DEMOCRACY IN ACTION

Bhutan to observe World Rangers Day

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A total of 7 Rangers lost their lives in the line of duty in the past two years Bhutan celebrated World Rangers Day for the first time this year, an event that highlights the devotion and sacrifice of rangers who put their lives at risk everyday to protect the world’s …

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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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MoH issues warning after Dengue outbreak

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With the onset of monsoon season, there have been the ‘Outbreak’ of Dengue Fever in Phuntsholing, Samtse and Samdrupjongkhar. All reported cases are being treated and onsite outbreak surveillance has been carried out by the Royal Center for Disease Control (RCDC), District Health Sectors and the Vector-Borne Disease Control Programme …

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156 Thimphu students take up summer farming

A total of 156 students from various schools in Thimphu have signed up to participate in the School Agriculture Program and spend their summer break experiencing the life of a farmer. Agriculture minister Yeshey Dorji said the program will introduce youth to farming practices and expressed his appreciation to students …

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