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Health minister calls on parents to help curb drug problem

Drug abuse and illicit trafficking of controlled substances is a growing issue in the country By Kinley Yonten Bhutan is facing rising cases of cannabis users, while pharmaceutical opioids remain the second most commonly used drug in Bhutan, according to the World Drug Report. This is recognized as Bhutan joined the international community in observing the Day against Drug Abuse …

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Business Incubation Unit to shape graduates for employment

By Tshering The newly opened Business Incubation Unit (BIU) will help promote employability among the graduates of TTIs and IZCs and further consolidate the skills and knowledge of trainees at the Thimphu Institute for Zorig Chusum (IZC). BIU has become increasingly common for stimulating local development through fostering the growth of small-business in many parts of the world. Since the …

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65-kilometre Simtokha – Wangdue inaugurated

East-West highway to be completed by 2018 By Kinley Yonten The first stretch of 65 kilometer of Northern East-West Highway from Simtokha to Wangdue was inaugurated on June 28. The Foreign Minister, Damcho Dorji and the Works and Human Settlement Minister, Dorji Choden inaugurated the 65-kilometre Simtokha-Wangdue upgraded highway at Semtokha. Widening and up-gradation work on 510km East-West Highway, which …

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Better understanding between judiciary and media

First workshop between the judiciary and media By Kinley Yonten To have better understanding between the judiciary and media, Drangpons from the judiciary, legal professionals and journalist from different media houses attended a two-day workshop to share expectation from each other. It was the first workshop for representatives from the media conducted by the judiciary to help understand reporting on …

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Will beef be on the menu?

Movement against the ban on slaughter of cows in India could affect supply of beef By Kinley Yonten The meat ban month is over, but it is not sure if the flow of meat, especially beef would be as smooth as before the ban. In recent months, there is a movement in India to ban the slaughter of cows. Cows …

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Hospitals need to improve patientโ€™s meals

Patient meals are not provided based on nutritional requirement of the patients, finds RAA   By Kinley Yonten Not meeting specific nutritional needs of patients could deteriorate their condition and prolong hospital stay as well as their recovery, according to an audit report on performance audit of hospital food. Patient meals were not provided based on nutritional requirements or disease …

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TCB should formulate comprehensive tourism policy and act: RAA

  By Kinley Yonten The Tourism Council of Bhutan (TCB) does not have a Tourism Act or a comprehensive tourism policy, according to the Royal Audit Authorityโ€™s (RAA) latest performance report of Tourism sector. The tourism bill and draft policy were under discussion since 2005. In the absence of these basic legal instruments, RAA observed a lack of concerted effort …

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Another milestone for BDBL

  By Tshering The Bhutan Development Bank Limited (BDBL) launched a new core banking solution, ATM Switching System Migration and Correspondence Bank in Thimphu on Friday. BDBL was using the Ascend Banking System (ABS), which was procured in 2007, while functioning as a credit institution. Now BDBL will transform its technology infrastructure creating a strong platform to support its business …

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BEHOLD THE BHUTANESE STARS

Jigme Singye born in September 18, 1992 is the captain of Bhutan National Cricket Team. He played under all ages; Bhutan Under-15, Bhutan Under-17 and Bhutan Under-19. He is a right-handed batsman and he is an all-rounder. In the on going world cricket league division one Asia, he took 10 wickets against China. Jigme was awarded the man of the …

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Villages getting empty in Zangthiy

  20 percent of people left in the last three years By Kinley Yonten Wang Gyeltshen is becoming old. At 63, the farmer of Zangthiy, Lauri gewog, cannot till his land. Wang Gyeltshen and his wife left their village and moved to SamdrupJongkhar three years ago to live with their daughter who has a government job. They left their houseand …

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