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ARI outbreak in Sherubling and Nangkhor schools

This week, the students in Sherubling Central School in Trongsa reported high fever, body ache and some other sickness like fatigue and cough. Following the high number of absentees in schools, it was confirmed that about more than 70 students were infected with Influenza-like illness (ILI) also known as acute respiratory infection …

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Toll free national consumer helpline to protect consumers

The Office of Consumer Protection (OCP) launched the toll free national consumer helpline number 1214 to provide access for consumer to communicate with OCP. “Toll free number will help engage consumers and make it easier to reach out for help, anytime without being charged,”OCP said. According to OCP’s Officiating Director, …

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Bhutan’s first satellite Bhutan-1 to orbit for 6 to 9 months

The development of Bhutan’s first satellite, a CubeSat called Bhutan-1, has been completed and will be delivered to the Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) in April, for launch. This update was shared during a video press conference earlier this week that was organised by the Kyushu Institute of Technology (Kyutech), …

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Understanding the facilitation booth

According to Namgay Tshering, ICT head at the Election Commission of Bhutan (ECB), the office after conducting Learning from Experience Programs (LEP), observed that voters always found casting votes through postal ballot as a complicated and lengthy process with many forms to be filled. “So ECB started reviewing the facility …

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NC poll day on 20th April

The Royal Decree calling the National Council Elections and setting the process in motion was issued on the 15th of February 2018 with poll day on 20th April The aspiring Candidates are specifically being notified that, they must invariably be present at the Zomdu at 9 a.m. sharp as per …

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Bhutan marks ‘Safer Internet Day’ for children

With the evolution of gadgets like smart phones and tablets, Internet accessibility is just a tap of the finger for children and youth. But there is risk of exposing children to inappropriate content and cyber bullying. To help promote positive use of Internet, Bhutan joined the global community to mark …

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