English | Dzongkha Tuesday, October 19, 2021

New fire van to improve services in Punakha

The lack of appropriate fire-fighting equipment has delayed effective and prompt fire-related emergency response in Punakha. However, the new fire van is expected to improve the services. Last year, Punakha recorded seven fire disasters including three house fires which claimed a life.

Biogas use gaining popularity in Pema Gatshel

A few years ago, five households of Bartseri in Pema Gatshel decided to try biogas. They were the first ones in the district to opt for the alternate source of clean energy. Today, looking back, the people say it has been a wise decision. 

Self-funded PGDE graduates disappointed with National Contract Teachers selection outcome

Dissatisfied with the interview results, a group of self-funded Postgraduate Diploma in Dzongkha Education (PGDE) graduates is claiming that selection interview for this year’s National Contract Teacher (NCT) recruitment was not conducted in a fair and just manner. They want the education ministry to review the interview process and outcome. 

Schools in need of sports infrastructure – Punakha

Games and sports in schools are important. Besides keeping children physically fit, it also helps them develop confidence and leadership skills. But at Thinleygang Primary School and Kabesa Central School in Punakha, access to sports is a challenge due to the lack of proper sports infrastructure.

Need to professionalize domestic helpers, finds RIGSS research

Nearly 70 per cent of the youths are interested to work as professional domestic helpers in the country. This is as per the finding from a research paper titled “Professionalising Domestic Help.” The Royal Institute for Governance and Strategic Studies (RIGSS) in Phuentshogling launched the research paper today. It is to mark the 8th anniversary of its establishment.

Entertainment centres can now open: PMO

All entertainment centres except drayangs will be allowed to re-open beginning today in low risks areas. A news release from the Prime Minister ‘s Office said cinema halls, karaoke venues, discotheques, pubs, snooker, LIVE music and nightclubs can now open till 10 PM.

People with mental health illnesses still confronted with social stigmatization

For so long, experts and advocates have been trying to make people understand mental health illnesses. But to date, not many Bhutanese consider it as a problem. Social stigmatization still exists. Experts say, stigma prevents people from seeking help and becomes a stumbling block to treatment.

Mental and behavioural disorders on the rise

If the number of people with mental health issues is any indication, then, more people are suffering from this medical condition. People have anxiety disorders, depression and eating disorders among many others. Mental health problems affect the way you think, feel and behave. They are problems that can be diagnosed by a doctor.

Pandemic affects Kishuthara weavers

The COVID-19 pandemic disrupted businesses across the country and the weaving community is no exception. Well known for Kishuthara, women of Khangma under Yurung Gewog in Pema Gatshel are struggling to sell the textile. Taking help of social media, the weavers are trying to market it online, but that is not truly helping them.

Tsheydra Goenba Lhakhang consecrated

Dorji Lopen consecrated the newly constructed Tsheydra Goenba Lhakhang in Naja Gewog under Paro today. A massive earthquake severely damaged the Lhakhang in 2010. Nearly 200 families in three villages will use the Lhakhang to offer prayers and conduct rituals.

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