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A seminar to address HIV/AIDS

The level of comprehensive knowledge on HIV/AIDS among the younger population group is only 26.3 percent
Awareness: In an effort to prevent and control transmission of HIV/AIDS in the country, the Department of Public Health organised a partnership seminar on HIV/AIDS on June 2 in Thimphu.

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Amochhu bridge cost escalates by 137M

The bridge is scheduled to be completed by December
Council: While no cost escalation is expected for the Phuentsholing-Samtse highway, construction of the Amochhu bridge has already exceeded its initial cost estimate of Nu 161.607 million (M) by 137.594M as per the works and human settlement minister’s written response to National Council.

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Ratification of EIB deferred

To enable the Govt. and the committee to review the agreement further
Assembly: The joint sitting of Parliament yesterday deferred the deliberations on the framework agreement between the European Investment Bank (EIB) and Bhutan through majority votes as proposed by the joint committee.

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19-year old stabbed

Second stabbing incident in less than a week
Crime: A 19-year-old youth is being treated at the JDWNRH after he was stabbed twice in his back by a gang below Druk school in Thimphu on June 30, two days after a 16-year-old boy was stabbed to death below Changangkha Lhakhang.

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International conference on Vajrayana Buddhism begins

Samdach Preah Maha Ariyavamsa, Sao Chanthol, of Cambodia presents a statue of the Buddha to Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay during the opening of the International Conference on Tradition and Innovation in Vajrayana Buddhism in Thimphu yesterday

The three-day conference is open to the public
Buddhism: More than 300 international participants are expected to participate in a three-day conference on continuity and change within both historical and contemporary expressions of Vajrayāna Buddhism in Thimphu from that ends on July 3.

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One dead, two injured in accident

Accident: Two of three men involved in a tractor accident at Nyimshong village in Shingkhar gewog, Zhemgang on June 28 are recovering at the referral hospital in Thimphu.

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PAC reviews implementation of hydropower recommendations

Audit: Decreasing consumption of electricity among low voltage users and increasing household expenditure on electricity coupled with increase in usage of energy from other sources could be attributed to the raise in power tariff making electricity unaffordable.

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My Country, My Town

  • Stealing the show: Umbrellas block the view of those behind but then it can’t be helped Photo by Karma Dupchu, Kuensel, Thimphu
  • Spice and safe: While garlic keeps vampires away, one wonders what chilis will do Photo by Karma Dupchu, Kuensel, Thimphu
  • Back-up security: Just the sheer number of locks on this gate, it is hoped, will dissuade any would-be burglar/s Photo by Tshering Doma, ICS, MoAF
  • Ominous sign: If such is the state of the instructions, one shudders to countenance the shape of the equipment Photo by Dawa Yoezer
  • The perils of alcoholism: Wonder how much the sleeper will get charged for parking Photo by Tshewang Chogyel, DBCW, Khasadrapchu, Thimphu
  • Nothing is safe nowadays: Still it’s hard to figure out what exactly is under lock and key here Photo by Tshering Doma, ICS, MoAF
  • Crate expectations: Either a bumper apple crop is expected or the harvest turned out to be below par Photo by Pema Tshering, RBG, Thimphu
  • Plastic in place of plants: The presence of this manmade material is all-pervasive on the planet Photo by Pema Tshering, RBG, Thimphu