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In-country MBBS course underway

Following the strike in medical colleges in Sri Lanka and India, which lead to the disruption of classes of 127 Bhutanese medical students studying there, the government is looking at instituting an in-country MBBS degree. Based on reports the Education Minister Lyonpo Norbu Wangchuk said the colleges, which were shut …

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Former employee sentenced to three years in jail for embezzlement

A former employee of Ugen Trading House has been sentenced to a three-year non-compoundable prison term for embezzlement, according to a verdict passed on October 3rd by the Thimphu Dzongkhag Court. The company filed a civil case against Tashi Choki Dorji in 2012, following his termination for alleged embezzlement of …

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Out-door gym well received in Shedra

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Monks of the Lekshey Juney Shedra in Punakha say that the recently installed open-air gym is helping them lead more healthy and physically active lifestyles. For Lopen Namgay Dorji, 60, the facility has proved a good remedy to control his Blood Pressure (BP). For him, regular exercise at the out-door …

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New water source for Dagapela means new town can make headway

Dagapela’s new township, which is still being finalized, will source its water supply from Lamechhu under Karna gewog, 31 kms away, according to Dagana dzongkhag officials. “The only option for the long term water supply is to source it from Lammechhu,” said Dzongkhag engineer Jamyang Dorji. “The other option is …

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Medical Certificates to be made uniform

The health ministry is planning to standardize the format and fee for issuing medical certificate, a required document when applying for driving license, employment and employment or study abroad. As of now there is disparity in fee and format of the Medical Certificate (MC) issued by different hospitals in the …

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DGPC to build Nu 400 mn office in Babesa by 2018

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The Druk Green Power Corporation Ltd (DGPC), the country’s hydropower generating company, will have its own corporate office by October 2018. The construction of the office began in Babesa earlier this year near the road going up to the botanical gardens. Druk Green, established in January 2008, decided to build …

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