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REC to launch Centenary Education Institute in Trashigang

The Royal Education Council (REC) will launch an autonomous Teacher Education Institute in Yonphula, Trashigang, as an in-service Professional Development Institute on 11 November. The event launched in coincidence to the fourth monarch’s birth anniversary is meant to be a tribute to 100 years of education and is currently named …

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MoWHS connects disconnected gewogs and dzongkhags

Samtse and Haa, two dzongkhags that have not been connected with motorable roads so far will now get a farm road which will substitute for a lateral highway for the regions. Till now Haa and Samtse had only one option that is, walk for three days to reach Doongtoed and …

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Construction sector gets in line against Pedestrian Day

The government’s Pedestrian Day came under the public scanner since it was born but authorities tucked it into everybody’s life just the same. This time around the construction industry people have raised their voices on the day. They say works are bogged-down to almost a standstill on Pedestrian day, observed …

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Old Books for Young Readers in Remote Areas

Members and volunteers of Writers Association of Bhutan (WAB) conducted a book collection drive on Saturday 18 August at Athang Training Academy, Thimphu to collect old books from people and send it to schools in remote areas. The organizer of the event said books play a big role to empower …

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NLCS ponders GIMS for land management

The National Land Commission Secretariat (NLCS) plans to introduce sustainable geo-information management system of land governance. Geographic Information Management Systems (GIMS) is a term used to describe a collection of related technologies used to manage spatial data. These technologies include geographic information systems (GIS), computer-aided design systems, automated and desktop …

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Villages to benefit with new improved rice varieties

The Tsirang Research Sub-Centre and the Drujegang geog extension office under Dagana Dzongkhag have introduced improved rice varieties in Drujegang on a trial basis. And 15 households in Pangserpo and Yongsibji villages are to initiate the varieties. The new varieties include Bajo Kaap 2, Bajo Maap 1 and Bajo Maap …

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New vegetable production site

The Hindustan Construction Company (HCC) and Larson and Toubro (L&T) company of the Punatsangchu Hydro-Electric Project (PHEP) have found a new source for vegetables – a cooperative which is in the making. Though it is yet to be registered, the cooperative society which comprises 23 farmer groups of Wangdue (12), …

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BNCA officials seize Tobacco products from shops

Following a tip-off from some Thimphu schools, the Bhutan Narcotic Control Agency (BNCA), the regional trade officials, and the Royal Bhutan Police went on an inspection and confirmed the sale of tobacco products to students. Two teams searched two shops at Changeddaphu and three shops at the hospital area. The …

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NHDC program will allow civil servants to own apartments

If the National Housing and Development Corporation (NHDC)’s home ownership program comes through civil servants will have the chance to become proud owners of the government quarters they occupy. The apartments for the project which targets middle and low income groups will be constructed by the corporation and sold to …

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