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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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Revised Science and IT curriculum to be implemented by 2017


Along with upcoming change in English curriculum of including Shakespeare, Royal Education Council (REC) is further working on bringing change, based on extensive research and recommendations and according to what the modern education system demands, to the study of other subjects, like Science, Geography, Math and History. REC Director Kezang …

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14 schools called off in Sarpang due to heavy rainfall

Numerous schools in Sarpang have been closed for atleast two days to even for a week due to the heavy rainfall causing floods and road destruction. Chief Program Officer, MoE, Phuntsho Wangdi, said, “We have addressed the safety and awareness for the students to every dzongkhag, and advised the dzongkhags …

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