• Mass awareness campaign on dengue fever underway in schools in Sarpang (Photo: Tshering Penjor, CRRH)

    Poor reporting of dengue hampered interventions

    Lack of accountability in reporting notifiable diseases or syndromes and outbreaks to the national early warning alert and response surveillance (NEWARS) system challenged preventing, controlling and containing the recent dengue outbreak.According to the district-wise NEWARS reporting status for 2019, about 10 percent of the cases were not reported to the system by the dzongkhags while 20 percent of the reports were delayed.

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Tashi Air re-appeals for time

The Cabinet will re-examine whether it can allow only one domestic operator 

Aviation: Tashi Air, which is required to resume domestic operations by next month, has reiterated to the government that the domestic market is not large enough for two airlines.

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Women speak on women issues

As they prepare for the International Women’s Day on March 8

Awareness: With the International Women’s Day scheduled on March 8, various agencies have started raising awareness on some of the pressing issues concerning girls and women today.

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Some gov’t agencies slow to adopt Google Apps

Adoption rates are usually determined by the type of management an agency has

ICT: Five months after renewing its subscription to Google Apps, the majority of civil servants using the online office suite are doing so only for email correspondence and not utilizing its various other tools.

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Know Bhutan, its tradition and culture

HC to interview Bhutanese marrying foreigners from March 29 Marriage: The High Court will conduct the first interview to issue marriage certificate (MC) between a Bhutanese and foreigner spouse this month.

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OAG explains JPLP tax liability

Rebuts that JPLP is liable for Nu 184.90M in taxes

LAW: In its rebuttal to claims made by Jatan Prasad Lalchand Prasad (JPLP), the Office of the Attorney General (OAG) yesterday presented to the Phuentsholing dungkhag court that JPLP is liable to a tax amount of Nu 184.90M.

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Harvesting love in Bhutan

Children surrounded with green slopes and mist live in various villages in Bhutan. In the southeastern slopes of the Himalayas, the country paints a picture of inherent love for nature.

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