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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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Bhutan receives much needed 3 CT scan machines from Japan

The Government of Japan handed over seven medical equipments for the national and regional referral hospitals to the Ministry of Health on friday. The total cost incurred for the equipment is around 4.5 million USD (Nu 306 million) inclusive of insurance, installation, operational training and maintenance service for four years. …

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Mismatch between teacher’s qualifications and requirements

The mismatch between teachers’ subject qualification and subject teacher requirement in the schools continues to remain as a challenge, as per the education ministry. A related major challenge also remains in deploying the teachers as per the level of training they received. The national average student teacher ratio as of …

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