Saturday , July 30 2016
  • Preparing for future disasters

    Construction of National Emergency Operation Centre and 10 helipads on the cards

    Preparedness: Should disasters like the recent flash floods or even bigger ones strike the country in the near future, Bhutan would be better prepared.

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Man cons couple on social media

Promising the couple an employment opportunity in California, USA
Update: Thimphu police detained a 30-year-old man for larceny by deception and forgery after he allegedly promised a married couple an employment opportunity in California, USA.

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Stabilising the Reutala slide

Reutala is plagued by landslides every year (File photo)

Roads: Works to stabilise the Reutala slide, which is infamous for perennial roadblocks began recently. Works and human settlement (MoWHS) minister Dorji Choden visited the area in September last year, following which the Department of Roads (DoR) and Department of Geology and Mines conducted a study following directions from the ministry. The report was submitted recently with recommendations on short-term measures to contain the slides.

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Parliamentarians discuss their role on SDG

Governance: Parliament plays its role in giving impetus towards domestication, implementation and monitoring of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), for which parliamentarians need to be familiar with the Goals.

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AMC to be corporatised from June

The centre will then be known as Farm Machinery Corporation Ltd.
Agriculture: The Agriculture Machinery Centre (AMC) in Paro will function as a state-owned enterprise from June 1 after which it will be known as the Farm Machinery Corporation Ltd.

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Revived domestic demand enhances economy

 Strategies to enhance education and labour skills attuned to economic demand will make growth more inclusive, ADB says
Economy: The country’s economy has grown because the aggregate demand, which faltered under import and credit restrictions imposed in 2012, picked up, according to the Asian Development Bank (ADB).

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JDWNRH to introduce peritoneal dialysis

… the service will be offered in addition to the existing hemodialysis treatment
Health: The Thimphu referral hospital will introduce peritoneal dialysis as part of the nephrology unit expansion plans given the increasing number of renal failure and related cases.

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Rumour culture needs to end says opposition

The Opposition Leader was on a six-day tour of the south
Politics: Bhutanese should stop spreading rumours or ‘ma denpi tam’, the Opposition Leader (Dr) Pema Gyamtsho said to the people of Gelephu and Tsirang during his six-day tour in the south.

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5,166 pension beneficiaries as of March 2016

The trend is such that NPPF caters to more number of death cases than retirees
Benefits: For the past 16 years, the National Pension and Provident Fund (NPPF) recorded a higher number of deaths of members while in service than retirees.

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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