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Waste recovery center opens in Ngabiphu

Coinciding with the environment day, Her Majesty The Gyaltsuen inaugurated the waste recovery centre (transfer station) at Ngabiphu, Thimphu yesterday. Her Majesty also launched the behaviour change strategy and Thimphu thromde signage guideline 2017 during the inauguration. The recovery centre will be used to sort dry waste and recover recyclables …

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Picture story

People from Laya comb the Shinche la pass between Laya and Lingzhi for the medicinal caterpillar-fungus (Photo: Kesang Tshering, Bhutan Wilderness Travel)

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World Bank supports DGM to reform the mining sector 

The grant will assist DGM to implement the new mineral development policy 2017

The government yesterday received USD 300,000 in grant from the Work Bank-led Extractives Global Programmatic Support (EGPS) multi-donor trust fund to support reforms in the mining sector. The grant will also assist the Department of Geology and Mines (DGM) in implementing the Mineral Development Policy 2017. The Supporting Minerals Management …

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OAG charges eight in Goshing gup’s corruption issue

The Office of the Attorney General (OAG) charged Zhemgang’s Goshing gup Sangay Lethro to Panbang drungkhag court on June 4 for alleged embezzlement of more than Nu 10.5M from public fund between 2011 and 2015. The gup, who is also the Zhemgang dzongkhag tshogdu chairperson, was charged with embezzlement, solicitation …

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Man gets five years for trafficking 241 SP+ capsules

Thimphu dzongkhag court’s criminal bench I on June 4 sentenced a 27-year-old man to five years in prison for drug trafficking. Dilip Kumar Gurung from Norbuzingkha village, Dagana was arrested at the Lungtenzampa bus terminal in Thimphu with 241 capsules of Spasmo Proxyvon plus (SP+) on December 8, 2017. He …

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JDWNRH rules out negligence in patient death 

More than a month after a patient attendant filed a complaint against the Jigme Dorji Wangchuck National Referral Hospital (JDWNRH) staff on duty for negligence, the hospital’s investigation stated that pulmonary embolus or cardiac arrest might have caused the death of the patient. Findings of the investigation were shared with …

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DPT declares two candidates, appoints new secretary general

Druk Phuensum Tshogpa (DPT) on June 2 nominated its former general secretary, Ugyen Dorji, as its candidate from Dewathang Gomdar constituency of Samdrupjongkhar. Ugyen Dorji, 43, from Yarphu village in Wangphu gewog resigned recently reasoning that it would be difficult for one person to carry out the dual responsibility of …

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Changzamtog MSS and BNCA notify 400 shops on controlled substances

Students carry banners and posters against illegal sale of controlled substances

To create awareness on substance abuse and alcohol, Changzamtog Middle Secondary School (MSS) and Bhutan Narcotics Control Authority (BNCA) officials notified about 400 shops in Changzamtog on the illegal sale of alcohol and controlled substances in Thimphu, yesterday. School principal Sonam Phuntsho said that about 40 percent of students abuse …

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Tsirang to plant 40,000 trees in two years

To begin with, 3,200 saplings were planted in Semjong’s Dangregang Community forest

To commemorate the 28th birth anniversary of Her Majesty The Gyaltsuen and coinciding with World Environment Day, Tsirang forest division launched a project to plant 40,000 trees on a 50-hectare land on June 4. The project, PHPA II compensatory plantation, was launched on June 4 in Dangregang community forest in …

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Three vaccines introduced 

MoH will administer the vaccines through the routine immunisation service from January 2019

Coinciding with the birth anniversary of Her Majesty The Gyaltsuen, the health ministry yesterday launched three new vaccines – pneumococcal, rotavirus, and flu vaccines. Pneumococcal vaccine prevents transmission of pneumococcal bacterial diseases such as pneumonia, otitis media, bacteraemia, and meningitis in children under five years. Pneumonia is one of the …

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Increased vehicle numbers and adverse effects

Ugyen Zangmo can catch her daily assembly at 7am if she wakes up at 6:30am. But she chooses to get up at 5am. By 7am she would be facing her commander with her colleagues. At 7:30am people in Thimphu will witness Chuma Ugyen Zangmo and 38 traffic police deployed at …

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Defendants refute false insurance claim case

The six accused in false insurance claim amounting to Nu 226,546 yesterday submitted their responses to the charges the Office of the Attorney General (OAG) filed at the Thimphu dzongkhag court on May 14. Among the charged are the former Dzongkha Development Commission secretary Dasho Sherub Gyeltshen and former Royal …

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