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Your month’s diet is next month’s weight

By Yeshi Choden Junk food has slowly but surely found its place in our Bhutanese diet. It has become and internal part of our eating habits and has become something we cannot live without. People of all age groups prefer junk food as it is cheap and readily available. There are ample of cafes and fast food restaurants which give them …

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E-reading overtaking books

By Chimi Rinzin Reading books has been the habit of many people from various age groups since decades, but today the old books have given way to online reading and internets. The launching of E-library app has affected the book stores hugely. People prefer online readings as it’s convenient. This has decreased the visitors coming to book stores. Pekhang Book Store …

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353 yak herders gathered in Thimphu to discuss development priorities

By Tshering More than 353 yak herders from across the country came together in Thimphu and had firsthand discussion on their development priorities in the first ever consultative workshop with the government on October 18. The workshop was organised to give awareness on existing legislation on conservation & development programs and to come up with holistic plans and strategies for …

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Fuel imports continue to soar

By Tshering In 2016, Nu 8.977bn was spent to buy petrol and diesel compared to Nu 7.963bn in 2015, a growth of approximately 13 percent, according to the first Annual Environmental Accounts published by the National Statistics Bureau (NSB). However, in terms of percentage share, diesel import accounts for 78 percent in 2016 while petrol accounts for only 22 percent, …

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From passion to career as an Contemporary Artist

By Tshering For Zimbiri, the journey for the love of art began since her high school days and since then she had never looked back. She has done two Art exhibitions so far. Zimbiri, 26 year old from Thimphu is a graduate from Wheaton College, MA, USA. Her first art work titled ‘Faces’ was inaugurated in 2015. She said around …

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Gyalpozhing College of Information Technology formally inaugurated

By K Namgay With the vision to be the ‘center of Excellence in Information Technology steeped in GNH values’, the Gyalpozhing College of Information Technology (GCIT) was formally inaugurated by Lyonchoen Dasho Tshering Tobgay on October 6. National Council member from Mongar, Sonam Wangchuk, Vice Chancellor of the Royal University of Bhutan, Nidup Dorji and Lhatu Jamba, President of GCIT …

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Best laboratories in the east

By Tshering Mongar Eastern Regional Referral Hospital (ERRH), Tashigang Hospital and Kanglung BHU I has the best laboratories among the referral hospitals, district hospitals and BHU Is. This was revealed during the fourth Biennial Health Conference (BHC) on September 14 at the National Convention Centre, Thimphu. Jigme Dorji Wangchuck National Referral Hospital was awarded the best 5S-CQI implementing referral hospital. …

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Bhutan to host SAFF U-18 Championship 2017 for the first time

By Tshering After 18 years of affiliation with South Asian Football Federation (SAFF), Bhutan for the first time will host SAFF U-18 CHAMPIONSHIP 2017. The championship is scheduled to start from September 18 to September 27. A total of six SAARC countries India, Nepal, Maldives, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, and Bhutan will participate in the championship. However, two nations of SAARC …

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Public Private Partnership Policy launched

By Tshering The Public Private Partnership (PPP) Policy 2016 and PPP Rules and Regulations 2017 was officially launched by the Finance Minister on Friday in the capital. The government recognizing the importance of investment in infrastructure to accelerate socio-economic development has embarked on promoting PPP as a key strategy for achieving sustainable economic growth. Considering the substantive role played by …

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