BUSINESS

Sarpang observes World Malaria Day

  The fifth World Malaria Day with the theme “Sustain Gains, Save Lives: Invest in Malaria” will be observed today in Norbuling under Sershong gewog, Sarpang. About 436 malaria cases were  reported across the country in 2010 and just a year later, the cases decreased to 194 with one death. …

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NHDC looks at alternative housing materials

The National Housing Development Corporation (NHDC) is exploring the possibility of using alternative housing materials such as prefabricated building components or stabilized mud blocks to afford cheaper accommodation to middle and low-income people. The corporation plans to implement this project in far-flung districts or urban centres in Bhutan where accessibility is difficult or the cost of construction …

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Rupee crunch exacerbates drug shortage

While drugs are already in short supply, the rupee crunch is making the situation worse in the capital. The Operation Manager of Karma Tshongkhang (under Karma Group of Companies), Sonam Pemo, said if the INR crunch continues, there are good chances of their supplies being blocked. “If our supplies get …

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Wanna shop? Go online!

What’s new in the market? Online shopping! Online business is already thriving in most other parts of the world, and the trend is fast catching up in Bhutan, too. It has made shoppers’ lives easier and more convenient. People do not have to make an effort to go to the …

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Empowering communities through wireless networking

Around 11 students gathered at the Youth Development Fund (YDF) conference hall for a three-day wireless networking training workshop organized by Rural Education and Development (READ) in collaboration with Digital Employment Foundation (DEF), India from 10 April. “These participants were selected from the regions where READ offices were established,” said …

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