DEMOCRACY IN ACTION

Reality TV shows: boon or bane?

Reality TV shows are showing no signs of slowing down with six already aired on the national TV (Bhutan Broadcasting Services). But the concerns that if such shows are healthy for the participants, especially children, in the absence of clear-cut guidelines to monitor the proceedings are rising. A media practitioner …

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Community forest manual to be revised

A stakeholder workshop which was attended by forestry officials from territorial divisions, dzongkhags, parks, and College of Natural Resources among others concluded yesterday with  a resolution to revise the four-part Community Forestry (CF) manual of Bhutan first published in 2004 by Social Forestry and Extension Division (SFED), Department of Forest …

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Two killed in car accident

A 35-year old teacher and 32-year old warden of Sengdhyen Lower Secondary School in Dorokha under Samtse dzongkhag were killed in a car accident which occurred around 9pm on 26th March. There were five passengers in the car, all of them school staff. They were travelling to a place called …

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Wrong diagnoses ails!

A 35-year old woman had pain in her leg and was operated on in the Thimphu Hospital. A few days later, her back swelled up so she had to undergo a second surgery. Her body started to dysfunction after that and she had a problem going to the bathroom. This …

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Miracle grain husk pillows to ward off ailments

Imagine a magical pillow that ails in hyper-tension and diabetes among other lifestyle diseases. It is not a joke. The humble buckwheat pillow is already popular in Bumthang, Japan and other countries for medicinal purposes and the demand for it has slowly and steadily been increasing in Thimphu, too. Apart from ensuring sound sleep, …

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Red Panda cub yet to be relocated

Although there are plans to relocate Phub Dem, a Red Panda rescued from Trongsa by Forest Protection and Surveillance Unit (FPSU) of Department of Forests and Park Services (DoFPS) as a two-month old cub, to Lamperi Botanical Park (RBP), it could not be done till date. This according to officials of the Wildlife Conservation Division (WCD) is due to budget constraints. “Lamperi …

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Radio High 92.7 FM – now ‘low’ and ‘off air’

  Radio High, the fifth FM radio station in Thimphu, has been ‘off air’ for more than three months for unknown reasons. Radio stations are mandated to notify BICMA in the event of interruption in broadcasting for more than two days. Bhutan InfoComm and Media Authoritys (BICMA) Chief Information and Media Officer, Lakshuman …

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No bridge but a library and resource center

Chuzergang gewog in Gelephu which is cut off from the rest of the world during monsoon due to the torrential Mao Khola now has something to rejoice over if not a bridge. Yesterday, Rural Education and Development (READ) and the Chuzergang community signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to establish …

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