Thursday , February 11 2016

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Stakeholders discuss need for robust policy

Workshop: The importance for Hydro-Met policy was evident when more than half of the stakeholders failed to turn up at a day-long stakeholder consultation workshop on National Hydro-Meteorological Services Policy for Bhutan in Thimphu yesterday.

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Kidu relief begins for hailstorm victims

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The hailstorm of October affected about 4,000 people across the country

Council: His Majesty’s office has started providing relief kidu to the victims of last month’s hailstorm and windstorm in the affected dzongkhags, the agriculture minister Yeshey Dorji said yesterday at the National Council’s question hour.

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LDC graduation, a milestone of 11th Plan

All implications of graduation would be incorporated in the 12th Plan, according to the GNHC

Workshop: Irrespective of the LDC graduation criteria, achieving the sustainable development goals (SDG) or the millennium development goals, for Bhutan, all targets are encompassed in the GNH framework.

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NA negates motions from opposition

The house did not deliberate both the issues of Paro Thromde and up-gradation of Gyalpoizhing HSS

Assembly: The National Assembly (NA) will not re-deliberate the Paro thromde issue again, deputy speaker Chimi Dorji informed the House yesterday.

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Bhutan-Sri Lanka strengthens relations

Diplomacy: The first annual bilateral consultation between Bhutan and Sri Lanka on November 16 in Colombo discussed several issues from political relations, trade, investment, tourism, human resource development, to cultural exchanges, and cooperation in regional and multilateral forums.

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Premature births on the rise

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Preterm birth is the leading cause of neonate and infant mortality in the country

Health: One in every 10 children born in Bhutan is premature and the number of premature births across the country is growing, according to paediatricians.

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Council moots for law against fronting

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A new section against fronting was recommended for inclusion in the Companies’ bill

Council: The National Council yesterday directed its economic affairs committee to consider its recommendation of adding a new section in the Companies bill against fronting.

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My Country, My Town

  • From work to play: If it’s got wheels, so goes kid’s logic, it’s got to be a ride! Photo by Karma Tenzin
  • Role change: This defunct outdoor tap now serves as the next best thing: a soap-dish hanger. Photo by Tulsi Subba, Dagana
  • Toilet humour: A left-handed compliment is a welcome change from the usual gender discrimination. Photo by Sonam Tobgay
  • Role change: This defunct outdoor tap now serves as the next best thing: a soap-dish hanger. Photo by Tulsi Subba, Dagana