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Update: Man Bitten by Rabid Dog in Gelephu Still in Critical Condition

โ€ฆ๐‘น๐’†๐’”๐’Š๐’…๐’†๐’๐’•๐’” ๐’‚๐’“๐’† ๐’”๐’•๐’“๐’๐’๐’ˆ๐’๐’š ๐’‚๐’…๐’—๐’Š๐’”๐’†๐’… ๐’‚๐’ˆ๐’‚๐’Š๐’๐’”๐’• ๐’‡๐’†๐’†๐’…๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ ๐’๐’“ ๐’‘๐’๐’‚๐’š๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ ๐’˜๐’Š๐’•๐’‰ ๐’”๐’•๐’“๐’‚๐’š ๐’‚๐’๐’Š๐’Ž๐’‚๐’๐’”. ๐‘จ๐’๐’š ๐’‚๐’ƒ๐’๐’๐’“๐’Ž๐’‚๐’ ๐’ƒ๐’†๐’‰๐’‚๐’—๐’Š๐’๐’“ ๐’๐’ƒ๐’”๐’†๐’“๐’—๐’†๐’… ๐’Š๐’ ๐’‚๐’๐’Š๐’Ž๐’‚๐’๐’” ๐’”๐’‰๐’๐’–๐’๐’… ๐’ƒ๐’† ๐’‘๐’“๐’๐’Ž๐’‘๐’•๐’๐’š ๐’“๐’†๐’‘๐’๐’“๐’•๐’†๐’… ๐’•๐’ ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐‘น๐’†๐’ˆ๐’Š๐’๐’๐’‚๐’ ๐‘ฝ๐’†๐’•๐’†๐’“๐’Š๐’๐’‚๐’“๐’š ๐‘ฏ๐’๐’”๐’‘๐’Š๐’•๐’‚๐’ (๐‘น๐‘ฝ๐‘ฏ&๐‘ฌ๐‘ช) By Phurpa Wangmo In Gelephu, with the current outbreak of rabies, a middle-aged man who was bitten by a stray dog in the last week of May remains in the Intensive Care Unit …

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๐๐ก๐ฎ๐ž๐ง๐ญ๐ฌ๐ก๐จ๐ฅ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐‡๐จ๐ฌ๐ฉ๐ข๐ญ๐š๐ฅ ๐‘๐ž๐ฉ๐จ๐ซ๐ญ๐ฌ ๐”๐ฉ๐ฌ๐ฐ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ข๐ง ๐‚๐š๐ฌ๐ž๐ฌ ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐๐š๐ข๐ซ๐จ๐›๐ข ๐…๐ฅ๐ฒ ๐€๐ฅ๐ฅ๐ž๐ซ๐ ๐ข๐œ ๐‘๐ž๐š๐œ๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง๐ฌ

โ€ฆ๐‘ท๐’‚๐’•๐’Š๐’†๐’๐’•๐’” ๐’‚๐’“๐’† ๐’•๐’š๐’‘๐’Š๐’„๐’‚๐’๐’๐’š ๐’‚๐’…๐’—๐’Š๐’”๐’†๐’… ๐’•๐’ ๐’†๐’Ž๐’‘๐’๐’๐’š ๐’„๐’๐’๐’… ๐’„๐’๐’Ž๐’‘๐’“๐’†๐’”๐’”๐’Š๐’๐’๐’”, ๐’‚๐’…๐’Ž๐’Š๐’๐’Š๐’”๐’•๐’†๐’“ ๐’๐’“๐’‚๐’ ๐’‚๐’๐’•๐’Š๐’‰๐’Š๐’”๐’•๐’‚๐’Ž๐’Š๐’๐’†๐’” ๐’๐’Š๐’Œ๐’† ๐’„๐’†๐’•๐’Š๐’“๐’Š๐’›๐’Š๐’๐’†, ๐’–๐’•๐’Š๐’๐’Š๐’›๐’† ๐’•๐’๐’‘๐’Š๐’„๐’‚๐’ ๐’”๐’•๐’†๐’“๐’๐’Š๐’…๐’” ๐’”๐’–๐’„๐’‰ ๐’‚๐’” ๐’‰๐’š๐’…๐’“๐’๐’„๐’๐’“๐’•๐’Š๐’”๐’๐’๐’† ๐’๐’Š๐’๐’•๐’Ž๐’†๐’๐’•, ๐’‚๐’๐’… ๐’Š๐’ ๐’”๐’๐’Ž๐’† ๐’„๐’‚๐’”๐’†๐’”, ๐’•๐’‚๐’Œ๐’† ๐’๐’“๐’‚๐’ ๐’‘๐’“๐’†๐’…๐’๐’Š๐’”๐’๐’๐’๐’๐’† By Phurpa WangmoPhuentsholing Hospital has recorded nearly 170 cases of allergic reactions to the toxin of the Nairobi Fly, a rove beetle from the Paederus family over the past month. This condition, known …

