Saturday , October 22 2016

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Treating migraines with acupuncture

Therapy: Dr Huang Yu, who is a specialist in migraines, treated more than 1,000 migraine patients with acupuncture therapy at the National Institute of Traditional Medicine in Thimphu recently. Dr Huang Yu, who lives in the US, was invited to treat people with migraines. She spoke with Kuensel’s Tenzin Namgyel on the issue.

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Pasakha dry port environmental impact can be minimised: Study

Report: Construction of the proposed Pasakha dry port in Phuentsholing will have some negative impact on air, water, noise and soil but with mitigation measures it can be minimised, according to an environmental assessment report recently released by the economic affairs ministry.

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Standardising care for domestic, sexual violence survivors

Guidelines: In an effort to standardise care for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault, the national referral hospital in Thimphu is working on formulating national guidelines for management of domestic and sexual violence survivors in the health sector.

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Thimphu Tshechu- Day 3


Rain did not deter thousands from attending the third day of Thimphu Tshechu yesterday. The tshechu concludes today with the Guru Tshengye cham (eight manifestations of Guru Rinpoche). 

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JDWNRH to establish forensic lab next year

Forensic: The forensic department of the Jigme Dorji Wangchuck National Referral Hospital in Thimphu will have laboratory facilities for DNA analysis, basic forensic toxicology and basic forensic histo-pathology analysis by June next year.

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Remit-Bhutan launched in NYC


Remittance: The Royal Monetary Authority (RMA) in collaboration with the Ministry of Finance (MoF), the Bank of Bhutan (BoB) and the Bhutan National Bank (BNB) launched the foreign currency account facility for non-resident Bhutanese on October 9 in New York, USA, according to a finance ministry press release.

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My Country, My Town

  • Back-up security: Just the sheer number of locks on this gate, it is hoped, will dissuade any would-be burglar/s Photo by Tshering Doma, ICS, MoAF
  • Ominous sign: If such is the state of the instructions, one shudders to countenance the shape of the equipment Photo by Dawa Yoezer
  • The perils of alcoholism: Wonder how much the sleeper will get charged for parking Photo by Tshewang Chogyel, DBCW, Khasadrapchu, Thimphu
  • Nothing is safe nowadays: Still it’s hard to figure out what exactly is under lock and key here Photo by Tshering Doma, ICS, MoAF
  • Crate expectations: Either a bumper apple crop is expected or the harvest turned out to be below par Photo by Pema Tshering, RBG, Thimphu
  • Plastic in place of plants: The presence of this manmade material is all-pervasive on the planet Photo by Pema Tshering, RBG, Thimphu