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DGPC to build Nu 400 mn office in Babesa by 2018

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The Druk Green Power Corporation Ltd (DGPC), the country’s hydropower generating company, will have its own corporate office by October 2018. The construction of the office began in Babesa earlier this year near the road going up to the botanical gardens. Druk Green, established in January 2008, decided to build …

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Bhutan eliminates measles

Bhutan was officially declared one of the first two countries in South-East Asia Region (SEAR) of WHO to eliminate measles before the regional target of 2020. In recognition to this, Bhutan achieved a Citation as an appreciation from the WHO SEARO at the 70th Session of WHO Regional Committee in …

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Late blight affects potato yield in Chukha

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‘Late Blight’, a fungus disease has seriously affected the quality and yield of potato in the western district of Chukha, where the tuber is the main cash crop. The agriculture department confirmed the reason for poor yield due to ‘Late Blight’ that is caused due to decay of stems, leaves, …

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Resurrecting Terton Pema Lingpa

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While most of the spiritual masters like Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal, Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo and Thang Thong Gyalpo are from Tibet, the greatest spiritual leader from Bhutan is Terton Pema Lingpa. Pawo Choyning Dorji who is a photographer, filmmaker and the author revived the invaluable contributions of Terton Pema Lingpa in …

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Ear Surgery camp in Bumthang

The 7th voluntary ear surgery camp by the team from Japan and JDWNRH will be carried out in Bumthang in Wangduecholing hospital from 26th August till 3rd of September. Drawing inspiration from His Majesty the King’s visit to Japan in 2011 to pay respect to the tsunami victims, Dr. Yuasa …

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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

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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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