Thursday, April 2, 2020

Donating her kidney to a total stranger

Dec 3, 2019

If you have an impulse to kindness, act on it. That's what 29-year-old Tshering Choden from Pema Gatshel did. Without giving a second thought, she donated one of her kidneys to save someone's life. Interestingly, that someone is a total stranger.

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Towards a clean environment – more vigorously- a waste management business

Nov 6, 2019

It is said one man’s trash is another man’s treasure. And this has turned out to be true for a family in Trashigang that has ventured into a waste management business.

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‘Pangbara/Kambja’ cultivation on the decline

Nov 4, 2019

Upland paddy cultivation was once widely practised in the eastern region as well as in a few districts like Zhemgang and Sarpang. But farmers slowly stopped the cultivation. But there is one man in Lamthang under Goshing Gewog in Zhemgang who still cultivate upland paddy.

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Bhutan’s first woman satellite engineer

Oct 15, 2019

Space engineering is globally still considered as a male-dominated profession. However, in Bhutan, Yeshi Choden helped break this stereotype when she became the first woman satellite engineer in the country.

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COVID-19 pandemic, a blessing in disguise for milk production units in Trongsa

Apr 2, 2020

While the coronavirus pandemic has disrupted many businesses in the country, it has been a blessing in disguise for a milk-processing unit (MPUs) in Draagkteng Village, Trongsa.

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COVID-19 cases closing in on a million globally

Apr 2, 2020

COVID-19 cases globally crossed 950,000 with the highest infection of over 200,000 reported in the United States. The death toll has climbed above 5000 in the US. The international media also reported that the US federal government's reserves of protective equipment and medical supplies were almost exhausted.

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WFP donates two mobile food storage units

Apr 2, 2020

The World Food Programme (WFP) donated two mobile food storage units to the government today for COVID-19 response.

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The front line warriors return home

Apr 1, 2020

Answering the nation’s call, sacrificing their comfort, and taking up arms against the invisible enemy, the 17-member team who treated the first COVID-19 patient in the country returned home to their families on Monday. Like heroes, which they are, they again wait to answer the nation’s call again if required.  

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Hailstorm damages crops in Punakha

Apr 1, 2020

A hailstorm this afternoon damaged around 15 acres of vegetable, crop and fruit farms in Ngedrupchhu chiwog of Chhubu Gewog in Punakha.

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UNDP and NSB to assess the socio-economic impact of COVID-19

Apr 1, 2020

Prime Minister Dr Lotay Tshering, in most of the COVID-19 press briefings, shared that more than 50,000 Bhutanese working in the tourism sector, including hoteliers, travel agents and tour guides, remain severely affected after the government restricted incoming tourists following the 1st case of COVID-19 in the country on 5th March.

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Thursday, April 2(9th Day of 2nd Bhutanese Month)
GOOD DAY TOTo make regular offerings only.
NOT A GOOD DAYTo consecrate, appease local deities, start education, appoint to new post, roof house, shift house, hoist Lungdhar,enter new house, start new business, hand and take over office, seek astrological predication,marry and sell land.
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April 3

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