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National education policy drafted

The draft has been submitted to the GNHC  To provide directions for building and nurturing an education system, the Ministry of Education has formulated National Education Policy 2018, which would make education more relevant for changing needs and expectations. According to the draft policy, it will inform and guide all …

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His Holiness the Je Khenpo, Trulku Jigme Choedra, conferred Toetsejim or orange scarf to Baeyul Trulku, Dorji Gyeltshen, appointing him as the principal of Dongag  Shedrub Phendeyling Dratshang in Khen Buli, Zhemgang at the Tashichhodzong yesterday. Baeyul Trulku, 28, is from Chumey, Bumthang.

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OAG charges three for prostitution in Phuentsholing

The Office of the Attorney General (OAG) has charged three people, a man and two women, to Phuentsholing drungkhag court for their alleged involvement in prostitution. A 34-year-old man from Bindu in Samtse was charged for patronising a prostitute, after police in Phuentsholing, based on a tip-off, arrested him and …

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LGBT community in Bhutan observes IDAHOT

LGBT community with guests and supporters on May 17

Penjor, the 44-year-old transgender has been selling thukpa (rice porridge) on the streets of Thimphu to support her family. She faces discrimination of kinds and kinds every day. She doesn’t care. Members of Rainbow Bhutan, an LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) community in Bhutan, had their own unique and touching …

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Fire razes Chokhorthaling Goenpa in Punakha

A short circuit is suspected to have started the fire (Photo: Punakha disaster management officer, Tshewang Phuntsho)

Fire razed a two-storey lhakhang and drasha of Chokhorthaling Goenpa in Punakha on May 19. The lhakhag, located in Guma Gewog and about 15 kilometers from Punakha, was inaugurated in December 2014. Dzongkhag’s disaster management officer, Tshewang Phuntsho, said that the fire started due to short circuit at about 4:15pm …

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Individual Work Plan is necessary for teachers: RCSC

To date, 252 civil servants were rated outstanding and 99 were rated need improvement in the education sector  Individual Work Plan (IWP), a requirement for performance evaluation is necessary in education because teachers are part of the civil service where every individual is required to make a clear plan of …

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Why candidates switch political parties?

Availability of tickets appears to be a common reason As political parties gear up for the elections due later this year and are declaring candidates, many eyebrows were raised with candidates switching parties.  While many questioned how the founding president of Druk Chirwang Tshogpa (DCT), Lily Wangchuk, could join Druk …

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Zhemgang awaits bus service to resume

The bus service between Zhemgang and Thimphu stopped in February last year and is yet to resume. Zhemgang Road safety and Transport Authority (RSTA) officials said the residents would have to wait for at least three more months.  RSTA in-charge, Tshering Tobgay said that after the previous bus operator stopped …

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Brother of proposed candidate seeks compensation from DPT

Relatives of a proposed candidate of Druk Phuensum Tshogpa (DPT) are claiming compensation for loss of business and other opportunities since he was identified as a candidate 10 months ago.  The party is said to have first identified San Bdr Mongar from Sompangkha constituency of Sarpang as the candidate in …

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