Local News

Consolidation of forensic labs

The discussion to consolidate forensic laboratory was held yesterday in Royal Center for Disease Control (RCDC) in presence of the Prime Minister. Also present during the discussion were health minister and representatives of relevant agencies. The PMO said in the last three months, the entire nation was disturbed by the …

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Addressing the digital divide

A question put forth on the monthly meet-the-press was regarding an earlier plan under the MoIC initiated by the government in 2010 called the ‘Hole in the Wall’ or also referred to as ‘Play and Learn’ and its condition. The program was aimed towards the rural area’s youth for basic …

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Creating job opportunities in the agricultural sector

Local leaders in Toetsho gewog, Trashiyangtse are exploring various sectors, such as tourism, livestock and lemon grass oil extraction, in an effort to create more job opportunities for school leavers in the gewog. Today, the gewog center is supporting school leavers by providing them with milk delivery work. Around 30 …

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Dodena water not enough for thirsty Thimphu

Thimphu Thromde , with funding from the World Bank, initiated a project worth Nu 400 mn to to augment the existing water supply system for Thimphu . The project includes construction of water intake, transmission main line from Dodena to Taba with further trunk line and construction of 10 MLD …

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Korea International Cooperation Agency in Bhutan

Ms. Mikyung Lee, President of the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA), along with three officials from KOICA Headquarters and four officials from KOICA Bangladesh Office in Dhaka, are in the country from 12-15 December 2019. Ms. Lee is the first ever President of KOICA to visit Bhutan. Friday morning, Lyonpo …

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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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