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Central school in Dagana sees an increasing number of dropouts

The Central School system has started from this year in every district with the ultimate aim being to provide the best facilities including good food, education and every other requirement of students. However, the Central school in Dagana called the Geserling Middle Secondary School has had a bumpy start with …

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Cleaning up the nooks and crannies of Thimphu

Much of Thimphu is clean, at least for the time being, thanks to the waste management control carried by the Thimphu Thromde and Greener Way. But it seems there are always some nooks and corners around Thimphu where garbage, mainly waste plastics and papers, are thrown and pile up. One …

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Plenty of IT graduates but limited jobs available

IT Park at Babesa

Statistics show that each year there is an increasing number of IT graduates and lesser jobs to go around. According to the Ministry of Labour and Human Resources, the IT job vacancy in government agencies has reached a saturation point. This is main reason why one of the biggest groups …

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Further plans for the National Reading Year

The National Reading Year was launched as a tribute to the 60th Birth Anniversary of the Fourth Druk Gyalpo, and shall continue to be one of the main programs for years to come. After numerous initiatives on the National Reading Year, Director of Royal Education Council (REC), Kezang Choden Dorji, …

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Schools dance to the tune of local cable channels

You may have switched on a local cable channel to see young students dancing away at school concerts to western, bollywood, regional and traditional songs. However, while the shows are popular among both the youth and elderly there are ethical questions emerging on exposing youth to such a wide audience …

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Three new gates under construction in Thimphu


Three gates are presently under construction in Thimphu supervised by the Chardi Committee. The main purpose for the construction of these gates are to commemorate the 60th Birth Anniversary of His Majesty the Fourth Druk Gyalpo. The gates will have unique and traditional designs with many religious features. Out of …

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A long wait for MRI and CT scans in JDWNRH

Jigme Dorji Wangchuck National Referral Hospital (JDWNRH) has only one Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) machine and one Computed Tomography (CT) scan machine. And both the machines are old and do not function well with occasional breakdowns. Therefore, the patients have to wait for a longer time then what their doctors …

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We are addressing doctor shortages: MoH Minister

During the meet-the-press session held yesterday, the Health Minister Lyonpo Tandin said that in order to curb the doctor shortage in the country, the department has requested the Royal Civil Service Commission to waive the pre entry examination for the doctors and has also negotiated with Ministry of Education (MoE) …

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