Tshering Delma

An abandoned man

Near a muddy stream in Babesa, Thimphu, is a makeshift hut of plastic and bamboo. It is home to a man in his mid 50s who suffers from a speech disability and one side of his body is paralysed. Several Thimphu residents who have walked through the area, below the …

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Health Ministry achieves 8 indicators and 31 on track

Of the 39 success indicators, the health ministry has achieved 8 while 31 are on track according to the mid-year review of the Annual Performance Agreement 2017-2018. The percentage of rural households with access to improved sanitation was highlighted as one of the major success indicators, which initially was targeted …

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Best class 10 results in four years

60.2 % cut off percentage for class XI now A total of 6,187 students have qualified for class XI in government higher secondary schools according to the Bhutan Council for School Examinations and Assessment (BCSEA) that declared the 2017 class X results on Thursday, January 18. The cut off point …

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The First JCB Operator Training Center in Thimphu

An Operator Training Centre to train earthmover operators, enhance safety at the worksite and meet the shortage of skilled machine operators in the construction and mining sector, opened this week in Thimphu. Regulated by the ministry of work and human settlement (MoWHS) the JCB Backhoe Operator Training Center (OTC) took …

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Rating public transport

Only 8% of the households use public transport almost every day, 25% indicated that they use it once a week while 44% use once a month according to the Bhutan Living Standard Survey 2017. Less than one in four households have never used public transport. The frequency of use of …

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Youth Volunteer Group engages students meaningfully

More than 160 youth in Thimphu, aged 8 to 18, are spending time reading, learning music, dance, aerobics, and playing basketball and table tennis in a two-week programme organised by Harmony Youth Volunteers, a youth volunteer group, which began on January 1. The winter engagement programme, which is an annual …

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