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Dorona to receive electricity next week

Besides electricity, villagers are also awaiting payment for labour from BPC Service: After years of anticipation, residents of Dorona Chungwa and Dorona Chewa in Dagana will finally be able to light their homes with electricity.

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More NFE instructors resign

Education: After working as an instructor for the Non-Formal Education (NFE) programme for about 12 years, 32-year old Lhakpa Dema had to resign last month for not having enough required learners.

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Tertiary education institutions accredited

… to ensure they meet a minimum standard

Education: Education minister Norbu Wangchuk awarded accreditation certificates to the Royal Thimphu College (RTC) and Reldri Academy of Health Sciences (RAHS) in Thimphu yesterday.

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Conserving water

The works and human settlement minister attributed poor management as one contributing factor for water shortages in the country during the National Assembly’s question-hour session yesterday.

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First atlas of Bhutan now available

Geography: His Majesty The King launched the first Atlas of Bhutan, published by the National Land Commission (NLC), on the sidelines of the rehabilitation land kidu programme in Dawathang village in Jomotshangkha on June 23.

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Finding Bhutanese journalism

Media: The most important role of the media in a democratic set up is to report news, without prejudice and correctly. However, journalism today in Bhutan is faced with several issues on what their roles and responsibilities exactly are.

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Improving trade relations

Friendship: Extension of the closing time at the Samdrupjongkhar border gate and up-gradation of the immigration system were among the many points raised by the Indian business community at the two-day Bhutan-India workshop in Samdrupjongkhar that ended Monday.

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Cases involving police personnel dealt with strictly

Council: Five policemen are either on suspension or under trial for various crimes.

The ministry has revealed this in a written response to the National Council (NC), which in the wake of media reports of police personnel being involved in crimes, had enquired what actions were taken on the accused. The house received the written response earlier this month.

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Paro taxi drivers against BBIN

They have submitted a petition against the recently passed agreement to the NC

Transport: Expressing dissatisfaction over the Bangladesh, Bhutan, India and Nepal (BBIN) transport agreement that the National Assembly recently passed, taxi drivers in Paro have filed a petition to the National Council (NC) chairperson.

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Minister fields questions on thromde issues

... such as water shortage and accessibility for the disabled 

Assembly: There is no specific policy on making public infrastructure, private buildings and public spaces disabled-friendly said the works and human settlement minister Dorji Choden during the National Assembly’s question hour yesterday.

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