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Country’s first satellite builders attend the BHUTAN-1 workshop

BHUTAN-1 (Left to right): Kiran Kumar Pradhan, Pooja Lepcha, Yeshey Choden, and Cheki Dorji

As Bhutan’s first satellite BHUTAN-1, a 10x10x10 CubeSat, is scheduled to be launched in June, the engineers building it shared their stories at the BHUTAN-1 workshop held at the College of Science and Technology (CST) yesterday. The four engineers claimed it started with their masters’ programme in space engineering. Yeshey …

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High Court conducts cross-examination in DeSuung embezzlement case

The High Court’s bench I conducted cross-examination of the litigants involved in the Desuung embezzlement case, including the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) officials yesterday. During the evidence hearing, five shopkeepers from Wangduephodrang were asked to submit statements with regards to the embezzlement case involving Major Ugyen Nidup and a non-commissioned officer, Sangay Dakpa. …

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Know Your NC Candidate

Bumthang Kencho Tshering  Age: 36  Village: Chamkhar Thromde: Chamkhar  Qualification Advanced (post graduate) diploma in  Ecotourism Management Work experience Ten years as Gewog Administrative Officer at Department of Local Government, MoHCA Why should the people vote for you? Working for 10 years as a Gewog Administrative Officer at the grassroots level, …

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Bhutan observes International Day of Happiness

Bhutan observes International Day of Happiness yesterday with the lighting of a thousand butter lamps at the Simtokha Dzong, Thimphu

Bhutan observed the International Day of Happiness yesterday with the lighting of a thousand butter lamps at the Simtokha Dzong, according to a press release from the foreign affairs ministry. Foreign minister Damcho Dorji led the commemoration this year, where the theme is Share Happiness – focusing on the importance …

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Enhancing opportunities for persons with disability

The project spanning six months aims to have at least seven graduates ready for employment

Draktsho Vocational Training Centre for Youth and Children and Australian High Commission launched a project to enhance the capacity of 160 youth with disabilities through vocational training in Thimphu yesterday. The project will prepare persons with disabilities for independent livelihood, employment, and help advocate for persons with disabilities. Executive director …

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Five Samdrupjongkhar NC candidates start campaigning

The first common forum in the dzongkhag will begin from Lauri gewog on March 26 and end by April 9

With the scrutiny of nominations of candidates for National Council elections for Samdrupjongkhar completed in the office of the returning officer yesterday, the six candidates were briefed on the election code of conduct. As the candidates can start their campaign upon approval of the returning officers, five candidates have submitted …

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Litigants appeal to HC in sorcery case

Two lay monks from Jomotsangkha, Pema Thritshog and Choeten Tshering, appealed to the High Court on March 1 this year after the Samdrupjongkhar dzongkhag court allowed one of the litigants in a sorcery case to withdraw the case. The appeal was also made because the dzongkhag court deferred the case …

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Accident kills one, injures two

A 24-year-old man died on impact when a Mahindra Bolero he was driving veered off the road near Tashithang in Gasa towards Punakha on March 18. Police said the vehicle fell about 150 metres below the road. The deceased, a VTI (vocational training institute) graduate succumbed to head injuries while …

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Former ED asserts RICBL board decision is illegal

The former Royal Insurance Corporation of Bhutan Ltd’s (RICBL) executive director, Sonam Dorji, asked the Thimphu dzongkhag court’s civil bench to rule his relieving order from the company as illegal and order it to follow the Anti-Corruption Commission’s recommendations. “Otherwise, RICBL should compensate me for the remaining years until I …

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Two more central schools for Yangtse in the 12th Plan

Chief DEO, Kinzang Dendup explains why the two locations at Bumdeling and Ramjar were chosen

The education ministry will open two more central schools in Trashiyangtse in the 12th Plan, taking the total number of central schools in the dzongkhag to five. The dzongkhag education sector as per the technical guidelines of the ministry proposed that the two central schools be constructed at Bumdeling and …

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Trashigang has eight NC candidates

256 voters turned up at Bartsam dhamngoi zomdu in Trashigang

Eight candidates will contest in the upcoming National Council (NC) elections from Trashigang. Of the 15 gewogs and a throm in the dzongkhag, nine aspirants from eight gewogs contested for a seat at the house of review during the dhamngoi zomdu held earlier this month. Only Radhi gewog had two …

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STCBL to build toilets for Chimuna PS

STCBL CEO hands over CSR certificate to CPS principal

The commitment was made to mark its 50th anniversary Commemorating its 50th year of establishment, the State Trading Corporation of Bhutan Limited (STCBL) yesterday committed to build two toilets at Chimuna Primary School (CPS) at Lokchina gewog, Chukha. The commitment is also a part of the company’s corporate social responsibility. …

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