any hope of my baby’s survival. I had given ...

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Photo exhibition marks World Children’s Day

The two-day photo exhibition ends today

To mark the World Children’s Day, a two-day photo exhibition ‘The World Around Us: A Photo Exhibition by the children, for the children’ opened at the Royal Textile Academy in Thimphu, yesterday. Over 40 photographs taken by a group of adolescents are displayed at the exhibition to celebrate their creative ...

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Bikes to enhance patrolling in S/Jongkhar

The thromde administration provided seven bikes to RBP

To enhance efficient and effective patrolling and minimise crimes, the Samdrupjongkhar thromde provided seven bicycles to the Royal Bhutan Police (RBP). Thrompon, Karma Sherab Tobgyel, said that as per the proposal submitted by RBP, the thromde tshogde approved Nu 300,000 to procure the bicycles last year but the procurement process ...

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BEAR team rescues bear attack victim

The Bhutan Emergency Aeromedical Retrieval (BEAR) team evacuated a man who was mauled by a bear from Buli basic health unit (BHU) in Zhemgang yesterday. According to the BHU’s health assistant (HA), Bijay Darlami Thapa, the incident happened between 10 and 11am yesterday when the man, who is originally from ...

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The Chairman of Centre for Studies in Social Science, Kolkata, Jawhar Sircar, spoke on “How Buddhist records helped recreate the history of India” at the India House Estate yesterday in Thimphu. The India-Bhutan Foundation organsied the talk.

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Fire guts houses in Yebilaptsa 

A two-storied traditional house, a concrete single-storied house and a temporary shed were razed to the ground in a fire in Yebilaptsa, Zhemgang yesterday. Sources in Zhemgang said that the incident occurred around 10:30am. “About seven families, five teachers of Yebilaptsa School, lost their belongings,” a source said. A short ...

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As part of their high level advocacy tour, Her Majesty Gyalyum Sangay Choden Wangchuck and HRH Princess Eeuphelma Choden Wangchuck met with 1,200 armed personnel and their families from the Military Training Center, Wing XII and RBP in Wangduephodrang. Her Majesty is on a 11-day tour.

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Banks to lend Nu 1.5B for priority sector

… at special interest rate and no requirement of collateral and guarantor Micro financial institutions like Loden Foundation and Rural Enterprise Development Corporation have been key sources of finance for entrepreneurs and farmers because loans provided by commercial banks are un-affordable. But this could change with the launch of priority ...

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Making wood construction products accessible

The wood joinery unit at Ramtokto was inaugurated yesterday (Photo: NRDCL)

The new wood joinery unit, seasoning kiln, and sales and customer service counter at Natural Resources Development Corporation Limited (NRDCL) in Thimphu will provide value addition to the less preferred wood species, make wood construction materials accessible, and enhance efficient service delivery to the public. NRDCL is an authorised agency ...

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Teacher arrested for alleged molestation

Police in Gelephu arrested a teacher from one of the remote schools in the dzongkhag for allegedly molesting five students aged 12 to 14. The name of the school is withheld in the interest of the students. Police in Gelephu said that volunteers of a non-governmental organisation, RENEW, reported the ...

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Action plan framed to ensure rational use of antibiotics

Despite launching several initiatives to address antimicrobial resistance (AMR), inadequate coordination among programmes and sectors resulted in the weak implementation of the activities. It has been found that activities were not carried out in a systematic manner and multi-sectoral collaboration was weak because of lack of national policy, limited capacity, ...

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