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Teaching and learning via BBS 1 and 2 from 25th March

E-learning to be used Email to be created for 79,000 students Ministry of Education (MoE) will institute Education in Emergency for the students in government and private schools during the nationwide school closure period aimed at three months or more. The teaching and learning program will start from first week …

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Tackling Fake News

In the wake of first confirmed case of COVID-19 in Bhutan, fake news stories have been circulating around the Internet pointing people to “cures” for the COVID-19, sharing false advice and faking government announcements. To disseminate correct information, counter fake news and resolve rumours related to the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19), …

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3 main RAA findings in review of Judiciary

Review of judiciary system and practices was conducted to ascertain the efficiency and effectiveness in delivering fair, just and equitable justices. The report contains three audit findings with 22 sub-findings and 17 recommendations. Despite progressive reforms and improvements made, the Royal Audit Authority (RAA) identified many areas where considerable scope …

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Bhutan Climate Action Summit launched coinciding with HM’s Birthday

On 21 February, coinciding with the 40th Birth Anniversary His Majesty the Fifth King, the Snowman Race Secretariat and the Royal Government of Bhutan, in partnership with UN Bhutan, WWF and others launched the Bhutan Climate Action Summit “Honoring Ecopreneurs and Climate Champions”. The one-and-a-half-day Climate Action Summit focused on …

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City camp on fire just below the Ministers Enclave, Motithang

City camp on fire just below the Ministers Enclave, Motithang. The Fire division received the complaint at 6.43 PM. Volunteers and police personnel are still fighting the fire to stop it from spreading to a nearby settlement. Update: One female died in the fire incident and around 10 houses (temporary …

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Unemployment level highest since 2010: RMA Annual report

185,694 potential workers remained out of the labour force of which maximum were students with 43 percent followed by those attending family duties with 28 percent and old age with 15 percent, in 2018. The Annual Report 2019 by Royal Monetary Authority states that compared to female Labour Force Participation …

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164 MHPA employees unemployed after project completion

During the Question Hour Session of the National Assembly yesterday, the Member of Parliament (MP) from Bartsham-Shongphu constituency in Trashigang, Passang Dorji, informed the House that by February, with the completion of the Mangdechu Hydro Power Project, the project will be handed over to DGPC and the employees might lose …

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NA raises concern on Bhutanese women abused in Iraq

The Member of Parliament (MP) from Sombaykha, Dorjee Wangmo, and MP from Jomotshangkha-Martshala, Norbu Wangzom, raised their concerns on the Bhutanese women workers being physically abused and tortured in Iraq. Dorjee Wangmo said that as per the sources in the media, there has been a report of more than 400 …

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Three lives lost in ambulance accident in Pemagatshel

A 52-year-old woman and her 9-year-old son, and a 33-year-old ambulance driver lost their lives after the ambulance they were travelling in veered off the road (170 m) on 9 January 2020 at around 10:20 am. The incident took place at Khenandrang, under Zobel gewog, which is 25 km away …

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