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Study recommends addressing barriers to insulin therapy 

Barriers to self-injecting are common among diabetes patients who are on insulin and coordinated efforts are needed to overcome them. This was according to a cross-sectional study carried out to study the possible factors that may act as barriers to effective self-injection of insulin among diabetic patients at the three …

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Two drivers arrested for possessing controlled substances

The Office of the Attorney General (OAG) is reviewing a case involving two drivers who were arrested by Thimphu police for possessing controlled substances. Thimphu police arrested a 32-year-old driver on November 22 for possessing eight capsules of Spasmoproxyvon Plus (SP+) and 2.6gms of dried marijuana. The driver from Umling …

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Japan stands ready to support Bhutan: Ambassador Kenji Hiramatsu

Ambassador Kenji Hiramatsu

Japan’s Ambassador to Bhutan, Kenji Hiramatsu who is in the country spoke to Kuensel’s chief reporter Tshering Palden on his visit. Excerpts  What is the purpose of your visit this time?  This is my 14th visit to the country and we have observed positive development in the relationship between the …

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Japan weeks to promote people to people relation 

The Japan weeks began yesterday in Thimphu

To commemorate the 30th anniversary of Japan Overseas Cooperation Volunteers (JOCV) in Bhutan, Japan weeks in Bhutan began yesterday with a grant contract signing for the project to construct Judojo, a Judo training hall. The government of Japan will grant fund to the Bhutan Judo Association (BJA) for the construction …

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BES symposium begins in Thimphu 

More than 22 research papers will be presented at Bhutan Ecological Society’s two-day symposium, which began yesterday at the Department of Youth and Sports hall in Thimphu.

To encourage and provide a platform for researchers in their effort to save the earth, Bhutan Ecological Society’s (BES) fifth edition of the symposium began in Thimphu yesterday. Besides an opportunity to share researches, participants will also have opportunities to network with experts at the event. BES patron, Her Royal …

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Primary teachers and ECCD facilitators learn to write Children’s book

Participants prepare their presentations on the final day of the workshop

About 46 primary school teachers and Early Child Care and Development (ECCD) facilitators of Zhemgang attended a workshop in Gelephu to write children’s book. The participants drafted 23 children books in local context. Most participants of the weeklong workshop on ‘children’s book development’ said they are writing for the first time. A participant, …

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Horticulture projects popular in the country

Fruit processing is one of the initiatives taken in ARDC Mongar

Over 12 commercial farming projects have begun in the eastern region of the country today with technical support from the Agriculture Research and Development Centre (ARDC), Wengkhar in Mongar. The centre that began as a five-year Horticulture Research and Development Project (HRDP)- Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) Bhutan has proven beneficial for …

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Aku Tongmi: A song for Bhutan released

Aku Tongmi’s wife, Phub Lham,97 attends the book release

The influx of western music and rapid development, which has led to the decline and disregard of traditional music especially among the younger generation, is a concern for Music of Bhutan Research Centre (MBRC). To preserve and promote traditional songs in Dzongkha among children, the centre launched a children’s music …

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Number of White Bellied Herons decline

Conservationists and bird watchers are worried by the increasing disturbance of prime White Bellied Heron’s (WBH) habitat and feeding site at Phochhu in Punakha. The site was declared as an Important Bird Area in 2014. WBH is a critically endangered bird species. Bhutan is home to about half the world’s …

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Health ministry to roll out PCV from January 2019

Health ministry will administer pneumococcal conjugate vaccines (PCV) through the routine immunization service by January next year. PCV is one of the three new vaccines that were launched in June this year. Senior programme officer with the vaccine preventable disease programme, Tshewang Dorji Tamang, said the preparation was underway. He said the training …

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Gedu police detain two for rape of a minor

Gedu police have sent the blood samples of a 19-year-old student and a 25-year-old farmer to Thimphu for a paternity test of a month-old child. A 16-year-old student is the mother of the child. Gedu police stated that the blood samples were sent on November 20 for DNA analysis and …

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