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BKP introduces South Thimphu candidate

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The Bhutan Kuen-Nyam party (BKP) announced Norbu Tshering from Semtokha, Thimphu, as its candidate from South Thimphu. Norbu Tshering worked as the Chief Executive Officer of the West Nile Rural Electrification Company Limited, Uganda (South Africa) from November 2015 to November 2017. After joining Bhutan Power Corporation Limited (BPC) in …

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Former BBS radio anchor to contest NC election from Wangdue

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Dawa Tshering, 31, from Rukubji village under Sephu Gewog in Wangdue Phodrang has declared his candidature for the upcoming National Council election. Dawa Tshering holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Language and Culture Studies from the Institute of Language and Cultural Studies (ILCS), Semtokha, and has also studied Tourism Marketing in …

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Former Finance Secretary Lam Dorji joins BKP

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On January 31 2018, a week after the first flush of this season’s snowfall in Haa, Bhutan Kuen-Nyam Party (BKP) announced Lam Dorji, former Finance Secretary, as its candidate from Bji-Katsho-Uesu constituency in Haa. The party also opened its Dzongkhag Party Office amid much excitement of its members and supporters …

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RSTA introduces etest for driving license

The regional Road Safety and Transport Authority (RSTA) office in Phuentsholing has introduced an online driving test (eTest) to curb the culture of favoritism and nepotism, as perceived by the public, in the issue of driving licenses. “We have many traffic rules to maintain smooth and safe traffic and one …

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The First JCB Operator Training Center in Thimphu

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An Operator Training Centre to train earthmover operators, enhance safety at the worksite and meet the shortage of skilled machine operators in the construction and mining sector, opened this week in Thimphu. Regulated by the ministry of work and human settlement (MoWHS) the JCB Backhoe Operator Training Center (OTC) took …

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Youth Volunteer Group engages students meaningfully

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More than 160 youth in Thimphu, aged 8 to 18, are spending time reading, learning music, dance, aerobics, and playing basketball and table tennis in a two-week programme organised by Harmony Youth Volunteers, a youth volunteer group, which began on January 1. The winter engagement programme, which is an annual …

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eKaaSel – Online Grievance Redressal System

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The government has launched an online grievance redressal system where people can express their dissatisfaction, problems and provide feedback on public services offered in the country. Known as eKaaSel, the system has been developed to serve as a one-stop platform with the primary objective of streamlining the grievance redressal aspect …

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Winter Program for scout students

The winter vacation scout programs will keep students from all 20 dzongkhags, including students from the four thromdes, involved in experiential learning and educational activities. The leadership training will begin from 25th December 2017 till 15th January 2018 at the Military Training Center in Wangduephodrang for the 125 scout students …

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