Saturday , July 2 2016
  • Bhutan makes progress in childcare and development

    But certain areas still require addressing 
    Report: About one in five children under the age of five in Bhutan still remain stunted, the UNICEF’s representative to Bhutan, Shaheen Nilofer, said during the launch of the State of the World’s Children (SWC) report yesterday.

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Tendu hungers for a bank, fuel depot

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Local lenders and private fuel suppliers are currently filling in and making a good profit

Facilities: Residents of Tendu in Samtse are waiting for the government to fulfil its pledge to set up a bank in every gewog.

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Brisk business along the Nangar-Ura bypass

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The bypass has opened up business opportunities for people living nearby

Development: If the opening of the Nangar-Ura bypass affected business in Chamkhar town, it has opened up business opportunities for people living along the bypass road.

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Rising multi-drug resistant TB cases

Despite Bhutan’s laudable progress in the TB control programme

WHO: Despite Bhutan’s laudable progress in the Tuberculosis (TB) control programme over the years, the increasing number of multi-drug resistant TB (MDR-TB) poses a threat to the achievements made so far.

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Economic minister quizzed again

Assembly: As if the National Council (NC) calling the economic affairs minister Lekey Dorji for a second time to the house was not enough, National Assembly (NA) members, both from the government and the opposition, chose to ask him most of the questions during the question-hour session, yesterday.

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USD 4.26M for improvement of city roads

However the grant will be released only if ADB’s requirements are met

Infrastructure: Residents in Lungtenphu, Thimphu will soon have improved and broader roads with road widening work from Semtokha (manidungkhor area) to the Yangchenphug Higher Secondary School (YHSS) parking expected to start in October this year.

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Efforts to boost mushroom farming

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Partnership: The University of the Ryukyus, Japan and the National Mushroom Centre (NMC) signed a memorandum of understanding yesterday to boost commercial mushroom farming in five dzongkhags.

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APA evaluation to begin soon

Development: The government Performance Management Division (GPMD) will evaluate the 2015-16 annual performance of the dzongkhags and some 36 government agencies next month.

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EIB agreement will bring investment support to Bhutan: EU

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Q&A: The European Union’s head of South Asia external affairs, Maria Castillo, spoke with  Kuensel’s Thinley Zangmo, during her visit to the country

What is the purpose of your visit?
This is my third visit to the country. I have been dealing with Bhutan since 2012. This time I’m going a bit out of Thimphu to other dzongkhags to see the countryside,

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Hungarian fish being reared in Gelephu

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Aquaculture: As part of its regular programme of breeding and rearing fish fingerlings for fish farmers in the country, the National Centre for Aquaculture in Gelephu is currently incubating fish brought from Hungary.

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My Country, My Town

  • Road read: The question is whether it’s advice (while good, no doubt) for self or others or both? Photo Bidur Rai
  • Powerful wishes: Did these footballs hung from a tree have anything to do with the Leicester City victory? Photo by Tshering Doma, ICS
    Powerful wishes: Did these footballs hung from a tree have anything to do with the Leicester City victory? Photo by Tshering Doma, ICS
  • Dancing goat: Sometimes one just gets the urge to get up and shake a leg Photo by Kelzang Wangchuk, Kuensel, Thimphu
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