93 HIV deaths since 1993

Since the first case of HIV was detected in the country in 1993, a total of 93 people have died of AIDS according to health officials. Today, there are 373 reported cases of Bhutanese living with HIV of which 90 percent were infected through heterosexual sex. According to official data …

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Aamir Khan stresses first hour breast-feeding


Bollywood star Aamir Khan and UNICEF goodwill ambassador emphasised the importance of first hour breastfeeding, the first milk, colostrum that is rich in antibodies and contains a larger percentage of protein, minerals and fat soluble vitamins than mature milk. Aamir Khan also stressed that six months has to be a …

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Travelling on Thimphu-Punakha highway, a test of endurance


Some travelers that recently traveled on the Thimphu- Punakha highway have these words to say about their journey: Stressful. Torturous. Rough.  The daily commuters on the highway are at their wits end as their vehicles are damaged and tyres punctured due to the poor road condition. Tourists say the road …

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Both husband and wife get elected as Gups


A husband and wife in Dagana dzongkhag have been elected as gups of their gewogs in the recent local government elections on September 27. Pema Wangmo Tamang and Passang Thingh Tamang were elected as a Gup of Gesarling gewog in Dagana and Tsholingkhar gewog in Tsirang. They married in 2009 …

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In Samdrup Jongkhar, only two gewogs re-elect former gups


Only two of the eight gewogs in the south eastern district of Samdrup Jongkhar re-elected former gup candidates with the remaining gewogs choosing new faces as their gup. The former gup of Wangphu gewog, Sangay Tenzin, secured another term with 719 votes, of which 113 were postal ballots. His opponent …

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Commemorative Banknote to celebrate birth of HRH Gyalsey


The Royal Monetary Authority of Bhutan has released 3.42 mn worth of Nu 1000 denomination Commemorative Banknotes to celebrate the birth of His Royal Highness the Gyalsey, Jigme Namgyel Wangchuck. The colour scheme and all the other features of the commemorative banknote are as same as the series 2008 Nu …

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ITEC: A pillar of bilateral cooperation

Bhutanese who have availed various training courses in India gathered at the Embassy of India, Thimphu, on the evening of September 21 to meet, greet and exchange experiences and knowledge acquired during their training and celebrate  the Indian Technical and Economic Cooperation programme or  ITEC day. Under ITEC, India offers …

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34 online Government to Business Services launched


Applying and renewing licenses for business can now be done online, which means no need to go the trade office and stand in a queue to get paperwork done. The G2C office under the Prime Minister’s Office launched a total of 34 online Government to Business Services (G2B) on September …

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