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Gynaecology camp benefits women in Tsirang

At least 30 women availed of the service during the four-day camp

When Prem Kumari Giri, 27, did her first pap smear test in Tsirang Hospital in 2015, the report wasn’t good. As advised by the health officials, she took medicine and retested after three years. The report came normal. However, in the third pap smear conducted last month she was diagnosed …

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No after-care for rescued animals

Tshethar pigs in Dekiling, Radhi

Unlike a normal adult pig, the pigs in a sty in Dekiling village of Radi gewog in Trashigang are feeble. With shrunken bellies and wobbly steps, it walks to the water trough that is dry. Swarms of flies hover around the sty. The 19 pigs, rescued by a tshethar tshogpa group …

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Laya CS faces infrastructure constraints

Laya Central School will take in the first batch of class nine students in the academic year 2019. The school does not have proper infrastructure and facilities. Laya lower secondary school was upgraded to central school in April last year with an objective to encourage and enable students from Laya …

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Students perform mask dances at Phuentsholing tshechu

At Pelden Tashichholing Tsuglakhang: Phuentsholing Tsechu spectators watch a masked dance performed by the students

Unlike the past years, where Phuentsholing thromde hired the masked dancers from Chukha dzongkhag, it was the students of the six schools of the thromde and monks of the Pelden Tashichholing Tsuglakhang, who performed the mask dances during the Phuentsholing tsechu this year. The one-day festival was held on October …

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 Ten students, led by three teachers from Geumo Girl’s High School from Korea, visited Zilukha Middle Secondary School in Thimphu as part of a cultural exchange programme. The students and teachers had exhibitions on language, food, and on the national dresses of the countries. The exchange teachers hope that Bhutan …

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High Court acquits six in DeSuung embezzlement case

High Court’s bench III acquitted four RBA officers and two non-commissioned officers in the DeSuung training fund embezzlement case on October 24. Overturning the judgment of the RBA trial court, the High Court cleared Lt Colonel Karma Tharchin, Lt Colonel Rinzin Yeshey, Lt Colonel Ugyen Norbu, Major Lingi Jamtsho, and …

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Police arrest a man for burglary

Thimphu police arrested a 28-year-old man from Wangdue in burglary cases that occurred on October 18. A man filed a compliant with Thimphu police on October 18, saying that two men robbed him at a corridor in one of the buildings in the town. According to the police, the man …

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Driver sentenced for blowing firecrackers

Tsirang district court yesterday sentenced a 31-year-old driver to two months in prison for creating false alarm during the prime election time. The offence of false alarm is a petty misdemeanour. The driver, Sangay Tenzin from Choekhor in Bumthang, can pay thrimthue of Nu 7,125 in lieu of prison term within 10 …

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Druk Tshongrig Gatoen begins in Thimphu

Entrepreneurship awards will be declared on October 27

The first Druk Tshongrig Gatoen began in Thimphu yesterday to provide young and interested people with the platform to connect and discuss issues that impede businesses. Loden Foundation’s president, Karma Phuntsho (PhD), said that the global entrepreneurship week, which was usually organised in November, was not effective in the country. …

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Austrian society donates medical equipment worth Nu 30M to JDWNRH

Dr Stefan Wolfsberger demonstrates how the neuro-navigation equipment works

Friends of JDWNRH-Vienna, a society in Austria has donated a high-end neuronavigation equipment worth Nu 30 million to Jigme Dorji Wangchuck National Referral Hospital in Thimphu.    The handing-taking of the equipment was done yesterday. A neurosurgeon with JDWNRH, Dr Tashi Tenzin, said that the machine is used to help …

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At the grand Kuenray at Tashichhodzong yesterday, a thousand butter lamp was lighted to celebrate the United Nations Day

At the grand Kuenray at Tashichhodzong yesterday, a thousand butter lamp was lighted to celebrate the United Nations Day

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