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More than 200 subsidised LPG cylinders returned in four months

The three distributers have together sold about 538 non-subsidised LPG

More than 200 subsidised Liquid Petroleum Gas (LPG) cylinders, which were returned so far by the consumers in Thimphu, were recently distributed in two gewogs of Haa. The LPG cylinders were distributed to Sombaykha and Gakiling gewogs in Haa on May 26. These cylinders were returned at the fuel depots …

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Skin infection outbreak reported in Chungkha PS

It takes about a week to 10 days for the skin infection to heal

Chungkha Primary School in Chukha has reported 45 cases of skin infection outbreak with cases of scabies on June 6 among its students. The school is about 23kms away from Gedu highway. The school health in-charge, Lhamo, said initially 10 students came to her with insect bites on their legs …

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Empowering women to recycle waste

21 women are attending the training

Twenty-one housewives of Royal Bhutan Police (RBP) personnel are undergoing a skill development-training programme on plastic waste to use as secondary resources since yesterday. The 10-day training aims to develop products from plastic waste to generate additional income by the women’s self help groups. The training is part of the …

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Mountain echoes festival will come home on August 22

The ninth edition of mountain echoes literary festival will be held from August 22 to 25 in Thimphu. The festival will bring speakers, actors and writers, among others, to share ideas and discuss art, music, literature, and exchange cultures. As 2018 marks the 50th anniversary of the establishment of formal …

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Breastfeeding techniques need correction, finds study

A study conducted at Jigme Dorji Wangchuck National Referral Hospital (JDWNRH) has found that nipple sore is one of the most common problems lactating mothers face. The study was conducted to understand the problems faced by lactating mothers, which ultimately leads to non-exclusive breastfeeding or early termination of breastfeeding. Officials …

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Work begins to launch bridge over Sukreti river in Samtse

A team of about 100 men assembles parts to launch a 160-feet span double-double reinforced Bailey bridge over the Sukreti river in Samtse

A team of about 100 men assembles parts to launch a bridge over Sukreti River in Samtse. The men comprise of engineers from the Department of Roads (DoR), Samtse dzongkhag officials, Dessups, and armed forces personnel. After the parts are fixed, they push the roller. The process is repeated. This …

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ACC closes Loden Foundation’s case with a warning

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has concluded investigating the allegation of procedure lapses that occurred in Loden Foundation  while employing a communication/development officer. After reviewing the action taken report (ATR) submitted by the management, ACC on May 31 wrote to the foundation’s officiating executive director that the commission will not pursue …

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DCCL meets cement supply to Mangdechhu project

After facing cement shortages for a few months, the Mangdechhu Hydroelectric Project has been receiving enough supply from the Dungsam Cement Corporation limited (DCCL) this month. The two companies working for the Trongsa-based project – Jaiprakash Associates and Gammon – said they have been receiving excess supply of cement. On …

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Dzongkhag kidu officer detained for sexual harassment

Trongsa police detained a 41-year-old man for sexually harassing a 17-year-old girl who works in a drayang in Trongsa. The incident happened on the night of June 3 at the girl’s house. The drayang owner filed a complaint against the dzongkhag kidu officer for alleged rape of the girl. According …

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Samdrupjongkhar achieves 46 of its 56 targets in 11th Plan

Lyonchhen chaired the terminal meeting on June 9

With only a month to complete the 11th Plan, Samdrupjongkhar has achieved 46 of the 56 targets it set in the current plan. Samdrupjongkhar dzongdag, Tharchen Lhundup, said five targets are on track and bear no risk during the terminal meeting on June 9. “The other five are at risk, …

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Encouraging youth entrepreneurship

Governor and CEO of the bank launch the programme

About 67 youth are attending a four-day training aimed at empowering young entrepreneurs, which began in Thimphu yesterday. This is Bank of Bhutan (BoB)’s one of the golden jubilee celebration activities under the theme ‘youth and amp; entrepreneurship.’ Through the training, the bank will identify three viable business proposals from …

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