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‘GNH hero oil’ to hit the market soon

In a month or two, Bhutanese consumers especially in Thimphu will get to taste or apply a natural, local and purely organic edible oil. The product once in the market will be launched under the brand name, “Local Hero, inspired by Gross National Happiness.” This oil will be brought to …

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Gender effects observed in Teacher–Student performances

Female teachers and male students are found to perform significantly better but with gender effects among teachers and students. This is one of the findings of Royal Education Council (REC) on Teacher Needs Assessment (TNA) 2011 and Annual Status of Student Learning (ASSL) 2011that shows differences in performances of teachers …

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Students sick in six different schools in Bumthang

Ura School in Bumthang is currently at the center of a dozen viral diseases and is potentially the point of origin from where the diseases spread to the neighboring schools. Initially 135 cases were reported, out of which Wangdicholing School had 51 cases, Jakar (11), Chumey (27), Tang (10,) Sonam …

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Vendors happy with meat price increase

The Meat vendors and the Meat committee jointly revised the prices after the vendors shared that the base price of meat has hiked and meat has to be transported in meat vans which charge Nu 10 per kg. This comes as pleasing news for the meat vendors who complained for …

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Bhutan establishes diplomatic relations with Slovenia

Bhutan has established diplomatic relations with the Republic of Slovenia with effect from 13 September. The Republic of Slovenia is a much smaller country than Bhutan with parliamentary democratic system of governance located in central Europe. The joint communiqué on the establishment of diplomatic relations was signed between Bhutan’s permanent …

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Craft Bazaar not POS-unfriendly

Although Point of Sale (POS) terminals have been installed in most of the crucial tourist hotspots the supposedly most promising tourist attraction stalls in Thimphu, the Craft bazaar is yet to install the POS terminals. The Agency for Promotion of Indigenous Crafts (APIC) plans to install terminals in the area …

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