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Preparing for pandemics

Training: To test and validate the updated National Influenza Pandemic Preparedness Plan (NIPPP), a four-day simulation exercise is being conducted at the Technical Training Institute in Khuruthang, Punakha. It began yesterday.

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Measures in place to address increasing regional visitors: PM

The govt.’s priority is to conduct tourism activities without undermining the high impact, low value policy
Toursism: Although the unprecedented growth of regional tourists is a concern, the government is prepared and measures are in place to address the increasing number of visitors without undermining the high impact, low value tourism policy.

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Helicopter service profitable so far: Govt.

However, the opposition disagreed on grounds of maintenance costs and depreciation
NC: Of 143 flights flown by the Royal Bhutan Helicopter Service (RBHS) in the last six months, 38 flights were used for medical services.

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Deliberation on Customs bill begins

The bill was introduced in Parliament in November last year
NA: The economic affairs committee of the National Assembly yesterday presented the Customs bill to the house. The bill aims to modernise the country’s customs administration system.

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Second calf rally in Trashigang

The best of the exhibited calves were awarded cash prizes

An artificial insemination programme is proving successful 
Livestock: To further encourage dairy farmers to adopt artificial insemination (AI) for improving cattle breeds, the Department of Livestock (DoL) organised a calf rally at Pam in Trashigang on June 1.

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Keeping a tab on students’ mental wellbeing

Police recorded 361 suicide deaths between 2009 and 2013

Counselling: “Teachers must be able to identify students who suffer depression as they deal with different children every day,” said Bumthang’s dzongkhag health officer (DHO) Kinga Gyeltshen while presenting the national suicide prevention action plan, (July 2015-July 2018) to the Ura Central School staff on June 1 in Ura.

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SDF and SCCI to collaborate

SAARC: SAARC Development Fund (SDF) and SAARC Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI), have jointly announced to work together for regional integration and economic cooperation through collaboration and co-financing of the projects under the three windows of SDF.

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Growing Panbang needs a fuel station

All roads lead to Panbang

Development: Numerous highways connect Panbang, making it a centre of sorts. The number of vehicles passing through the town has increased over the years, and now a fuel station is required.

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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