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Three more CT scan machines by 2018

The Japanese government has agreed to donate three Computed Tomography (CT) Scan machines, which will be brought into the country by the beginning of 2018. Of the three machines, the one with 64 slices will be installed in Jigme Dorji Wangchuck National Referral Hospital (JDWNRH). The other two machines of …

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The strength of One Ngultrum


With 215 registered members and more than 500 volunteers, the One Ngultrum Initiative has collected more than 125,000 one ngultrum notes to be donated to the Bhutan Kidney Foundation (BKF). “It is quite an impressive amount,” said the initiative’s founder, 23-year-old Jigme Namgay, who began the movement to create awareness …

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Youngest author writing her next book

11-year-old Yeshi Tsheyang Zam

11-year-old Yeshi Tsheyang Zam, Bhutan’s youngest author, who published her first book “Khakey” a few days ago, is already working on her second book based on a fairy tale. Her second book is inspired by ‘land of fairytales’ her favourite author, Chris Coffer. “I’ll keep writing books even if I …

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Bhutan Trust Fund’s Nu. 28.95 mn for environmental conservation


Four grant assistance projects funded by Bhutan Trust Fund for Environmental Conservation will commence this month with the grant agreement between BTFEC, GNHC and the grant recipients signed yesterday. The total budget of Nu 28.955 million will be used for the Samarzingkha Agro-forestry Project, Building Socio-Ecological Resilience, An Adaptation to …

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Kidney related diseases on rise


With the annual mortality rate of 13%, the number of patients diagnosed with chronic kidney disease has seen a substantial increase over the years according to health statistics. From 42 patients in 2007 to 62 in 2010 annual cases are now around 160 annually. “The most common cases are infection …

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Gyalpoishing college to be center of excellence for IT

Three colleges will open in the eastern region by the end of this month offering Masters in English for teachers, ICT based programs and specialised courses in the Zorig Chusum (the 13 traditional arts and crafts). The college in Yongphula, Trashigang, will offer Masters in English for teachers, the institute …

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MoE keeping teachers and students engaged during summer break

The education ministry has initiated several programs to engage students and teachers during the month long summer vacations, which began this week. To engage the teachers during the vacation a 5-day EEC (English for Effective Communication) programme will be held for 155 teachers in 50 centres spread across the country. …

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