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๐๐ก๐ฎ๐ญ๐š๐ง ๐‚๐ข๐ฏ๐ข๐ฅ ๐’๐ž๐ซ๐ฏ๐ข๐œ๐ž ๐‘๐ฎ๐ฅ๐ž๐ฌ ๐€๐ฆ๐ž๐ง๐๐ž๐, ๐Ž๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐ž๐ซ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ˆ๐ง๐œ๐ซ๐ž๐š๐ฌ๐ž๐ ๐Ž๐ฉ๐ฉ๐จ๐ซ๐ญ๐ฎ๐ง๐ข๐ญ๐ข๐ž๐ฌ ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ ๐€๐ฌ๐ฉ๐ข๐ซ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐‚๐š๐ง๐๐ข๐๐š๐ญ๐ž๐ฌ

โ€ฆReforms open doors for multiple attempts in Bhutan Civil Service Examinations, expanding talent pool and empowering aspiring youth By Phurpa WangmoIn a significant development, the Royal Civil Service Commission (RCSC) announced amendments to certain sections of the Bhutan Civil Service Rules and Regulations 2018 during its 183rd Commission Meeting held on May 23, 2023.According to the revised Section 7.3.2.2, candidates …

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Monsoon Woes: Thimphu Struggles with Mounting Drainage Problems, Prompting Calls for Urgent Action

โ€ฆCitizens Disheartened as Drainage Woes Remain Unresolved, Thromde Urged to Address Pressing Issue By Sonam DekiAs the monsoon season sets in, the capital faces a mounting challenge in the form of drainage problems. Despite the evident nature of the issue, no significant resolutions or improvements have been observed thus far. The lack of action has left citizens disheartened, as their …

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Mountain Hazelnuts Building a Sustainable Hazelnut Industry in Bhutan: Overcoming Challenges and Looking Ahead

โ€ฆMountain Hazelnuts remains steadfast in its commitment to building a sustainable hazelnut industry in Bhutan, surmounting challenges and forging a prosperous future for growers By Phurpa Wangmo In an effort to foster growth and sustainability within the hazelnut industry in Bhutan, Mountain Hazelnuts has been making significant investments in two crucial programs aimed at enhancing grower orchards and maximizing yields. …

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Lime Smearing Reflects a Lack of Civic Sense: A Call for Responsible Actions

โ€ฆlime smearing exacerbates scenic beauty, underscoring the urgent necessity to discontinue the practice for a cleaner Bhutan. By Tenzin Lhaden The practice of smearing lime on poles and walls can indeed make the environment look dirty and contradict the notion of a clean and well-maintained environment.While it is disheartening to hear that the city cooperation is not taking direct action …

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Empowering Citizens for the Digital Age-Digital Literacy

