Monday , January 23 2017

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Three stabbings in two days

Crime: Police arrested a 25-year-old woman for stabbing her husband on August 27.

The incident occurred after midnight at Dharina, above Dechencholing in Thimphu.

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13 countries meet to strengthen measures against bird flu

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A three-day workshop is being held in Paro

Workshop: The ongoing outbreaks of avian influenza are having an impact on public health, trade and economy of the several Asia-Pacific countries. Representatives from these countries are currently gathered for a workshop in Paro.

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Online street map for Thimphu city being developed

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It is hoped that users will include information about towns and villages across Bhutan as well

Map: Thimphu thromde is currently coordinating several rounds of sensitisation and training on updating the OpenStreetMap (OSM) base map of Thimphu. OSM is a collaborative and participatory project to create freely accessible and editable maps of the world.

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Human-wildlife conflict hinders park management

Implementation of METT+ reveals that protected areas are well managed but effectiveness is limited

Environment: The protected areas in the country are well managed but its effectiveness is limited by low levels of both financial and technical resources, the country’s first system wide assessment of protected areas reveals.

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JDWNRH gets fertility clinic

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Medical: With the inaugural of the first fertility clinic at the national referral hospital in Thimphu yesterday, couples who want to become parents but cannot for medical reasons can now get treatment in the country.

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Realtime road conditions info now online

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The works and human settlement ministry also launched an info system on water and sanitation 

Connectivity: To help travellers avoid getting stranded or caught up in long queues at roadblocks, the Department of Roads (DoR) launched a road conditions information system that is available on both its website and as a mobile application.

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Differences in local leaders’ and MPs’ gratuity provision

Benefits: While local leaders, as per their local government members’ entitlement Act are not entitled to gratuity for retiring before the five-year term, Members of Parliament (MP) are eligible for gratuity even if they vacate the post before completing their term, as per the amended parliamentary entitlements Act 2014.

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My Country, My Town

My Country, My Town