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His Majesty The King granted an Audience to scouts attending the 7th scout leadership-training in Tencholing.

His Majesty The King granted an Audience to scouts attending the 7th scout leadership-training in Tencholing today. The scout leadership training has 125 scout participants, who are class ten students selected from across the country. A similar camp is held in summer for class 12 students. The three-week long training …

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Two Sherig Pledges on Drama and Pads


The four day 18th National Education Conference concluded with two Sherig Pledges to the Prime Minister: “Safe sanitary pads for every girl student in Bhutan” and “Drama festival to promote Performing Arts in schools”. Lyonchhen said that in a year’s time they’d have started with drama festivals in schools. “Before …

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Standards for Inclusive education endorsed


The recently concluded annual education conference endorsed the standards for inclusive education, which aims to standardize the quality of inclusive education provided to children with disabilities and improve quality of inclusive education across all schools and for all children in Bhutan. The Standards for Inclusive Education are a tool to …

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Bhutan joins PISA-D


The Ministry of Education signed the PISA-D agreement during the annual education conference on Friday. The international assessment program will allow Bhutan to see how Bhutan’s schools compare with those of other countries. Lyonchhen said that with Bhutan joining PISA-D as member, he wants Bhutanese students to excel in this …

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Heavy and regular traffic congestion in Phuentsholing

The traffic congestion in the border town of Phuentsholing is so bad that residents say it is faster to walk than drive to a destination. Phuentsholing Police SP said they had to conduct a meeting with relevant stakeholders this winter to address the situation, which was getting bad to worse. …

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Tech Park: No longer a White elephant?


Dubbed as a ‘White Elephant’ by the media and public a few years ago, the tables are turning around for the Thimphu Tech Park Limited (TTPL). Today it is running out of space with five Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) companies, seven startups and a data centre as its occupants. Together, …

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