DEMOCRACY IN ACTION

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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ECB answers third party’s queries

In the month of February, Social Democratic Party (SDP) submitted nine queries to the Election Commission of Bhutan (ECB) on legislative rule on political parties, their formation and organization. The first question was  on what is needed for  advance information and approval from “appropriate authorities” before organizing public meetings and …

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Housing loan suspended, 33 people file petition

Thirty-three people whose housing loans were suspended by financial institutions following directives from the Royal Monetary Authority (RMA) have filed a petition to the central bank. This situation arose in the aftermath of the rupee crisis. However, the Thimphu Thromde (TCC) has approved the construction of the petitioners’ houses but …

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