English | Dzongkha Saturday, September 21, 2019

BBSC’ weekly news magazine programme in sign language

Deaf persons in the country can now watch and understand news broadcast by Bhutan Broadcasting Service television. This is following the introduction of the sign language programme in line with the weekly news magazine programme, Bhutan This Week by BBS.

Safe handling of POL products

Petrol pump stations are particularly hazardous workplace because they store and sell a highly flammable product. To sensitize the general public on the safe handling of Petroleum, Oil and Lubricant products and to avoid a potential disaster in petroleum retail outlets, an awareness workshop was conducted by the Indian Oil Corporation.

Delay in reporting of dengue outbreak hampered interventions

Eighty new cases of dengue were reported in the Phuntsholing hospital on Wednesday bringing the total number of dengue cases to 3,389 in the country. Officials at the health conference in Tsirang said if the Phuntsholing hospital had reported to the Ministry immediately after the first suspected case, it would have helped in controlling the dengue outbreak. 

Tensung FC wins the first edition of Thimphu League 2019

Tensung FC has been crowned the champions of the first edition of Thimphu League 2019. They defeated FC Takin 2-0 in the finals played yesterday. With the win, Tensung FC is now promoted to the Second Division Competition, Bhutan Super League which will be played next year.

8 months pregnant woman succumbed to dengue fever

Dengue fever claimed yet another life, taking the total number of death to six.

An 8-year-old raped and murdered

Paro police found a body of an eight-year-old girl near Satsam area in Paro today. According to police, the deceased was sexually assaulted and murdered. The incident is believed to have happened yesterday evening.

18 individuals disallowed to collect cordyceps in Soe

Eighteen individuals of Soe Gewog in Lingzhi could not collect cordyceps this year. The forest officials from the Jigme Dorji National Park (JDNP) claimed that these people could not fulfil criteria as per the cordyceps collection guideline.

MHPA’s unit 1 under maintenance

The first Unit of 720MW Mangdechhu Hydroelectric Project Authority in Trongsa is temporarily shutdown since the 7th of this month. The management said, one of the components inside the turbine, the ‘throw ring’, needed modification to minimize the spillage or leakage of oil, which lubricates to spin the turbines smoothly.

HAIs highest at National Referral Hospital, a survey reveals

According to a daylong survey conducted last year, the national referral hospital recorded the highest Healthcare Acquired Infections (HAIs) with more than 30 patients. Some 370 patients were surveyed in 15 district hospitals.  

Education ministry targets 75% adult literacy rate by 2023

The education ministry targets to achieve 75 per cent adult literacy rate by 2023. The education minister shared this during the International Literacy Day early this month. At present, the adult literacy rate stands at 66.6 per cent. 

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