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Bhutan receives much needed 3 CT scan machines from Japan

The Government of Japan handed over seven medical equipments for the national and regional referral hospitals to the Ministry of Health on friday. The total cost incurred for the equipment is around 4.5 million USD (Nu 306 million) inclusive of insurance, installation, operational training and maintenance service for four years. …

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Mismatch between teacher’s qualifications and requirements

The mismatch between teachers’ subject qualification and subject teacher requirement in the schools continues to remain as a challenge, as per the education ministry. A related major challenge also remains in deploying the teachers as per the level of training they received. The national average student teacher ratio as of …

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Man arrested for WhatsApp call scam

A 47-year-old housewife in Kabesa, Thimphu was informed that she had just won USD 1 million. She had ignored the call which was made on WhatsApp – the free messaging and call mobile application. After frequent calls to get her to respond, she finally relented. On 14 June, the housewife …

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BKP launches 14 candidates in two weeks

On 23rd  May BKP welcomed Mr. Lhakpa Tamang, Mr. Dhan Kumar Ghalley, Dr. Dechen Zangmo and Mr. Dorji Wangchuk to contest for the upcoming National Assembly elections. Dechen Zam to contesting from Kabji-Talo constituency. She brings with her 29 years of working experience in the education sector. In the past, …

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A transgender with a heart of gold

Carefully serving hot rice porridge or thukpa to partygoers near Viva City discotheque is a 44-year-old street hawker, Penjor Tshering. Originally from Punakha, Penjor is now settled in Thimphu. Penjor is male biologically male but her mental orientation makes her a female trapped in a man’s body. Penjor has no …

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Agriculture Ministry connects to its staff in the field

Owing to the need to get everybody on board of its mission and goals, Ministry of Agriculture and Forests (MoAF) has launched the Renewable Natural Resources (RNR) Professional Development Programme (RNRPDP) for its field staff. According to MoAF, the objective of the initiative is to make the RNR field staff …

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Seven local Business ideas awarded prizes

The annual Business Idea Competition of Bhutan (BICOB) saw 139 entries for the competition where 7 were awarded cash prizes at TechPark. The special category introduced this year was for the best entry from students in order to raise awareness on entrepreneurship among the high school and junior high school …

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Her Majesty graces Tarayana fair

Tarayana Foundation celebrated its fifteenth Foundation day at the Tarayana Park in the capital on Friday with the theme “Tarayana since 2003: 15 Years of Service from the Heart”. The event was graced by Her Majesty The Queen Mother Gyalyum Dorji Wangmo Wangchuck, HRH Princess Sonam Dechan Wangchuck, and other …

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