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NCDs a growing problem in Bhutan says 2015 National Health report

Ministry of Health’s Annual Health Bulletin 2015 states that the emerging habits of smoking, drinking alcohol, physical inactivity as well as salty diet and poor nutrition are the major causes of the increasing Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs). The most prevalent NCDs in Bhutan, among others, are diabetes, cancers, chronic obstructive pulmonary …

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Sarpang tops the Annual Performance Agreement review

Sarpang, with a score of 98.9 out of 100 in the Annual Performance Agreement (APA) review for the fiscal year 2014-2015, tops the socio-economic development performance list of 20 dzongkhags in the country. The position was declared the Prime Minister at an event on July 20 in Thimphu. The review …

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Govt cannot stop civil servants dollar rush to Australia: PM

A journalist, during the 17th Meet-the-Press session, asked the Prime minister on the plans and polices to retain professional government servants as many of them are moving to Australia to work in fields not relevant to them. Lyonchhen Tshering Tobgay said that the government cannot stop people from moving to …

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Focus on Education reforms: State of Tsa-Wa-Sum 2015

The government has made remarkable progress in ensuring access to education, the annual State of Tsa-Wa-Sum 2015 report claimed. With 551 schools and 107 extended classrooms, almost every child in Bhutan is in school in accordance with the country’s principle that every citizen must be given an opportunity to be …

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Govt’s plans to address rupee shortage questioned

Member of Parliament (MP) of Wamrong, Karma Tenzin, questioned the Ministry of Finance on the measures taken by the government to ease rupee shortage in the country, during the question- hour session of the National Assembly yesterday. He said that Bhutanese shopkeepers are charged 6 percent to 8 percent extra …

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