Appointment system a ‘no show’

Six more departments will start appointment system by September this year Six months since the appointment system at Jigme Dorji Wangchuck National Referral Hospital (JDWNRH) started and it has gained little popularity. People did not turn up for their appointments after making one for the day. Talking to Business Bhutan, the Medical Superintendent of JDWNRH, […]

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My Spirit and I – Vinita Dawra Nangia

While we may tame our social selves, our inner selves live on unencumbered and unshackled – true and childlike forever. My spirit jumps up to dance in the rain while I lag behind, hesitating, calculating, wondering …and then discarding. She looks in through the window, beckoning, wondering, pleading…. and then gives up on me. She […]

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As we head to the polls

Politics and elections are taking position of prominence and importance lately, going by reports in the media and talks doing the round in town. Most events and activities for now have at least something to do with politics or the upcoming elections. A sense of urgency and busyness, among political parties and candidates, the Election […]

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1,159 forestry offence cases recorded last year

The Ministry of Agriculture and Forests (MoAF) apprehended and detected 1,159 offence cases in 2017. The crimes committed comprised mainly hunting and poaching of wild animals and their parts, smuggling and illegal sale and misuse of timber products, collection of non-wood forest products without permit and other illegal activities. Despite frequent patrolling and active vigil, […]

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Triumphing against the odds

Thirty-one-year-old Pema Tshering from Tshakarling in Mongar was diagnosed with cerebral palsy since birth but today Pema is an independent entrepreneur earning almost Nu 20,000 on an average in a month, He is one of the most recognized painters and wood-carvers in Bhutan. He was abandoned at the tender age of six when his parents […]

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