โ€ฆ ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐’ˆ๐’๐’—๐’†๐’“๐’๐’Ž๐’†๐’๐’•’๐’” ๐’‘๐’†๐’“๐’”๐’Š๐’”๐’•๐’†๐’๐’• ๐’Š๐’๐’—๐’†๐’”๐’•๐’Ž๐’†๐’๐’• ๐’Š๐’ ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐’…๐’Š๐’ˆ๐’Š๐’•๐’‚๐’ ๐’๐’Š๐’•๐’†๐’“๐’‚๐’„๐’š ๐’‘๐’“๐’๐’ˆ๐’“๐’‚๐’Ž ๐’–๐’๐’…๐’†๐’“๐’”๐’„๐’๐’“๐’†๐’” ๐’Š๐’•๐’” ๐’„๐’๐’Ž๐’Ž๐’Š๐’•๐’Ž๐’†๐’๐’• ๐’•๐’ ๐’†๐’๐’‰๐’‚๐’๐’„๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ ๐‘ฉ๐’‰๐’–๐’•๐’‚๐’’๐’” ๐’„๐’๐’Ž๐’‘๐’†๐’•๐’Š๐’•๐’Š๐’—๐’†๐’๐’†๐’”๐’” ๐’Š๐’ ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐’ˆ๐’๐’๐’ƒ๐’‚๐’ ๐’†๐’„๐’๐’๐’๐’Ž๐’š ๐’‚๐’๐’… ๐’‰๐’‚๐’“๐’๐’†๐’”๐’”๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐’—๐’‚๐’”๐’• ๐’‘๐’๐’•๐’†๐’๐’•๐’Š๐’‚๐’ ๐’๐’‡ ๐’•๐’†๐’„๐’‰๐’๐’๐’๐’๐’ˆ๐’š ๐’‡๐’๐’“ ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐’๐’‚๐’•๐’Š๐’๐’’๐’” ๐’…๐’†๐’—๐’†๐’๐’๐’‘๐’Ž๐’†๐’๐’•. Sonam DekiDigital literacy entails more than just mere knowledge of technology; it encompasses the ability to navigate and communicate across diverse digital environments. With the widespread adoption of …

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Two incumbents win NC seat; 18 new faces elected

โ€ฆ 10 ๐’Š๐’๐’„๐’–๐’Ž๐’ƒ๐’†๐’๐’•๐’” ๐’“๐’†๐’„๐’๐’๐’•๐’†๐’”๐’• ๐’Š๐’ ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐’‡๐’๐’–๐’“๐’•๐’‰ ๐‘ต๐’‚๐’•๐’Š๐’๐’๐’‚๐’ ๐‘ช๐’๐’–๐’๐’„๐’Š๐’ ๐’†๐’๐’†๐’„๐’•๐’Š๐’๐’๐’” Sonam Deki On April 20, 2023, the Fourth National Council elections of Bhutan took place, and it marked an unprecedented level of voter participation with the highest turnout in the country’s history. Out of the 485,811 registered voters, a significant number of 254,982 individuals exercised their right to vote, resulting …

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โ€œWeโ€™ll make every hour count to fortify Bhutan for now and the futureโ€: Lyonchhen

โ€ฆ ๐‘ฎ๐’๐’—๐’†๐’“๐’๐’Ž๐’†๐’๐’• ๐’๐’‚๐’–๐’๐’„๐’‰๐’†๐’” ๐’๐’†๐’˜ ๐’Š๐’๐’Š๐’•๐’Š๐’‚๐’•๐’Š๐’—๐’† ๐’•๐’ ๐’„๐’๐’‚๐’“๐’Š๐’‡๐’š ๐’‘๐’๐’๐’Š๐’„๐’š ๐’…๐’†๐’„๐’Š๐’”๐’Š๐’๐’๐’” Sonam ChokiIn a recent message to the public, the Prime Minister Dr Lotay Tshering emphasized the importance of clear communication and transparency in government decision-making. To that end, the government has launched a new series of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) to help citizens better understand some of the major policy decisions …

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YELP at hold until next financial year

โ€ฆ ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐’…๐’†๐’„๐’Š๐’”๐’Š๐’๐’ ๐’„๐’๐’Ž๐’†๐’” ๐’‚๐’‡๐’•๐’†๐’“ ๐’ƒ๐’–๐’…๐’ˆ๐’†๐’• ๐’„๐’๐’๐’”๐’•๐’“๐’‚๐’Š๐’๐’•๐’”, ๐’‚๐’๐’… ๐’˜๐’Š๐’๐’ ๐’“๐’†๐’”๐’–๐’Ž๐’† ๐’ƒ๐’š ๐’๐’†๐’™๐’• ๐’‡๐’Š๐’๐’‚๐’๐’„๐’Š๐’‚๐’ ๐’š๐’†๐’‚๐’“ Sonam DekiThe Youth Employment and Livelihood Program (YELP) will be kept on hold. Due to budget constraint YELP will not employ any youth for some time until the release of next financial budget. The next financial year (FY) is expected to start from July, 2023. The …

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