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Arrow-hit boy still critical

Archery: Doctors in Kolkata have removed the metal arrow from the head of the 11-year-old boy, who was hit by an arrow on July 11, but he is still in a critical condition.

Kolkata’s liaison officer, Jit Bahadur Darnal, said although the arrow had been removed on the same night, the condition of the patient has still not improved.  The boy was airlifted to Kolkata on the day of the incident, July 11.

Three neurosurgeons [... Read More]

A system to assist auditing

DSC_1081Finance minister and auditor general with ADB official at the launch

ARMS: The Audit Resource Management System (ARMS) launched yesterday is expected to enhance Royal Audit Authority’s (RAA) efficiency and effectiveness in providing audit services.

The system will process planning and programing, risk assessment, besides helping the authority to efficiently plan and schedule audit assignments, monitor the progresses of audits in the field and track disposition of the large numbers of audit observations.

ARMS also has user inter-face feature to extract information from the Public Expenditure [... Read More]

More Australian scholarships

IMG_3972First Secretary Ryan Thew and Dasho Pema Thinley launching the association

Alumni launched association

BAAA: The Australian government has increased its development scholarships from 44 and 46 in the past two years to 51 for the 2015 intake. This excludes the Endeavour scholarships.

This was revealed yesterday at the launch of the Bhutan Australia Alumni Association (BAAA) in Thimphu.

The association, an unregistered non-profit alumni body has over 300 registered alumni as members and are enrolling those who studied in Australia, private or through scholarships.

The association aims [... Read More]

Appeal to permit last rites in Nepal

mjThe Kudung of Shamar Rimpoche in Kalimpong, India (Picture courtesy: Karmapa documentary project, Magda Jungowska)

This is in response to the Nepal govt.’s refusal to allow Shamar’s kudung passage to Kathmandu

Cremation: Devotees and disciples of the late 14th Kunzig Shamar rinpoche, Mepham Chokyi Lodro, in Nepal, has appealed to the government of Nepal to allow the kudung of the rinpoche to be taken to Kathmandu from India to conduct his last rites.

In an appeal letter, written by Newari Amrit Lama, on behalf of Shamarpa’s Nepalese devotees and disciples on [... Read More]


A dangerous game

At an intensive care unit in a hospital in Kolkata, an 11-year-boy is suffering for no fault of his own.

The boy has been unconscious since he was airlifted to the hospital on July 11.  Although the metal arrow that pierced his skull was removed, the boy has not regained consciousness.  Doctors have reduced sedation to assess the condition of the boy to external stimulation.  The boy is in a vegetative state.

On that fateful day, had [... Read More]

Farmers look forward to trade with FCB

IMG_3793Cash crop: Farmers in Nangar, Bumthang are looking forward for FCB to buy their potatoes

If the price is right, that will save them the hassle and cost of reaching the auction yard

Agriculture: Potato-growing communities of Chumey and Tang in Bumthang have begun harvesting their main cash crop, and are waiting for Food corporation of Bhutan (FCB) officials to come and buy their potatoes.

However, farmers have planned that, only if offered rates are reasonable or better than what it fetches at the Phuentsholing auction yard, will they sell [... Read More]

Phishing expedition targets Internet banking users

SCAM: Con artists are currently targeting internet banking users.  An email, requiring customers to validate their accounts by clicking on a link, is sent.  The link takes the customers to a website that almost exactly resembles the sign in page for the bank.

If the user name and password is entered, the information is acquired by the creator of the scam website and used to access the bank account.

One of the banks, Bank of [... Read More]

Picture story

Outgoing Indian Ambassador to Bhutan VP Haran called on the Leader of Opposition (Dr) Pema Gyamtsho yesterday in Thimphu.


Burn victim awaits second corneal transplant

IMG_4926Bed No 7: Ap Rinchen feels at home at the hospital

Ap Rinchen Dorji from Lobesa is back at JDWNRH post his first operation

Time out: The room is quiet.  All the patients at Thimphu hospital’s medical ward are fast asleep after lunch.

At the far end of the ward, a man in sunglasses is seated cross-legged on bed number seven, with a radio held close to his left ear.  He hums along to the song on the radio.  A flask, two mango-juice bottles, one filled, [... Read More]

Kholongchu clears last hurdle

deserted-KHP-tunnelA tunnel in Korlung, dug to carry out Kholongchu DPR (file picture)

The project has received dept. of culture clearance, with conditions, as religious sites are to be affected

Hydropower: The Kholongchu hydroelectric project in Trashiyangtse cleared a major hurdle in completing formalities for work to begin, with the project obtaining a clearance from the department of culture yesterday.

The 600MW hydropower project was likely to impact about half a dozen religious sites along the Kholongchu banks.

National Environment Commission officials said it could issue the final clearance [... Read More]

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