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Critical need to upgrade skills for EMTs

Health: The health ministry would yet again explore ways to upgrade skills of emergency medical technicians (EMTs) to enable them in effectively attending emergencies and to regularise their services.

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Bazam washed away in a flashflood

A sudden flash flood washed away the bazam over Marachu that connects Kago and Lopokha villages of Athang gewog with Phobjikha area in Wangdue on August 26 evening.

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Veterinary hospital opens in P/ling

GoI:Phuentsholing now has a new veterinary hospital. Funded by the Government of India (GoI), the four-storied City Veterinary Hospital will provide clinical services with provisions for surgery, consultations, examinations, and dispensing of veterinary medicines.

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Utility vans for central schools

The Indian ambassador to Bhutan, Gautam Bambawale attended the event to distribute utility vans to representatives of 24 central schools across the country in Phuentsholing yesterday.

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Inspection reveals rampant hiring of bar licences

Business: A recent inspection by the Department of Industry found that only 11 of the total 42 drayangs (entertainment centres) across the country owned bar licenses while 21 others were serving alcohol through ‘hired’ bar licenses.

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Lotedh- a welfare scheme for retirees

NPPF: To ensure social security at old age, especially for retirees who have long served the country, the National Pension and Provident Fund (NPPF) has initiated a Lotedh (trust) scheme to benefit pensioners and their family members in deaths.

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Man dies of snakebite

A 61-year-old man from Hiley in Sarpang died from snakebite in Guwahati hospital, where he was referred to since August 23.

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Two arrested in craft bazar burglary

Crime: Thimphu police last month arrested two suspects involved in the burglary of a textile shop at the craft bazaar in Chubachu, two years after the case was first reported.

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