• Haa has the best hospital, but without doctors

    No doctors at Haa hospital

    The people of Haa boast of the best hospitals among the dzongkhags. But the new hospital has failed to live up to the expectation of the people without a doctor to attend to their needs.Aum Kinley, a resident of Haa shared her experience of having to call doctors from the military hospital when her daughter gave birth. “There is no specialist although we have a well-structured hospital. There is no use of having such a big hospital if we have no doctors or specialists.”

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Brisk business for bamboo products at Tarayana fair 

Bamboo and cane products by the SHGs from Goshing, Bjokha and Ngangla gewogs in Zhemgang

Just three hours into the fair, the Self Help Groups (SHGs) from Zhemgang sold more than half of their new bamboo and cane products. They have now two more days until the fair ends to sell off their products. To read more, please subscribe by registering at www.ekuensel.com

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Contract teacher turns to dairy farmer

Sangay Jamtsho at his farm

Sangay Jamtsho, former contract teacher, is bringing a quiet revolution in Koncholing in Trashiyangtse. In 2015, he decided to return to his village and start a commercial dairy farming. With grant from Loden Foundation and low interest rate loan form Rural Development Corporation Ltd., he received a total amount of …

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Bhutan records 742 bird species with the Pied Thrush

Pied Thrush is the fourth new bird species recorded in 2019 (Photo: Dr. Jyotirmay Baishya and team)

Days before the Global Big Day on May 4—international bird-watching—Bhutan has recorded Pied Thrush as the fourth new bird species this year after Great Bittern. A senior Forester in Jigme Dorji National Park, Phub Dorji, along with six of his birding friends from India, sighted the species in Chukha on …

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Zhabshey phorb in gratitude

Kinzang Choden with Thukten Tshering

In thanking Kinzang Choden who returned a wallet containing Nu 221,055, the owner, Thukten Tshering promised to carve two Zhabshey phorbs in gratitude. The 64-year-old farmer from Boomdeling, Trashiyangtse lost his wallet containing the cash while he was in Trashigang town. He knew abut the missing wallet when he went …

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Fire razes house, kills one 

The incident occurred in Rayzor village in Yurung, Pemagatshel around 4:50am

An 87-year-old man died in a fire that razed a two-storied traditional house to the ground on May 2. The incident occurred in Rayzor village in Yurung, Pemagatshel around 4:50am. The deceased was alone at home during the incident. To read more, please subscribe by registering at www.ekuensel.com

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200 vehicle owners fined for violating new parking rules

Parking vehicles along the roads is not allowed

The road from the Changzamtog flyover towards Changgedaphu, populary known as the ring road is free of parked cars by the roadside.  This is following stringent penalty system to decongest roads and to reduce accidents.  To read more, please subscribe by registering at www.ekuensel.com

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Gold smugglers sentenced

Paro dzongkhag court, this week, convicted five men to prison terms ranging between five years and two months, and one year two weeks for their involvement in smuggling 11.04 kg of gold worth USD 7 million into the country from Thailand. Customs officials at Paro airport detained a businessman Sonam …

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Man charged for fraudulent cheque writing

The Office of the Attorney General (OAG) charged a 31-year-old man from Ugyentse in Samtse for fraudulent cheque writing to Paro dzongkhag court. According to the charges, the man took Nu 860,000 from a woman, who resides in Paro, claiming he would buy a shop for her in Thimphu. It …

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Investing in research important: RUB

The members of the National Assembly and the officials of the Royal University of Bhutan (RUB) on April 29 in Thimphu underscored the need to establish an apex research body with a mandate to provide approval for research activities in Bhutan. RUB’s Vice Chancellor, Nidup Dorji, said that there was …

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Fani could bring heavy rain to Bhutan

The latest forecast from National Centre for Hydrology and Meteorology (NCHM) has reported the southern, eastern, and isolated places in central Bhutan might receive heavy to very heavy rainfall on May 4 and 5. The rest of the country is likely to receive moderate to heavy rain. In the last …

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Picture story

Save the Children yesterday handed over assistive devices to support teaching –learning for children with visual and hearing impairment to the education ministry yesterday. It also supported the development of a 10-year roadmap for inclusive education for children with disabilities.  Save the Children’s support to the project is worth Nu …

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Lack of advocacy blocks digital switch 

Nine months since the cable operators in Thimphu facilitated the switch, about 90 percent of subscribers within and periphery areas of thromde have installed digital set top boxes (STB). According to the general secretary of Association of Bhutanese Cable Operators  (ABCO), Sherub Gyeltshen, the cable operators would not be able to …

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