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Boarding schools in urban areas to be allowed in 2017

The boarding policy of 1995 disallowed schools in urban areas especially in Thimphu and Phuntsholing to have boarding facilities. The policy was conceived with the rational that it will prevent rural-urban migration. Education Minister Lyonpo Norbu Wangchuk said, “The situation is different now as the policy has not been able …

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A nightmare journey on Trashigang-Samdrup Jongkhar highway

Trashigang –Samdrup Jongkhar highway is in its worst shape, riddled with potholes and ditches with incessant rainfall and numerous blocks without enough excavators to clear the debris. Road users complain that the road widening works has for now, worsened the already old and worn out highway. The fallen trees crumble …

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One office burgled in Changzamtog

On June 28, a 35- year-old man lodged a complaint with the police stating that the main door lock of his office was broken and robbed during the night. He was robbed of one Sony LCD Screen worth Nu 38,000, one carton containing 540 pieces of Sukhata sunglasses worth Nu …

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Another stabbing case in same week

A second stabbing case was reported to the Thimphu police in a week. On 30 June at around 2:37 pm, Thimphu police received a complaint from the hospital saying that a 19 years old man was brought to the hospital by his friend after being stabbed. The incident took place …

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SMART patrolling to curb musk deer poaching in JSWNP

The trend of poaching in Bhutan has proved to be increasing, going by the number of cases in which the poachers are being apprehended, within the park territories and protected areas. Even with stern law provision in place, it has not served as deterrence to the poachers, but instead, in …

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22,797 employed so far in multiple schemes

Member of Parliament (MP) Bartsham Shongphu raised questions on the government’s pledge to secure 100 percent employment during the Question Hour session of National Assembly.  He stated that at the end of the third year, achieving the target is nowhere close. He asked about how the government plans to address …

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Department of Culture gets new office

As a partnership project, National Conservation Laboratory Construction, with Government of India (GOI), an independent office building of Department of Culture (DoC), Ministry of Home and Cultural Affairs, is being consecrated today in Kawajangsa, Thimphu. GoI funded the project with Nu 77 mn for exterior construction of the building, while …

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RCSC Chairman stresses on good leadership in the bureaucracy

At a QED seminar on  leadership in the bureaucracy Chairman of the Royal Civil Service Commission, Dasho Karma Tshiteem said, RCSC has referred to the leadership capability framework of Australia and New Zealand, and from this two they have found the Australian framework to be more appropriate and suitable. Dasho …

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