Wednesday , October 26 2016

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Encouraging women to breastfeed

A little over 50 percent of babies in the country are exclusively breastfed   Nutrition: Despite continuous advocacy on exclusively breastfeeding babies for the first six months, stunting is still a health concern in the country, the Department of Public Health director, Dr Pandup Tshering said during an event to observe World Breastfeeding Week yesterday.

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Making better career choices

Counsellors from various central and secondary schools are attending a workshop that will enable them to guide students towards more realistic careers Employment: Mathematically, in any event, one plus one is always two. However, when it comes to skills development, one plus one equals zero.

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23 laid off following withdrawal of subsidised kerosene

Losses for plaster of Paris companies following withdrawal threaten shut downs and more layoffs
Fuel: The Druk Plaster and Chemical Ltd company in Samdrupjongkhar laid off 98 percent of its staff on July 21 and may shut down following heavy losses incurred.

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Local leaders propose upgrading Bajo school to college

The argument is that such a move could save Bajo town once the Punatsangchhu projects are completed Housing: To help Bajo town survive following the completion of the Punatsangchhu hydropower projects, local leaders in Wangdue proposed that Bajo higher secondary school be upgraded to a college.

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My Country, My Town

  • Spice and safe: While garlic keeps vampires away, one wonders what chilis will do Photo by Karma Dupchu, Kuensel, Thimphu
  • 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