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Bhutan International Festival from Feb 14th to 23rd

Bhutan International Festival (BhIF), a first-of-its-kind festival to promote, exhibit and depict Bhutanese arts, music and culture to international and local communities, will be held in Thimphu from February 14-23 this year. Cognizant of the fact that 2015 is a special year for Bhutan, the 10-day event is perfectly timed …

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Shortage of teachers in the country caused by improper teacher deployment

The Bhutan Education Blueprint 2014-2014 highlights that ‘improper teacher deployment is one of the reasons for teacher shortage in the country’. The public consultations, conducted for the report, also indicated that competent and experienced teachers were mostly found in urban schools, whereas, new teachers with minimal experienced were posted in …

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His Majesty graces Camp Raven

His Majesty The King graced the closing ceremony of Camp Raven, and granted an Audience to the 611 student participants on 30th December 2014. His Majesty shared several stories of people whom His Majesty has met across the country, to illustrate that while studies and school are important, excellence and …

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Second Winter Youth Enrichment camp underway in Gyalpoizhing

The second Winter Youth Enrichment Programme for girls is underway in Gyalpoizhing, Mongar. 821 girls from 85 different schools, from classes 6 to 12 are participating in the camp. The girls are from all six eastern dzongkhags. The month-long camp was inaugurated by Lyonpo Dorji Choden, Minster of Works and …

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PMO to review Annual Performance Agreement from Jan 2015

The Prime Minister Lyonchhen Tshering Tobgay has directed the Government Performance Management Division (GPMD) to conduct the mid-year review of Annual Performance Agreement (APA) from January, next year. The Prime Minister, has signed the APA for the fiscal year 2014-2015 with all 10 cabinet Ministers, 20 Dzongkhags and heads of …

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Forest officials rescue Himalayan Black bear

After finding a female Himalayan Black bear trapped in a snare meant for wild boars, the farmers in Chapcha under Chukha alerted their forest range office of the trapped bear. The farmers had set snares to entrap wild animals that damage their crops during the night. The officials from the …

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