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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

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

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

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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REDCL’s non-performing loans reduced to 18% from 27%

Out of the six performance audit reports submitted by RAA during the 9th session of the parliament, the Public Accounts Committee’s (PAC) presented its findings on Business Opportunity and Information Centre (BoIC) from the date of its inception (December 4th 2013) till its closure (May 31st 2016) during the Joint …

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BOB kicks of its 50th year celebrations

The Bank of Bhutan, the country’s oldest financial institution, unveiled its Golden Jubilee logo on November 23, kick starting a year-long celebration to mark 50 years of service to the nation. “BOB has played a pivotal role in powering the progress of the nation by enabling its customers to embrace …

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Body of college student fished out

Police are yet to determine whether it was suicide or an accident that led to the death of 22-year-old college student whose body was fished out from the Wangchu near Changjiji, Thimphu, on November 21. The deceased was a 1st year student studying in India. He had come home without …

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