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ARI outbreak infects around 170 in Sengdhyen LSS in Samtse

An outbreak of Acute Respiratory Infection (ARI) has been reported this week in Sengdhyen Lower Secondary School in Dorokha, Samtse with total of 171 people infected so far. This includes three villagers and a few teachers in the school. The first case was reported among 20 students last Saturday, after …

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Outgoing PM signs order relinquishing the cabinet

Following the Royal Kasho appointing the members of the Interim Government, Dasho Tshering Tobgay, Prime Minister and Minister signed the handing-taking of the office with the Cabinet Secretary and Secretaries of the respective Ministries. At the Tashichhodzong, the Prime Minister and Ministers offered Choemay and nyen-dhar at Dukhang and Kuenra. …

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National Youth Awards, the first of its kind, to be held

Youth Caring Community (YCC) in collaboration with Nazhoen Lamtoen will be marking the International Youth Day on 11-12 August, highlighting the theme “Safe Spaces for Youths”.  The day will also recognize and award outstanding young leaders. The two-day event aims to create safe and exciting platforms for the youth to …

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ARI outbreak in Sangkama, Mongar

The Basic Health Unit (BHU) in Jurmey gewog in Mongar was alerted of an Acute Respiratory Illness (ARI) outbreak after a number of people contracted the disease in Sangkama chiwog in Mongar under Jurmey gewog last week. The count is more than 25 cases of ARI. Located around twelve kilometers …

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Tshimasham and Tshimalakha worried about bypass impact

Not everyone is  happy with the Damchu-Chukha bypass opening. Villagers who have business establishments in Tshimasham and Tshimalakha are now worried. The Chukha Dzongda, Minjur Dorji, said that the bypass road will have a few negative impacts on the people in the two gewogs. He said, “The hoteliers in Tshimasham …

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BKP completes 47 candidates and will have convention on 21st July

The Bhutan Kuen-Nyam Party (BKP) announced that it now has 47 candidates to compete for the 2018 polls. The last two candidates were Dorji Tshering from Nubi-Tangsbi constituency and Karma Wangzom Dorji from Bartsam-Shongphu constituency. Dorji Tshering has a Masters Degree in Educational Management and Planning from the University of …

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Detainee rearrested

Royal Bhutan Police (RBP) re-arrested a 28-year-old detainee who escaped from Thimphu District Court on 19 June at around 10:30 AM. RBP arrested the man in Samtse on 10 July, after which the suspect was located back in Thimphu for a court hearing on 12 July. The suspect was initially …

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