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Suicide prevention action plan a success in Tsirang: Health officials

Almost two years after Tsirang dzongkhag administration began implementing the national suicide prevention action plan, the rigorous awareness programme helped bring down the number of suicide cases in Tsirang, according to dzongkhag health officials.  Record maintained with the dzongkhag administration stated that between 2011 and 2015, 25 people committed suicide …

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Teaching World History without textbook yet to pick up

Although World History for Class XI went textbook-less last year, most teachers and students are yet to adapt to the new system owing to poor access to Internet and reference books. However, most History teachers Kuensel spoke to said students were getting used to studying the subject without a textbook, …

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South Asia promises safe sanitation and hygiene to its people

The 7th South Asian Conference on Sanitation (SACOSAN-7) held in Islamabad, Pakistan from April 10 to 13, highlighted the moral duty of all South Asian governments to sustain the momentum of sanitation revolution. While some countries have come closer to achieving 100 percent access to basic sanitation, others have been …

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DTC terminates contractors for failing to complete work

The new BHU in Merak was supposed to be completed by June last year

Trashigang’s dzongkhag tender committee (DTC) terminated project of two contractors for failing to complete the construction works at three different locations on April 11.  Besides failing to meet the deadlines, the two companies repeatedly failed to attend the meeting called by the DTC.  The two companies are sister companies.  Construction …

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BNCA challenged with non-compliant clients

About half of those referred for treatment do not comply Of the more than 500 people the Royal Bhutan Police referred for compulsory treatment, the Bhutan Narcotics Control Authority (BNCA)  has put about 12 individuals, all male on residential treatment at Serbithang. The rest are provided treatment as outpatients. BNCA …

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HC dismisses NC injunction request

The High Court (HC) on April 12 dismissed the injunction request an aspirant had made to keep the National Council election for Thimphu dzongkhag in abeyance. Thimphu Thromde’s National Council aspirant Sonam Penjor had submitted a petition to Court against the Election Commission of Bhutan’s (ECB) decision concerning document attestation. …

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The Bangladesh embassy in Thimphu organised Pitha Utsov, a home - made cake festival to celebrate Bangla New year 1425 on April 14.

The Bangladesh embassy in Thimphu organised Pitha Utsov, a home – made cake festival to celebrate Bangla New year 1425 on April 14.

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34 arrested for abuse and illicit trafficking of drugs

Thimphu Police arrested 28 people for abusing controlled substances and six people for illicit trafficking and possession of controlled substances between March 1 and April 13. The 28 people arrested for abuse of controlled substances are aged between 17 and 29. Police sources say two are female.  Of the six …

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MoE to prioritise housing for teachers in 12th Plan

To address the housing shortage faced by the teachers, especially in remote dzongkhags, the education ministry plans to provide housing to about 80 percent of the teachers within the school premises in the 12th Plan. The ministry has already instructed dzongkhag administrations to assess the requirement for the staff quarters …

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Three men charged for alleged smuggling of SP+

The Office of the Attorney General (OAG) charged three men to the Thimphu dzongkhag court for smuggling controlled substances. A 27-year-old tailor from Kazhi in Wangduephodrang was charged for smuggling 1,776 capsules of Spasmoproxyvon Plus (SP+). Thimphu city police arrested him after they found 96 capsules in a cupboard of …

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Telephonic common forum held for Lunana gewog

After hostile weather restricted a flight to Lunana for the National council Candidates, election officials facilitated a telephonic common forum for the people of Lunana, Gasa on April 10 and 11. (Photo: Gasa election officials)

After the weather restricted a flight that was reserved to drop the National Council candidates for a common forum at Lunana in Gasa, election officials facilitated a telephonic common forum for the gewog.  The common forum was conducted over the telephone using a karaoke microphone with the candidates and voters …

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