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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

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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

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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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Big Deficiency In Mental Health Care

Bhutan’s suffers from a major deficiency when to comes to mental health care with an acute shortage of specialised professionals and facilities, according to the health system review report. The country has only four psychiatrists, no specialised child and adolescent psychiatrists and no psychiatric hospitals or beds. The need for …

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Reconstituted National HIV Commission inaugurated

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The 18th national HIV/AIDS commission (NHAC) meeting held yesterday inaugurated the reconstituted national HIV/AIDS commission, after almost 14 years of its existence. The commission now has 15 core commission members from the health, education, home and labour ministries, Dratshang Lhentshog, RENEW, Thimphu Thromde, National Commission for Women and Children (NCWC), …

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Prioritizing Education with 18 % of Budget

Considering that education is one of the most important tools for nation building 18% of this year’s budget has been allocated for education the Prime Minister said. While 100 percent net enrolment has been achieved, the establishment of additional central schools and Early Childhood Care and Development (ECCD) centre are …

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