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Third Druk Gyalpo honored by Bangladesh

The late Druk Gyalpo, Jigme Dorji Wangchuk, was bestowed the Bangladesh Liberation War Honour on March 27, 2012, 40 years after his untimely demise, by the government of Bangladesh for his contribution during Bangladesh’s independence in 1971. The people of Bangladesh struggled a brutal occupation by Pakistan right after the …

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New Economics curriculum for class IX

Thimphu The Department of Curriculum and  Research Development (DCRD) under the Education Ministry is confident that the new Economics curriculum for classes IX and X proposed from this year will sail through smoothly without any pilot tests required. According to the curriculum officer for Economics at the DCRD, Omnath Baraily, …

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Local sign language taught in Deaf Education Unit

Unlike the Braille education for visually impaired children in Khaling, Trashigang, the form of teaching meted out to the 73 students of Deaf Education Unit in Drugyal Lower Secondary School, Paro, does not meet international standards. The students are taught local sign language. According to the officiating Vice Principal of …

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The debate on quota for Bhutanese women continues

Should there be a quota system for women in governance and politics? This is an issue on which  the debate continues in Bhutan. The Bhutanese talked to a number of people from different  walks of life – both male and female. And got an interesting array of  answers but the …

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