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Alcohol consumption remain high despite interventions

The report also reveals that eastern region had the highest prevalence of current alcohol consumption By Tandin Wangchuk The Non-communicable Disease Risk Factors: Bhutan STEPS Survey Report, 2019 throws some interesting facets to alcohol production and use in the country. It reveals that in Bhutan, NCDs are estimated to account for 69.0% of all deaths in 2016. Four main groups …

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DNTโ€™s subtle pursuit for political territory

Observers say the appointment of Lyonpo Karma Dorji into a key government position would garnerpolitical milestones for DNT in a constituency once considered DPTโ€™s fort By Rinchen Dorji The appointment of Karma Dorji as the new labour and human resources minister by the government could, subtly, herald the end of Druk Phuensum Tshogpaโ€™s reign in the constituency-once touted as their …

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New labour minister appointment jolts electorates

By Tashi Namgyal/Thimphu Emotions have stirred in the Nyamrup camp as the news of a newly elected Member of Parliament (MP) being selected as the Labour Minister jolted ruling party MPs as well as electorates. Serving Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa (DNT) MPs and party supporters have lambasted the decision of the Prime Minister (PM) in ignoring seasoned aspirants to fill the …

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The Heart of a Bhutanese

While Bhutanese are considered citizens of the third world, a unique trait that makes us stand out is our feeling of compassion and solidarity to help and uplift our own kind By Tashi Dendup On September 8, a family made a desperate call for help to give a second lease of life to their young son who was paralyzed due …

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Cast: Pema Yogini, ChetenWangchuk, Pelzom, SonamChophel, AumYangki, Kencho Direction: ChetenWangchuk Genre: Family Drama Duration: 1 hour 11 minutes Zukee, a Samuh original film, directed by ChetenWangchuk aka Apala, delves deeper into a young girlโ€™s quest to find her father.  Seventeen-year-old Zukee, a Layap girl, is tormented and teased by her peers for not having a father. Zukee lives with her …

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