Central school in Dagana sees an increasing number of dropouts

The Central School system has started from this year in every district with the ultimate aim being to provide the best facilities including good food, education and every other requirement of students. However, the Central school in Dagana called the Geserling Middle Secondary School has had a bumpy start with …

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RTC & Khesar Gyalpo University to work together


The Royal Thimphu College and Khesar Gyalpo University of Medical Sciences of Bhutan (KGUMSB) signed a Memorandum of Understanding on Tuesday, 8 September, 2015. The MoU will focus on promotion of education and academic exchanges, direct contact and research cooperation between their faculty members, departments, and research institutes etc. Speaking …

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Another financing window for entrepreneurs

Druk Holding and Investments (DHI) and Loden Foundation have collaborated to jointly promote entrepreneurship in Bhutan by providing a new business financing window “Loden-DHI Fund” to aspiring entrepreneurs. It was launched on September 2, in commemoration of the 60th Birth Anniversary of His Majesty the Fourth Druk Gyalpo Jigme Singye …

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Begging on the streets for food


While it may come as a shock that Thimphu is seeing an increasing number of beggars on its streets, what is especially worrisome is to see childldren begging. This reporter found three children, all siblings, who are often seen in town begging for food. They are shabbily dressed and look …

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Lyonchhen asks for better progress on Wangdue Dzong reconstruction

During the Mid-Term Review (MTR) held in Wangdue, Lyonchhen Tshering Tobgay emphasized on the progress of Wangdue Dzong reconstruction. Meanwhile, Lyonchhen Tshering Tobgay talked on the progress of Wangdue Dzong reconstruction. He said the construction progress and quality of work is being hampered due to the short supply of skilled …

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PM visits gewogs in tsirang as part of national tour

Lyonchhen Tshering Tobgay, who is on a 4-day visit to Tsirang Dzongkhag, met with the people of Damphu town, Kilkhorthang and Tsholingkhar gewogs today. Meeting residents of Damphu town and the two gewogs, Lyonchhen said that he would be visiting all gewogs in the country to interact and hear from …

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MoF exempts all books from both Customs and Sales Tax

The Ministry of Finance (MoF) in a notification issued yesterday said that all books imported during 2015 will be exempted from both customs duty and sales tax. The notification said that this was being done to encourage Bhutanese to read especially in the context of the National Reading Year 2015. …

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