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Quality of education and skills to given a priority

While a commendable progress has been made in education system over the years and is very close to achieving universal primary education in a current scenario, the main question, however, has always been on the quality of education and training in country. Numerous studies highlighted the shortcomings in both learning …

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Parliament discusses digitalization of television

During the question and hour session, the Dewathang-Gomdar MP Ugyen Dorji raised an issue on digitalization of television, that is switching from Analog to Digital system and the confusion created among the public. The MP said that there is a lot of confusion and concerns among the public regarding digitalization …

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Father arrested for raping 11-year-old daughter

Panbang police apprehended a 36-year-old man from Goshing gewog in Pangbang. He was arrested for raping his biological daughter, who is just 11 years old and a fifth grader. The incident was informed to police by the school principal at around 10 am on 21 December. Police said that the …

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Bhutan urges on Paris Agreement

A delegation led by the Secretary of the National Environment Commission, Mr. Sonam P. Wangdi, attended the United Nations Conference on Climate Change Conference of Parties 24 (COP 24) in Katowice, Poland. The Leader of the Delegation made a statement at the High Level segment of COP 24 on December …

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Securing Bhutan’s Cyber Security

The Department of Information Technology and Telecom (DITT) under Ministry of Information and Communication (MOIC) in collaboration with the International Telecommunications Union (ITU), conducted a Cyber Incident Simulation exercise on 27 November. The simulation exercise was designed exclusively for heads of government, policy makers and other high ranking figures to …

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25-year-old arrested for stabbing ex girlfriend

Thimphu police apprehended a 25-year-old man for stabbing his 24-year-old ex girlfriend on 20 November. The suspect is from Thinleygang, Punakha while the ex-girlfriend who was stabbed is from Pemagatshel. The police received a phone call from the victim’s friend to report the stabbing. The incident took place in the …

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