DEMOCRACY IN ACTION

Bridging gaps between the ECB and political parties

Internal Funding for political parties and the need for state funding  were the hot topics of discussion in the three-day workshop under the ongoing process of Building Resources in Democracy, Governance and Election (BRIDGE) held for  existing amd newly registered political parties in Paro from March 19 by the Election …

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Emergency! B Positive blood needed!

For a week now,  the blood bank in the capital has been running short of B positive blood. At the moment, the bank has a total of 71 units of which only two units are B positive which have been stored for emergency. The authorities are trying to call up …

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Agriculture introduced as optional subject in schools

As WFP phases out, education ministry introduces School Agriculture Programme to meet students’ dietary requirements   The Curriculum and Professional Support Division (CAPSD), has approved the proposal from the Education Ministry for introducing the School Agriculture Programme as an optional subject with effect from 2013. The new subject, Agriculture for …

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Who will be the next Dungse Rinpoche?

It has been more than two months since the revered Nyingma master Dungse Thrinly Norbu Rinpoche passed away and since  then his presence is missed around the globe by thousands of devotees. Now, the question doing the rounds is, who will take his place? In the Buddhist context, a lineage …

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Graduates unhappy with screening tests

Most university graduates are not happy with the screening exams conducted by the Royal Civil Service Commission (RCSC) because they feel it is a burden for them to sit for the preliminary exams (PE) before sitting for the Bhutan Civil Service Exams (BCSE). “For the PE, we have to study …

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ECB gleans lessons from the past, looks toward 2013

While the political scenario in the country is upbeat with the next general elections just a year away, parties are not the only ones gleaning lessons from the past.  Learning from Experience Program( LEP),  initiated by the Election Commission of Bhutan ( ECB)  and headed by the Chief  Election Commissioner …

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