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Indian man killed by an Elephant

A 35-year-old man from India was killed by a male elephant in the Manas National Park, located 12 km from Panbang towards Assam, India. The deceased was from Kachu Gaon, Assam, India and was working as a caretaker in the park for the last 12 years. The incident took place …

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Wind turbines inaugurated

Recognising the importance of renewable energy, the government introduced wind turbines for generating electricity for the first time in the country. Lyonchhen Tshering Tobgay on 26th January was in Rubesa, Wangdue Phodrang to inaugurate the Pilot Wind Power Project. At the event, Lyonchhen said that with the commissioning of windmills, Bhutan is …

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Bhutan Badminton Federation level-1 coaches’ course in Thimphu.

Bhutan Olympic Commission (BOC) is conducting the Olympic Solidarity Course for Bhutan Badminton Federation level-1 coaches’ course in Thimphu from January 25 to February 8. The course is funded by the International Olympic Committee. School sports instructors and members of dzongkhag sports association from the 20 dzongkhags are being trained. …

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Thimphu police re-arrested a convict on the run

Royal Bhutan Police (RBP) in Thimphu has re-arrested a 29-year-old escaped convict that fled from the detention center in Thimphu on January 4 in Khasadrapchu. RBP also apprehended the prisoner’s 78-year-old father and a friend for their involvement in aiding the convict’s escape. The convict had been sentenced to a …

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PM stresses importance of education reforms

On 12th January 2016 Lyonchhen Tshering Tobgay, addressed the participants of the Central School Immersion Program and biennial DEO conference, which was held in Phuntsholing HSS from 6th to 12th Jan 2016. According to a Ministry of Education release amongst other matters Lyonchhen stressed on the importance of the role …

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Fresh Vs in-service graduates debate for BCSE

Some University graduates appearing for the RCSC, on the condition of anonymity, said there is a strong need to revisit the recruitment process currently practiced by Royal Civil Service Commission (RCSC) as both fresh and in-service graduates have to fight at par for entry in the civil service. In-service candidates …

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Lone Thimphu Thrompon candidate campaigns

Former Thimphu Thrompon Kinlay Dorjee who is the lone Thimphu Thrompon candidate. started his campaign for his second successive election that will take place on 25 January 2016. He started his campaign from, Babesa, talking about the achievements that he has made in the past five years. In the three …

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Bangladesh hit by India’s beef politics

What transpires between a diplomat posted abroad and politicians of the host country is usually kept under wraps. But India’s Home Minister, rajnath Singh, who enjoys the distinction of being appointed acting premier whenever Prime Minister narendra Modi is away, recently went public with what one of the most important …

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