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TTIs solid promise to become Center of Excellence by Next Year

All the Technical Training Institutes (TTI) in the Nation signed a performance compact to achieve center of excellence in their respective fields on 18 September in a Technical Vocational Education Training (TVET) conference. The compact would be an undertaking that the institutes will deliver within one year ranging from the …

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BSB bolsters Consumer Rights in Bhutan

People can now not only bargain for prices of commodities but can also fight for the accurately calibrated measurement. This piece of empowered element is made possible by the National Metrology Laboratory of the Bhutan Standards Bureau (BSB). The metrology lab is equipped with all the materials to maintain the …

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A sub-culture forged in the foundry of Pedestrian Day

Pedestrian Day, initiated with a noble cause on a globally marked environment day, did not rate high on the desirability charts, and it still remains a big thorn in every body’s sides. The seemingly altruistic drive easily generated a sea of public ire, expressed immediately after its enforcement, on social …

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Khoma has the goods but yearns for the infrastructure

… And the tourists who will enhance their trade and livelihood Lhuentse known for its intricately woven Kishutharas craves for tourism facilities to promote the trade as it is the dzongkhag’s one of the more potential means to a better livelihood. The lack of proper infrastructure such as resorts, proper …

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The inaugural Eleven “Friends of Police”

In a move to enhance police public partnership, coinciding with the celebration of 47th Police Raising day on 1 September, the Royal Bhutan Police (RBP) launched a new project called “Friends of Police.” The first eleven volunteers with representation from civil service, business community and film industry were enrolled under …

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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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