English | Dzongkha Tuesday, December 18, 2018

JAB-CHOR, a platform to bring together start-ups and investors

The Royal Monetary Authority (RMA) in collaboration with relevant stakeholders launched JAB-CHOR, a platform to bring together young entrepreneurs and investors.

Bumthang starts winter vegetable cultivation

The Bumthang Dzongkhag Administration has initiated a winter vegetable cultivation program for the first time to meet the dzongkhag’s vegetable requirements in winter months. Through the program, 112 households in the four Gewogs cultivated vegetables in over eight acres of land.

Reducing deaths from NCDs through cross-sectoral approach

Despite having a multi-sectoral mechanism in place, challenges persist in prevention and control of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in the country.

Male victims of domestic violence

The number could be comparatively low but domestic violence does affect men too. More than 150 men reported experiencing emotional violence this year, according to RENEW. This is an increase of 142 from 25 last year.

ACC and Institute of Mind sign MoU to fight corruption

In a move aimed at enhancing cooperation and collaboration to prevent and combat corruption, the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Institute of Mind of the Zhung Dratshang today.

Rotary Club donates health equipment worth over Nu 10 M

The Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) Department of the Jigme Dorji Wangchuck National Referral Hospital (JDWNRH) in Thimphu is now equipped with a laser system. It will help in carrying out head and neck cancer surgeries. Taichung East Rotary Club from Taiwan donated the health equipment worth over Nu 10 M to the hospital yesterday.

No police outpost required in Lhoongtsho and Yoeselpang

The police say there is no need to open an outpost in Lhoongtsho and Yoeselpang under Chang Gewog in Thimphu. They said it is not feasible since an outpost is established based on the population size and crime rate.

More women report domestic violence

40-year old Tashi (name changed for privacy) suffered for 11 long years in an abusive marriage to an alcoholic husband. He wouldn’t come home until late into night and then beat her up, scaring their children.

Bhutan loses to Thailand in ongoing ICC U-19 cricket

The Bhutanese under-19 cricket team lost their third match of the ongoing world cup qualifier Asia division 2 to Thailand today.

Gyadrungs to be relieved by March next year

A directive from the home ministry asking all gewog offices to relieve the existing Gyadrungs or Gewog Clerks has the local leaders in Lhuentse worried.

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