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DHI ready to help in Wangdue Dzong reconstruction

The Druk Holdings and Investment (DHI) has said that it along with its companies will render all help in the reconstruction of the Wangdue Dzong. “DHI companies will play a major role in the reconstruction process within the framework of the government’s plan. We want to play a central role,” …

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The dying language of the Oleps

Only two people remain who speaks the language The Ole language which belongs to the Olep people is on the verge of extinction with only two Oleps who can speak the language. Currently there are only two old ladies, Choday and Mindu Gyem both in their 70’s who can fluently …

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Report recommends revamp for education system

The Bhutanese academic training grounds in the fullness of time has become a repeat-monologue of ‘teacher-led chalk-and-talk’ session which stretched from inception till date. The results of a researched study conducted by iDiscoveri, a social enterprise in India, in collaboration with education entities in Bhutan revealed that performances of most …

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RUB and Akita University to sign MoU for exchange programs

A memorandum of understanding (MoU) will be signed between the Royal University of Bhutan (RUB) and Akita University in Japan very soon. This would promote academic and cultural learning, research and global leadership in today’s high-tech and multicultural society. The Registrar of RUB Gajel Lhundup said the signing of MoU …

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RICBL suspect false claims from earthquake-insured customers

It has been nine months since the September 18 earthquake last year, and insurance claims still pour-in at the Royal Insurance Corporation of Bhutan Ltd  (RICBL). The insurance office is highly suspicious there could be claims which would not necessarily be from those affected. The RICBL received 404 claims amounting …

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Chlorine can give rise to cancer

The National referral hospital last year, reported one death caused due to typhoid which is a water borne disease, while there were 145 cases of diarrhoea ,five cases of dysentery , five cases of conjunctivitis and 17 typhoid-fever cases which are all water borne illnesses. About 70% of these cases …

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Lyonchhen visits Wangdue Dzong

  Lyonchhen Jigmi Y. Thinley visited the remnants of the Wangduephodrang Dzong not only as the Prime Minister but also as a keen follower of architecture. The Prime Minister while committing once again to rebuild the Dzong also pointed out some architectural flaws and new improvements that can be made …

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City Cinema and Dee Pee Cinemax now in the capital

Given an option for a movie, the first choice for the urban elite is usually the more sophisticated ‘Trowa Theatre’ but now there are two more options with City Cinema and Dee Pee Cinemax opening in the City Mall from yesterday. Starting from today a film called ‘Sangha’ will be …

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PDP misses deadline, requests ECB for extension

Today is the last day for the two political parties to clear any outstanding debts with financial institutions or private companies. The deadline set by the Election Commission of Bhutan is today. The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has failed the deadline. The Opposition Leader, Tshering Tobgay confirmed “It’s unlikely that …

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