Thursday , November 26 2015

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    Bhutan – 87th freest economy

    Ranking: Bhutan was declared as the 87th freest economy among 157 countries and territories gauged by Fraser Institute, a Canadian public policy think tank.

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Educating mothers

Health: To ensure that every mother, especially illiterate mothers, have the right information when it comes to taking care of the baby and herself during and after pregnancy, a mothers’ class was conducted at Royal Institute of Health and Sciences (RIHS) in Thimphu, yesterday.

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GoI approves projects worth Nu 2.4 billion


AID: The Government of India yesterday approved a total of 182 projects worth Nu 2.4 billion during the third Bhutan-India Small Development Project Committee meeting in Thimphu, yesterday, according to a press release from the foreign ministry.

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Critical need to upgrade skills for EMTs

Health: The health ministry would yet again explore ways to upgrade skills of emergency medical technicians (EMTs) to enable them in effectively attending emergencies and to regularise their services.

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Bazam washed away in a flashflood

A sudden flash flood washed away the bazam over Marachu that connects Kago and Lopokha villages of Athang gewog with Phobjikha area in Wangdue on August 26 evening.

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Veterinary hospital opens in P/ling

GoI:Phuentsholing now has a new veterinary hospital. Funded by the Government of India (GoI), the four-storied City Veterinary Hospital will provide clinical services with provisions for surgery, consultations, examinations, and dispensing of veterinary medicines.

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Utility vans for central schools

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The Indian ambassador to Bhutan, Gautam Bambawale attended the event to distribute utility vans to representatives of 24 central schools across the country in Phuentsholing yesterday.

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Inspection reveals rampant hiring of bar licences

Business: A recent inspection by the Department of Industry found that only 11 of the total 42 drayangs (entertainment centres) across the country owned bar licenses while 21 others were serving alcohol through ‘hired’ bar licenses.

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My Country, My Town

  • New use for old caps: While the bench may gain a longer innings, the butt may not feel so grateful Photo by Dorji Pelzang
  • Welcome, have a bite of maize while you wait: Be it ever so humble, there’s no place like home Photo by Sonam Jamtsho, Paro
  • Starting young: Pup showing signs of either potential to be, or previous life as, a sheepdog? Photo by Tashi Dawa, Tingtibi
  • Multitasking radish: Though if to be eaten later, one hopes that’s ara and not kerosene in the jerry can. Photo by Bidur Rai