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Teacher’s day celebrated at Changlimithang

His Majesty The King and Her Majesty The Gyaltsuen graced the Teachers’ Day celebrations at Changlimithang and interacted with more than 1,500 teachers who were especially honoured by the Ministry of Education for their valuable contributions to the education system in Bhutan. 43 teachers from India who taught in Bhutan …

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Measures rolled to make hospitals safer

The health ministry has developed certain guidelines and standard operating procedures (SoPs) for the safety of patients following the recent incident of an anesthetic technician of JDWNRH drugging and sexually assaulting a patient attendant. A release from the Health Minister said that hospital management and administration has rolled out transformation …

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Newcomer win’s NC race in Haa

After doing well in public debates, Ugyen Namgay, from Mochu, Sangbaykha gewog won NC election by 1730 votes. He secured EVM by 1300 votes and got 430 postal ballot votes. He did Masters of Public Policy from ANU, International Diploma from NUEPA, PG Diploma in Public Administration from RIM and …

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Educationist Sangay Dorji elected from Chukha

Competing against five candidates, Sangay Dorji, 38, from Bongo gewog, Chukha won the race with 5,079 votes (EVM- 3,916, Postal Ballot- 1,163).  Against him was Hem Kumar Ghalley who secured 3,534 votes followed by Tshewang Lham, a lone woman candidate, securing 2,458 votes, Kinley Dorji securing 1,725 votes, Pema Tenzin, …

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Thimphu police bust 34 people for drugs within 45 days

Starting from 1 March until 13 April, Thimphu police has arrested 34 people for abusing drugs, illicit trafficking and for possession of tobacco products. Out of 34 suspects, 28 were arrested for abusing drugs while 5 people were arrested for illicit trafficking. In addition, one arrest was made for possession …

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Arrests in 2 separate deaths

On 3rd April, Gedu police apprehended a 28-year-old suspect, who went missing after allegedly murdering his estranged wife on 2nd April.  The suspect was arrested in Meretsemo. Police said the suspect was found drunk. The suspect has confessed to murdering his 22-year-old wife. The wife was staying at her sister …

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Errors in academic textbooks and rectification measures

The issue of grammatical and even factual errors in academic textbooks such as in Bhutan Civic and History textbooks among others have been pointed out. This issue was discussed during the Education Dialogue organised by the Ministry of Education and where journalists were invited. The Curriculum Director of the Education …

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