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Education heads meet to work on education reforms

Bhutan Education Blueprint 2014-2024, highlights a speech by His Majesty the King on the importance of education, “…Education is empowering- it’s a social equalizer and facilitates self-discovery, which leads to realizing one’s full potential. Good education gives a child a fair shot at success and ensures that a person’s achievement …

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Storm warning for north and west Bhutan

A weather forecast from the Department of Hydromet Services has predicted severe weather of strong, gusty winds of more than 30 metres per second, over the northern and some northwestern parts of Bhutan from Saturday night to Sunday morning with the possibility of light rainfall or snow over western, central …

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House razed to the ground

On 5 January 2016, a semi permanent house was razed to ground at around 7.30 om at Sherubling Higher Secondary School, Trongsa. The house was occupied by Sonam Gyeltshen, a teacher in Sherubling Primary school and during the time of incident the house was empty and so there was no …

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BNCA to conduct surprise checks nationwide

Bhutan Narcotics Control Agency (BNCA) has been conducting surprise tobacco inspection checks in other dzongkhags after it started the checks in Thimphu. The aim of the inspection is to make people aware of the Tobacco Control Act. BNCA along with its stakeholders conducted surprise tobacco inspections from December 25- 30 …

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Advertisement policy stuck due to delayed circulation audit

The advertisement policy and guidelines based on paper circulation audit conducted in 2014 has been discussed in two consecutive meetings within ministries, the cabinet and the media houses. MoIC Minister DN Dhungyel said that only five media houses participated in the audit in 2014, and therefore, the process could not …

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Climate change issues not getting the limelight it deserves

News reporting on climate change issues is apparently much less compared to the news coverage on crimes and political issues. This was pointed out during a recent brainstorming session conducted by Bhutan and Media and Communications Institute (BMCI) which consisted of journalists from media houses, representatives from environmental organizations and …

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Zebra crossing catching on

The introduction of zebra crossing rule on November 11, for the safety of the people, is taking off well with pedestrians as they become more aware of its benefit.  According to the Royal Bhutan Police (RBP), zebra crossings on roads are important due to increasing traffic caused by the increase …

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Plenty of barriers for women in politics

The first parliamentary elections in 2008 had women’s participation at 14 percent. Although the second parliamentary elections in 2013 saw the appointment of the first-ever female cabinet minister, however, just 8 percent of women’s participation was recorded during the time. As per the survey done by the Election Commission of …

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Bhutan and EU sign climate agreement

Lyonpo Yeshey Dorji, Minister for Agriculture and Forests  and Mr. Miguel Arias Canete, EU Commissioner for Climate Action and Energy signed the Declaration European Union – Kingdom of Bhutan Cooperation on Climate Change” yesterday in Paris on the sidelines of the UNFCCC COP21. The Declaration takes cognizance of the need …

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