Tshering Delma

Final report shows monsoon crop damage across Dzongkhags

Apart from damages to property and road infrastructure several dzongkhags suffered a significant crop loss to the monsoon according to a report released by the Agriculture Ministry. In Bumthang, potato crop of 115 acres amounting to 793,833 kg were affected. Crops like buckwheat and maize were also damaged. Of the …

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Trashiyangtse’s helping hand

Besides honing skills in the 13 traditional arts and crafts the Institute for Zorig Chusum in the eastern district of Trashiyangtse also does voluntary and charity work to help needy households in the district. The institute’s Helping Hand Clubcollects used clothes and shoes from the Institute’s students and teachers, cleans …

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650 viral hepatitis cases reported every year

Hepatitis means inflammation of the liver. Viral hepatitis is caused by infection with one of the five known liver infecting viruses, which are hepatitis A virus (HAV), hepatitis B virus (HBV), hepatitis C virus (HCV), hepatitis D virus (HDV), and hepatitis E virus (HEV. The most common features of infection …

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Mistakes in textbook is due to incompetency: REC

The Chairperson of the National Council (NC) recently posted online the mistakes he found in the Class V Social Studies textbook.  Dasho (Dr) Sonam Kinga pointed out mistakes, such as errors in spellings, facts and grammar in the textbook. “This is unacceptable! We cannot teach children using textbooks containing such …

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Revised Science and IT curriculum to be implemented by 2017

Along with upcoming change in English curriculum of including Shakespeare, Royal Education Council (REC) is further working on bringing change, based on extensive research and recommendations and according to what the modern education system demands, to the study of other subjects, like Science, Geography, Math and History. REC Director Kezang …

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Thimphu’s waste collection fully outsourced

Waste collection in Thimphu, Bhutan’s largest urban sprawl, is now fully outsourced to private operators with Clean City Services handling the capital’s north zone. ThimphuThromde outsourced the north zone, comprising the Taba areas, to Clean City for Nu 435, 290 a month. Collection in the city’s east and south zones …

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Rainfall hits Agriculture and farm roads

The recent disaster caused by monsoon rains has damaged crops and plantations in several dzongkhags. Landslides and continuous rainfall has also damaged 50 meters of irrigation HDP pipe line in Rewakha, Dorithasa Chiwog in Haa. About 300 meters of irrigation channel has also been damaged at various locations in Dorithasa …

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14 schools called off in Sarpang due to heavy rainfall

Numerous schools in Sarpang have been closed for atleast two days to even for a week due to the heavy rainfall causing floods and road destruction. Chief Program Officer, MoE, Phuntsho Wangdi, said, “We have addressed the safety and awareness for the students to every dzongkhag, and advised the dzongkhags …

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Special consultations to expand services in long run

The National Referral Hospital in Thimphu is exploring possibilities of expanding the fee based special consultation services it provides in the evening, to cut waiting time, improve service delivery and also incentivise health care work. The new services include endoscopy, echocardiography, physiotherapy, eye and gynecological procedures, ENT and surgical procedures. …

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Opposition call on Government to  stop establishment of REDCL

During the 6th DPT Meet-the-Press, the Opposition said that the establishment of the Rural Enterprise Development Corporation (REDCL) is a duplication of works and costs of Bhutan Development Bank Ltd (BDBL) and other government agencies. The Opposition further said huge amount of investment is required for establishing REDCL, impacting the …

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