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Friendship association for Bhutan in France holds meeting

The Annual General Meeting of Les Amis du Bhoutan, the Friendship Association for Bhutan in France was held in Paris on 15th February 2019. Ambassador Pema Choden attended the event at the invitation of the Association. Speaking at the event, Ambassador Choden thanked the President and the members of Les …

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Working to eliminate a preventable cancer

Cervical cancer ranks as the top-most common cancer among women in Bhutan. In an effort to address this, the Ministry of Health is working towards eliminating this cancer. Lyonpo Dechen Wangmo who is the member of the Executive Board (EB) of the World Health Organisation (WHO) representing South East Asia …

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120 boxers take part in second National Boxing Championship

The second national boxing championship was held in Phuentsholing Middle Secondary School, Chhukha Dzongkhag with 120 boxers (inclusive of sub-junior boxers). The first national boxing championship was organized in 2016 at the Royal Institute of Management hall in Thimphu. The event is fully financed by Bhutan Boxing Federation (BBF) and …

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Lhamoyzingkha- most affected by human-elephant conflict

The human-elephant conflict still remains a major issue in southern region with various incidences of encounter with even rampant destruction in Lhamoyzingkha Dungkhag. The area is located within the buffer area in the west of Phibsoo wildlife sanctuary. This is believed to be one reason for the pattern. The regional …

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Quality of education and skills to given a priority

While a commendable progress has been made in education system over the years and is very close to achieving universal primary education in a current scenario, the main question, however, has always been on the quality of education and training in country. Numerous studies highlighted the shortcomings in both learning …

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Parliament discusses digitalization of television

During the question and hour session, the Dewathang-Gomdar MP Ugyen Dorji raised an issue on digitalization of television, that is switching from Analog to Digital system and the confusion created among the public. The MP said that there is a lot of confusion and concerns among the public regarding digitalization …

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