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Maiden for the bull’s eye

Karma, 29, has become the first ever athlete from Bhutan to qualify for an Olympic quota place in any sport. She won a recurve women archery spot for Tokyo 2020 during the Asian Continental Qualification Tournament (CQT) in Bangkok. Karma stood at 31st rank in the CQT before pre-qualifying for …

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CSI flagship and import substitution

The first formal presentation for the Cottage Scale Industries (CSI) flagship plan was held at the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) on 28 November, in the presence of the Prime Minister, representatives from the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MoEA), Gross National Happiness Commission (GNHC) and the media. The presentation highlighted the …

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LEP youth can get help from the government: PM says

The youth and parents affected by the Japan ‘Learn and Earn Program’ (LEP) met with the Prime Minister (Dr) Lotay Tshering yesterday. The meeting discussed on ways the youth and the government can come together to solve the Japan issue. The Prime Minister also gave clarification on various issue related …

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Premature birth as biggest cause of newborn deaths

The main cause of neonatal death in the country is prematurity birth. Ministry of Health (MoH) found the conditions associated with prematurity are birth asphyxia, sepsis, congenital malformation, aspiration and other conditions. Every year, MoH comes out with the annual maternal and newborn death report, and it found that more …

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Familiarization visit of Bhutanese journalists to India

A 15-member group of young Bhutanese journalists representing the spectrum of the audio-visual and print media of Bhutan have embarked on a familiarization visit to India (Delhi, Bodh Gaya and Mumbai) from 17-23 November 2019. During this visit, which coincided with the visit of  Foreign Minister of Bhutan to India, …

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JDWNRH to have centralized admission for patients

Jigme Dorji Wangchuck National Referral Hospital (JDWNRH) has introduced a Central Admission for inpatients, from 11 November, to ease the admission process and bed management system. Deputy Superintendent of Nursing, JDWNRH, Tshering Dema, said JDWNRH is a 350 bedded hospital. The increase in different services and increase in the emergency …

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Nu 1 billion flagship program for organic farming with Sikkim in mind

Recognizing the importance of organic farming to the environment, sustainable livelihood, health and nutrition, the government launched the National Organic Flagship Program in July 2019. The task force members under the Ministry of Agriculture and Forests (MoAF) drafted the proposal on supporting organic sector development towards enhanced food security and …

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