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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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Two minors arrested for van theft

Thimphu police have detained two minors, aged 13 and 15, who took a van belonging to a workshop owner and drove to Dawakha, Paro, to meet relatives. The workshop owner lodged a complaint on the morning of 19 November that his van had been stolen the night earlier. The boys …

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Kholongchhu project works on hold due to CBTE discussions with India: PM

During the question hour yesterday, Opposition Leader Dr. Pema Gyamtsho from Chhoekhor Tang Constituency solicited explanations from the Prime Minister on the government’s failure to start a single mega hydropower projects during the party’s tenure. “The government has informed the parliament earlier that construction of Kholongchhu Hydropower had started. However, …

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Green house initiative benefitting the highlanders

With the initiative of the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry (MoAF) to bring about food self sufficiency among the highlanders, the introduction of vegetable production through the green house method is benefiting the highlanders of Laya where they don’t have to depend on vegetables from Gasa and Punakha and at …

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