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NA Secretariat clarifies MPs’ “table tours”

National Assembly’s secretary general, Sangay Duba, yesterday clarified that the secretariat had no intention to report that MPs made “table tours” during the financial year 2015-16. The secretariat, however, acknowledged the lapses in calculating the number of days each MP was on constituency visit. Sangay Duba said that the data ...

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JICA signs agreements with GNHC and REC

Gross National Happiness Commission (GNHC), Royal Education Council (REC), and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) signed minutes of meeting yesterday in Thimphu. A project agreement was also signed between JICA Bhutan office and GNHC.

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E4T launch expected to enhance trade

The department of trade (DoT) in collaboration with Geneva’s Enhanced Integrated Framework (EIF) Executive Secretariat launched E-infrastructure for Trade and Services Development Project (E4T) in Thimphu yesterday.

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Good intent gone wrong

The National Assembly secretariat has clarified that the data ​concerning members of parliaments’ constituency visits highlighted in its annual report was based on tentative travel days.

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Introducing Olympic Weightlifting in the country

Tshering Dorji positions to lift 69kg loaded barbell with weight plates above the head in one furious motion. The 33-year-old tightens his hold on the loaded bar. In a few minutes, he is holding the 69kg loaded barbell in the air with his nerves and muscles almost exploding.

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A teacher’s promise

It was sometime in 2014. Tshering Dorji, the principal of Arekha middle secondary school in Chukha promised his students an edutainment tour if they scored more than 80 percent in their written mid term examinations.

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