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AI and jobs in Bhutan

Bhutan brought in the Internet only in 1999 but has adopted itself to relevant information and communications technology (ICT) quite fast. However, Bhutan is behind on Artificial Intelligence (AI), but then again, AI is an emerging technology even in the developed countries. Chief Executive Officer of Thimphu Tech Park, Tshering …

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Tsirang molestation case under investigation

Tsirang police is still investigating the case where a 54-year-old man from Tsirang was arrested on 8 November following a complaint on 5 November against him for molesting 8 students in one of the primary schools in Tsirang. The suspect is the officiating principal of the school, and the 8 …

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Govt recommits to Child Rights

Marking the 30th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of Child, which was celebrated on November 20, Prime Minister Dr Lotay Tshering signed the voluntary global pledge, renewing the government’s commitment to the full implementation of the Convention. The signing of the global pledge expresses the government’s renewed commitment …

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The First-ever Women4Impact kicks off in Bhutan

The first ever Women4Impact kicked off in Bhutan on 31 October with more than 50 delegates from 15 countries. Women4Impact is a life-changing event to empower women in the pursuit of peace, democracy, sustainability and equality. Women4Impact is the combined effort of HRH Princess Sonam Dechan Wangchuck, President of JSW …

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MoE aware and helping special education need schools

Responding to the report on the shortage of specialized teachers and lack of infrastructure and appropriate teaching materials for special educational needs (SEN) program, in the story last week, the Chief Program Officer, Early Childhood Care and Development and Special Education Needs Division under the Ministry of Education (MoE), Sherab …

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Addressing the LPG shortage

The recent issue of LPG gas shortage in Motithang depot was due to transportation problems and customs related issues faced by Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL) at their bottling plants in Siliguri last week. The Department of Trade (DoT) clarified that it took up this issue immediately with Indian Oil …

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JDWNRH to ban food from outside

Will provide Therapeutic diet to patients Jigme Dorji National Referral Hospital (JDWNRH) will soon be providing meals according to patients’ requirements. Medical Superintendent of JDWNRH, Dr. Gosar Pemba said it will take at least another six months. It is in the pipeline. “When we are able to do that we …

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