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Dagpa Chiwog faces hardships with road still cut off

Dagpa chiwog under Gealing gewog in Chukha Dzongkhag has remained cut off from the country for more than two months with the massive slide on the connecting farm road yet to be cleared. The chiwog is reportedly facing a shortage of essentials like rice, grocery items and vegetables with most …

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Lone candidates for Gup and Mangmi post from Lang-Nyelsa

Lang-Nyelsa Chiwog in Chapcha gewog, Chukha, has lone candidates contesting for the Gup and Mangmi posts. But they have two candidates contesting for the post of Tshogpa. Dawa Pemba, 48, is contesting for gup while Dorji, 26, is contesting for Mangmi. Both made it through the preliminary round where  Dawa …

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400 civil servants sign petition against new reforms

More than 400 civil servants from across the country have signed a petition to oppose the Bhutan Civil Service system reform made by the Royal Civil Service Commission (RCSC). In-service bachelor’s degree holders claim to be”demotivated, demoralized and perplexed” by the latest reform and its amendment notification on March 4, …

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Bhutan and Japan discuss economic cooperation

The 11th Annual Consultations between Bhutan and Japan on Economic Cooperation took place in New Delhi on 23 August 2016. Ambassador Kesang Wangdi, Ministry of Foreign Affairs led the Bhutanese delegation comprising of officials from the Gross National Happiness Commission, Ministry of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Works and Human Settlement, …

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All schools to review curriculum: Education Minister

Lately some glaring mistakes in school textbooks were posted online on social media by the National Council (NC) Chairperson, Dasho (Dr) Sonam Kinga. Many responded to the post and pointed out the need for improvement in the content of school textbooks so it is factually correct with up-to-date information and …

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Using social media responsibly

During the 26th meet the press yesterday in Thimphu the Minister of Information and Communication D.N Dhungyel said that Bhutan has a social media policy and it can be used for constructive purposes rather than for destructive ones. The minister was responding to a question on a social media policy …

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Trashiyangtse’s helping hand

Besides honing skills in the 13 traditional arts and crafts the Institute for Zorig Chusum in the eastern district of Trashiyangtse also does voluntary and charity work to help needy households in the district. The institute’s Helping Hand Clubcollects used clothes and shoes from the Institute’s students and teachers, cleans …

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