English | Dzongkha Friday, October 20, 2017

His Majesty grants audience to the ADB President

His Majesty the King granted an audience to the President of Asian Development Bank (ADB) Haruhiko Kuroda today. He arrived in the Kingdom yesterday on a three day official visit.

Damsang Dzong, history lost

Dzongs or the fortresses in the past served as an effective defense for the country. While most Dzongs can still be seen today, some lay in ruins. One such ruins can be seen in Dzongsar village under Tendu Geog.

It is in Lhuentse this time

Schools in Tangmachu and Autsho in Lhuentse are closed for a week, beginning Tuesday as over 270 students reported to the hospital with flu like symptoms.

Conserving the endangered Tigers

Historically, it was believed that there were over 100,000 tigers existing in the world. However, the number has been decreasing gradually. In line with this July 29 is observed as Global Tiger Day.

Work permits needed in border towns

Come October and all Bhutanese employers in the border towns will have to get labour permits for any kind of foreign workers’ services.

Ensuring steady and sufficient blood supply

The Health Ministry is in the process of reviewing the National Blood Plan. The plan aims to ensure a steady and sufficient supply of blood towards achieving 100% blood voluntary donation by the end of the 10th Five Year Plan.

Another outbreak, school closed

(UPDATE) An outbreak of Influenza A has now been reported in Damphu Lower Secondary School, in Tsirang. One student, out of 15 samples collected, tested positive of Influenza A yesterday.

Conjunctivitis outbreak in Gelephu

Gelephu has been hit by conjunctivitis, commonly known as “red eye”. Over 100 cases are reported every day and majority of them are children. According to the health officials from the Gelephu Central Referral Hospital, the conjunctivitis cases were reported last month. But the number has increased in the last three days.

300 students suffer from ARIs

More than 300 students of Tendu Higher Secondary School in Samtse were reported sick with Acute Respiratory Infections (ARIs). The students were suffering from throat pain and common cold symptoms.

Tertiary Education Compact signed

The Prime Minister Lyonchhen Jigmi Y Thinley and the Education Minister Lyonpo Thakur Singh Powdyel signed the Tertiary Education Compact yesterday.

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