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Don’t get alarmed by WHO report: BNCA

Authority claims figure is far less than reported By Kinley Yonten Bhutanese should not be alarmed with the findings of the World Health Organisation (WHO) report, which found that Bhutan has the highest number of adolescent tobacco users in the South-East Asia, according to Bhutan Narcotics Control Authority (BNCA) officials. Officials said that the report is based on incidents of …

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What the heavy rains last week left behind

By Tshering The heavy rain in the past two weeks has damaged irrigation channels, washed away bridges and caused havoc to numerous roads in the country. While most of the roadblocks were cleared, an assessment by the Department of Disaster Management show that heavy monsoon rains caused major roadblocks around the country affecting the transportation system in all the dzongkhags. …

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Rats cause menace to mushroom farmers

Shitake is a good source of income for farmers in Gidawom By Kinley Yonten At Gidawom in Thimphu, farmer Thinley Zangmo is literally playing a cat and mouse game. With the rodents attacking her priced Shitake mushroom, the farmer is having sleepless nights. Thinley Zam tries shooing away the rats with sticks and brooms but they keep coming back. The …

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Making schools drug free

487 teachers trained with basic understanding of drugs use and science of addiction   By Kinley Yonten In an effort to make school free of drugs, the Bhutan Narcotics Control Authority (BNCA) has trained 487 teachers from eight Higher Secondary School (HSS) and Middle Secondary School (MSS) of Thimphu Thromde on the basic understanding Drug Use and Science of Addiction. …

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The battle (dance) has begun

By Tshering The two-day dance battle, Gokab Volume III, among 400 participants have kicked off on Saturday at the Taekwondo hall in Thimphu. More than 400 participants registered for the dance battle under the categories of rigsar, boedra, beat boxing, bboying (breakdance) and all-style battle. The main sponsor for the event is Tashi Beverages Limited. The participants were provided guidance …

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First women’s T20 Club Championship in full swing

By Tshering The first ever Women’s T20 Club Championship in Bhutan in collaboration with UNICEF, India Bhutan Foundation and International Cricket Council started yesterday in Thimphu. A total of six teams, representing the districts are taking part with two teams from Thimphu. A total of 16 matches will be played and all matches will be played at the Pelkhil School …

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More than 1,000 households drinking contaminated water

By Tshering Not long ago, Ngabiphu was a secluded place. It was a place where people from Bap Lhakha would graze their cattle, collect leaf litter and firewood. The Ngabirongchu (stream) flows by- clean and clear. The stream is tapped at several places to supply drinking water to more than four villages in what is today south Thimphu throm. The …

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PoS service: Miles to go

Not many are aware of the facility and poor Internet is affecting transaction   By Kinley Yonten There is a long line of cars at the fuel station. The lady in front takes out her card from her clutch. She swipes it once and does it again and again. The drivers behind her are losing patience. They let her and …

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Thimphu City defends title in style

Club has not lost a single game this year   By Tshering Thimphu City FC defended the Pepsi Thimphu League title in style. They beat Transport United yesterday at Changlimithang stadium becoming the first team to have won a league title without a single defeat. Thimphu City FC lifted their first Thimphu A-League title last year with a staggering 44 …

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Equipping people to repair wheelchairs

By Kinley Yonten The ministry of health conducted a training to make parents of children with disabilities to repair wheelchair and their maintenance. The initial five-day training was held in Thimphu Referral Hospital with 13 people including biomedical engineering, physiotherapy staff and parents of children with disabilities participating. They were also taught how to assemble and de-assemble complex postural wheelchairs …

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