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WHO South-East Asia countries commit to end TB by 2030

Member countries of WHO South-East Asia Region (SEAR), on March 14 in New Delhi, committed to further intensify efforts to ensure rapid and concrete progress to end tuberculosis (TB) by 2030. In a statement adopted at the Delhi End TB Summit 2018, member countries agreed to actualising and intensifying essential …

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98 nabbed in drug case in two months

Thimphu police arrested a 26-year-old taxi driver from Norzin Lam, Thimphu for alleged involvement in trafficking of narcotic drugs on March 13. Police officials said they have recovered 160 Spasmoproxyvon Plus (SPP) capsules from the boot of the taxi. Additional of 2,069 SPP capsules were recovered from his house. While …

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HM the Gyalyum Tshering Pem Wangchuck donates Nu 6M for Paediatric ICU

To purchase two sets of Intensive Care Unit equipment, Her Majesty Gyalyum Tshering Pem Wangchuck donated Nu 6 million to the Jigme Dorji Wangchuck National Referral Hospital in Thimphu yesterday

Her Majesty the Gyalyum Tshering Pem Wangchuck donated Nu 6 million to Jigme Dorji Wangchuck National Referral Hospital in Thimphu yesterday. The money will be used to purchase two sets of Intensive Care Unit (ICU) equipment, which include ICU bed, ICU CP monitor, ventilator, syringe pump, infusion pump, suction pump, …

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Trongsa nominates three candidates for NC

The end of Dhamngoi Zomdu in Trongsa saw three candidates get through the nominations process for the National Council elections. In the last zomdu that took place in Nubi gewog yesterday, Tashi Samdrup secured a total of 384 ‘yes’ votes against 11 ‘no’. A total of 395 voters turned up …

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Mongar has 13 candidates vying for NC seat

Of the 17 National Council (NC) aspirants from Mongar, 13 including a woman will now vie for the NC seat from the dzongkhag. The dzongkhag’s dhamngoi zomdu, which began on March 1 concluded on March 14 with the zomdus in in Kengkhar and Saling gewogs. From Khengkhar gewog, Yeshi Lhendup, …

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Bhutan National Startup weekend begins

The 157 participants will pitch their ideas today

The first Bhutan National Startup weekend, technology edition began yesterday in Thimphu with a boot camp for the 157 participants selected from seven colleges and aspiring entrepreneurs. The initial round of selection for the participants and their ideas was conducted in seven colleges and in Bhutan Innovation and Technology Centre …

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Media arbitrator can’t take action: ECB spokesperson

The Election Commission of Bhutan’s (ECB) media spokesperson, Phub Dorji, who is also the head of civic and electoral training department, in a live interview with the Bhutan Broadcasting Service (BBS) yesterday, said the media arbitrators did not exert any pressure on the private newspaper, The Journalist, to take action …

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Five candidates to compete for Wangdue NC seat

A voter from Tagsha-Silli in Dakar gewog, Wangdue sign the statement declaring no nominee from his gewog

The dhamngoi zomdu (gewog nomination meeting) for National Council (NC) elections in Wangdue dzongkhag wrapped up with the completion of its 16th zomdu in Kazhi gewog on March 13. The dzongkhag conducted its zomdu back to back to cover more places and to reach more people. The dzongkhag began its …

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H5N1 outbreak controlled in S/jongkhar

Officals examine the carcass of a infected poultry

The outbreak of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza H5N1 (bird flu) has been controlled in Samdrupjongkhar according to the National Centre for Animal Health (NCAH). The outbreak that occurred inside the Zangtopelri Lhakhang was confirmed on March 11. NCAH programme director, Dr Kinzang Dukpa, said the disease was confirmed using real …

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RTC to start B.Sc Nursing programme

The college will also offer two more courses – BA in Anthropology and BA in Mass Communications Royal Thimphu College (RTC) will introduce a four-year Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Nursing in affiliation with the Khesar Gyalpo University of Medical Sciences of Bhutan (KGUMSB) from July this year. President of …

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DAHE halts seventh international education fair

Says, guidelines mandate the fair to be held once a year The Seventh Bhutan International Education Fair has been deferred indefinitely after the Department of Adult and Higher Education’s (DAHE) did not approve the fair, states a notification from the Bhutan Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI) on March 12. …

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BoB lends first PSL loan for poultry and mushroom business

BoB’s corporate services director with Ambika Devi Lamichhaney (Photo: BoB)

Bank of Bhutan (BoB) disbursed its first loan under the Priority Sector Lending (PSL) yesterday in Thimphu. The bank’s first client under the PSL scheme was 34-year old Ambika Devi Lamichhaney from Begana in Thimphu. She plans to start a poultry farm and harvest shitake mushrooms and availed a loan …

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