About 100 students from 10 schools in eastern Bhutan participated in a week-long winter Youth Art Camp at Drametse Central School that ended on January 12Kuensel

NC to discuss crucial policy issues

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At a time when Bhutanese are debating whether overseas employment could have been exploited by some individuals and agents to traffic young Bhutanese women to the Middle Eastern countries, the national council (NC) is set to deliberate on legislation and strategies to address human trafficking. The chairperson of social and culture affair committee of NC, Kesang Chuki Dorjee, said that the issue was of great concern to the nation.
About 100 students from 10 schools in eastern Bhutan participated in a week-long winter Youth Art Camp at Drametse Central School that ended on January 12Kuensel

Trongsa court cancels former lecturer’s bail 

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Trongsa court cancelled the bail of the author of the book ‘Turning point’ and former lecturer of Taktse college yesterday. Trongsa police on January 13 submitted to the court that the content of the book, released recently, was related to the police investigation and sexual harassment case that the author was involved in. Its publication and distribution was sub judice. The defendant was on conditional bail since July 2019.
About 100 students from 10 schools in eastern Bhutan participated in a week-long winter Youth Art Camp at Drametse Central School that ended on January 12Kuensel

Accountant embezzles more than Nu 8.4M

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A former accountant of Samdrupcholing drungkhag misused and embezzled more than Nu 8.4 million (M) government funds through fraudulent and deceptive practice. The Royal Audit Authority (RAA) pointed this out in its financial audit report for July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018. The accounts assistant, according to RAA, misappropriated more than Nu 5M by forging and tampering documents and records, double, excess and inadmissible booking of pay and allowances, misuse of fund transfer, leave encashment, leave and travel concessions, irregular booking and adjustment of advances and inflating contractors’ claims in 2016-2017 and Nu 3.3M in 2017-2018 financial years.
A total of 230 people including guests and tourists availed the health services at Dangochang in Soe in last OctoberKuensel

Health issues mounting in the mountains

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About half the women examined for cervical cancer in Soe and Lingzhi gewogs of Thimphu in October,  last year showed abnormal Pap smear results. A total of 12 women availed the test. 
Inside the master bedroomKuensel

Fire in one of the apartments in Changbangdu

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Residents in Changbangdu contained a fire in one of the apartments before it could spread to the rest of the building yesterday morning.  Tenants of the apartment left to Phuentsholing to perform their annual ritual three days ago. 
Loday Phuntsho collects parts to fix a wheelchairKuensel

A physiotherapist of a different sort

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In 2016, when Loday Phuntsho joined Gidakom hospital in Thimphu as a Physiotherapist a pile of broken wheelchairs at the Physiotherapy unit caught his attention. 
There are about 42,000 yaks in the country today (File photo)Kuensel

Custodian of northern borders are leaving their homes 

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Every year people from the mountains descend to the plains for warmth and comfort. But for some this is no more a seasonal migration. 
About 100 students from 10 schools in eastern Bhutan participated in a week-long winter Youth Art Camp at Drametse Central School that ended on January 12Kuensel

Trongsa police request court to issue an injunction order

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Trongsa police requested the dzongkhag court to issue an injunction order to stop the distribution of a book titled ‘Turning point’, which was written by a former lecturer of the College of Language and Cultural Studies (CLCS) in Taktse, Trongsa.
Bloom Network members making items for home decorKuensel

Youth groups struggle to survive

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A group of 15 youth, who call themselves ‘Bloom Network’, are spending their winter vacation making handmade products and selling as many as possible. 
Demolished Changjiji bridgeKuensel

New Changjiji bazaam to use modern materials 

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After remaining closed for over 18 months, the reconstruction of the Changjiji cantilever bridge has begun a fortnight ago. 
Over the last decade more than 105,000 dogs were sterilised in the countryKuensel

Engaging residents to curb dog population   

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After more than a decade of discussing stray dog problems in the country, authorities are still looking for a viable solution. 
About 100 students from 10 schools in eastern Bhutan participated in a week-long winter Youth Art Camp at Drametse Central School that ended on January 12Kuensel

GNHC and UNDP sign USD 25.3M GCF project 

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The Gross National Happiness Commission (GNHC) and UNDP signed a project for which USD 25.3 million through the Green Climate Fund (GCF) on January 10 at GNHC office. 
About 100 students from 10 schools in eastern Bhutan participated in a week-long winter Youth Art Camp at Drametse Central School that ended on January 12Kuensel

Art camp at Drametse Central School to engage youth

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About 100 students from eastern dzongkhags attended a weeklong winter youth art camp in Drametse Central School in Mongar from January 6.