Million Tree Project for an ecologically sound Bhutan 

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About 60 households of Kawang gewog in Thimphu received 150 fruit trees as a part of the “Million Trees Project”, launched in Thimphu yesterday. 

Aftercare of rescued animals found lacking

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Despite the good intention in rescue animals, the current practice was doing more harm than good to the animals as they compromise their safety and risk an outbreak of new diseases in the country. 

India’s deteriorating Covid situation should come as a warning to Bhutan

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Daily new Covid-19 cases are breaking records in India as the country grapples with a highly contagious and lethal second wave of the pandemic.    On Monday, India set a new record of 168,912 new Covid-19 cases in 24 hours overtaking Brazil as the second-most affected country in the world. 

104-year-old vaccine recipient hopes to visit his village

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Every year, Dorji Penjor Drukpa, a retired forester in Lhamoidzingkha, Dagana visits his home in Punakha to meet his wife and children. He could not do so last year because of the pandemic.

Landslide threatens Dobji Dzong

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As usual, Dobji Lam Yeshi completed the night study and was on his way to the toilet when something nearby rumbled.  It was at around 9.30pm. Some of them at the shedra (monastic school) ran to the exit door of the courtyard.

T/yangtse Dzongkhag as a tourist destination in the east

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Trashiyangtse Dzongkhag is known for many sacred pilgrimage sites (nye) scattered across the dzongkhag.  Gomkora, Chortenkora, Omba, Pemaling, Dechenphodrang, Kharchendrag and Rigsumgoenpa to name just a few. It is also home to the national butterfly, Ludlow’s Bhutan Glory, and roosting ground for the endangered Black-necked crane in winter. 

12th Plan LG budget unchanged despite reprioritisation

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The Gross National Happiness Commission (GNHC) has revised the 12th Plan’s capital outlay to Nu 117.15 billion (B) from Nu 116.156B to accommodate the urgent priorities in response to Covid-19 pandemic. 

Business and Entrepreneurship to replace Commerce subject

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Starting this academic session, class XI and XII will study a new curriculum on business and entrepreneurship in place of Commerce subject. 

Sorig Zhiney and Luejong for physical and mental well-being for frontliners

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The health ministry’s Department of Traditional Medicine Services (DTMS), through funding from World Health Organisation (WHO) launched Sorig Zhiney and Luejong training for Covid-19 frontline responders in the country yesterday.

NEC and thromde to introduce coloured bins and vehicles for waste collection

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Used sanitary pads, discarded facemasks, bloodstained bandages, vegetables and fruit peels all came in a bin of a house in Changzamtok. 

Remote Chebisa to get 4G network in August

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Remote Chebisa village in Lingzhi gewog, Thimphu, will be connected with B-mobile 4G network in August this year.  The area has 2G network today.  

Change in health facility name did not improve service delivery

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With only two health staff in Jigmecholing primary health centre (PHC), officials said they face difficulty in providing timely service to the people. The centre had three officials until 2018 but an official was transferred to Chuzergang gewog when the BHU grade I was upgraded to a hospital.

BCSEA will find out reasons for the decrease in overall pass percentage

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With an overall pass percentage of 90.63, the Bhutan Higher Secondary Education Certificate (BHSEC) result saw a decrease in the overall pass percentage this year by 0.92 percent compared to 2019.