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Thai PM arrives tomorrow 

Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha of Thailand will discuss trade, investment, public health, agriculture and the sufficiency economy philosophy during his two-day visit to Bhutan from July 19, according to a daily in Thailand, The Nation. According to a joint press statement draft that the Nation received from the Cabinet …

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Gyalyum Sangay Choden Wangchuck gifts high-end beds to MoH

The health ministry will distribute the beds to health centres across the country

Her Majesty the Gyalyum Sangay Choden Wangchuck donated 25 high-end hospital beds to the health ministry yesterday. During the handing-taking ceremony at the Jigme Dorji Wangchuck National Referral Hospital in Thimphu, health secretary Dr Ugen Dophu said Her Majesty has always been the guiding light of the health ministry and …

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Waste management signboards to be put up along the highways

To manage waste in public areas especially along the highways, all dzongkhags across the country would soon have signboards requesting commuters to not litter the places. Areas where people gather along the highway such as picnic spots, resting places, viewpoints and where incidences of waste dumping occur are chosen as …

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Labour ministry alerts jobseekers about fake agents

The labour ministry has been issuing public notifications regarding fake operators advertising overseas employment to ensure that jobseekers are not victimised. The ministry officials said that the notification is a regular awareness programme that the Department of Employment and Human Resources (DoEHR) conducts for youth and others looking for jobs …

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Stakeholders discuss issues on trade, transportation, and transit

Clarity of information on trade and transit agreements between countries and implementation of policies in the field were two important recommendations, highlighted at a stakeholders’ meeting on “trade, transport, and transit facilitation in the sub-region” yesterday in Phuentsholing. Representatives from various stakeholders’ agencies attended the meeting to discuss issues on …

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Power fluctuation damages X-ray machine in Dagapela hospital

For more than a month now, the X-ray machine in Dagapela hospital in Dagana has been defunct. Patients are travelling to Tsirang to avail the service. The machine broke down on June 7 after the hospital experienced power fluctuation. The new machine was installed in the hospital on March 8. …

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More than 80 students from schools in Trashiyangtse, Trashigang, Trongsa, Phuentsholing, Samtse, Paro, Haa, Chukkha and Bajo attended a summer youth engagement programme from July 3-14 in Thimphu at the Changjiji youth center. Sixteen youth volunteers from Changjiji youth center organised the programme that sessions on Dzongkha and English tutorial, …

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Workers install posters and flags along the expressway to welcome the Prime Minister of Thailand, Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha, who will be visiting the country from July 19-20.

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Nganglam Central School’s admission committee under ACC radar

After they did not receive any information on the action taken by the authorities against Nganglam Central School’s admission committee, the aggrieved parties earlier this month lodged a complaint with the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) to look into corrupt practice in the school. Kuensel learnt that the complaint alleged that the …

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“We have reached a stage where we can’t afford to ignore mental health at all”

The health ministry has proposed Nu 60 million in capital outlay to strengthen mental health-related interventions in the country for the 12th Plan. The intervention includes alcohol, treatment and management of mental illness, surveillance, survey, capacity development, and suicide prevention, among others. During the ninth session of Bhutan dialogues at the UN …

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Udzorong to get its first ECCD center

The village ORC is identified as the first ECCD centre

During a recent visit education minister, Norbu Wangchuk, promised the people of Gangkhar village in Udzorong gewog to open its first early childcare and development (ECCD) centre in the village. An outreach clinic in the village has been identified as the ECCD center. It was learnt that the inauguration of …

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Cottage and small industry sees a 20 percent growth

The cottage and small industry (CSI) has grown by about 20 percent between June last year and June this year. According to the CSI annual report published by Department of Cottage and Small Industry (DCSI), there are 20,195 licensed and operational CSIs in the country as of June 15, this …

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