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No resources allocated for people living with disabilities, finds study

About 54 percent of PWDs said health facilities don’t provide necessary services There are about 22,000 Bhutanese living with disabilities, according to a recent study by the Gross National Happiness Commission. However, the figure on the needs assessment of people with disabilities (PWD) is based on PHCB 2005. Bhutan lacks ...

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(From Left) The Ambassador of the Republic of Indonesia, Sidharto Reza Suryodipuro, Ambassador of the Republic of Austria, Brigitte Öppinger-Walchshofer and the Ambassador of the Kingdom of Morocco, Mohamed Maliki presented their credentials to His Majesty The King yesterday in Thimphu

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BKP declares six candidates

From left: Pushpalal Chhetri, Karma Jimba, Tshering Nidup, Sonam Tobgay (VP), Pirthiman Pradhan, Karma Loday and Rinchen Chogyal

Introducing six new candidates in Thimphu yesterday, the vice president of Bhutan Kuen-Nyam Party (BKP), Sonam Tobgay, said he was hopeful that voters would go for a change of government in 2018. “People want change. They say that no party should govern twice,” he said. The vice president is confident ...

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Residents file battery case against Nganglam OC

Two Nganglam residents have filed a case in the drungkhag court against the police’s officer in command (OC) of Nganglam, accusing him of misusing his power and battering them. One of the complainants, Jampel Dorji, claimed that the alleged incident occurred at 1am on November 13 when he and two ...

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Micro financing witness gradual rise

With the implementation of regulation for micro financing institution and financial institutions made to report on loans disbursed to micro, cottage, small, and medium enterprises, loans towards these sector is seen increasing. The Royal Monetary Authority (RMA) has issued registration certificate to Respect, Educate, Nurture and Empower women (RENEW), Rural ...

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Monastic institutions sensitised on disaster preparedness and response

With dzongs vulnerable to disasters especially fire hazards, the Department of Disaster Management (DDM) has begun sensitising monastic institutions on risk reduction, mitigation and to make them aware of the risk to disasters. At a sensitising programme on November 14 in Thimphu, senior programme officer with DDM, Sangay Dawa said ...

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To commemorate the 62nd birth anniversary of His Majesty The Fourth Druk Gyalpo, Tshodrakchen riders, a motorcycle club based in Thimphu donated blankets, mattresses and other essential items worth Nu 300,000 to Bardo Primary School in Zhemgang. The club was formed in February last year, to sustain the passion to ...

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Poor mobile network irks local leaders in Sarpang

More than three months after the gewog leaders raised the issue of cellular connectivity in the Dzongkhag Tshogdu in Sarpang, mobile network has improved a bit in Chuzargang and Umling gewogs. Umling gup Ugyen Norbu said three of its five chiwogs have severe network problems. Cellular signals are so weak ...

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Climate-smart agriculture is Bhutan’s future

Agriculture minister Yeshey Dorji launches the report

Bhutan’s agriculture sector could suffer severely from climate change if adaptation practices are not taken up urgently, according to a World Bank report released on November 14. According to the report, Bhutan Climate-Smart Agriculture (BCSA) Profile, there is evidence of the country experiencing global warming. “There has been a shift ...

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RAA audits five on-going activities

The Royal Audit Authority (RAA) is auditing five on-going activities for the first time. Calling it a concurrent audit, RAA officials say that it is a new auditing approach adopted to study the progress and benefits of the activities. RAA usually audits activities that are completed, which is called post ...

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29 arrested for abusing and possessing controlled substances

Thimphu police on November 9 arrested two men for possessing 109 sticks of marijuana hashish weighing 470 grams. According to police, the 34- and 29-year-old men from Sakteng in Trashigang were arrested from Lungtenzampa in Thimphu around 7:50pm. Thimphu police have arrested a total of 27 people, including a woman ...

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Making counselling programmes approachable

Guidance and counselling programmes in schools are becoming more approachable for students, parents and teachers, according to officials from career education and counselling division (CECD) of the education ministry. Since the deployment of full-time counsellors in schools in 2011, teachers and parents today have started to refer their children to ...

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