the nation

PM visits Madhya Pradesh and New York

Lyonchhen Jigmi Y Thinley arrived in New Delhi on 19 September en-route to Sanchi, Madhya Pradesh, India where the Prime Minister will attend the foundation stone laying ceremony of Sanchi University of Buddhist and Indic Studies on 21st September, along with Mahinda Rajapaksa the President of Sri Lanka. Lyonchhen was …

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Sherubtse College aims to uplift the rural poor

Sherubtse College under Royal University of Bhutan (RUB) will prepare a new module for all the colleges under RUB called environment, climate change and poverty mainstreaming (ECPM) module to uplift the rural poor. The new module would most  likely be an awareness tool for fragile environment, which is vulnerable to …

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Five asymptomatic malaria carriers detected in PHPA

The health ministry’s Vector-borne Disease Control Program (VDCP) team detected five asymptomatic malaria carrier cases from Punatsangchhu Hydropower Project Authority (PHPA) laborers. In medicine, a disease is considered asymptomatic if a patient is a carrier for a disease or infection but experiences no symptoms. A condition might be asymptomatic if it fails to show the …

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Unwritten laws that originate from respect and devotion

The best rules are perhaps those, which need not be implemented with punitive measures, or those that don’t need publicity through flashy bumper stickers or repeat broadcast mediums. For that matter even in the days of yore, a rule silently, sincerely and devotedly followed without the assistance of a loud …

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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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