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BCSEA yet to decide on missing atomic weight table

The Bhutan Council for School Examination and Assessment (BCSEA) is yet to decide on whether to award bonus marks for one of the questions in the Chemistry paper for class X, after it was found that the question paper did not give the atomic weight table, which otherwise is mandatory. ...

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HH Je Khenpo consecrates Lhabab Choeten in Trashigang

His Holiness the Je Khenpo consecrates the Lhabab Choeten at Kheri in Trashigang yesterday. Retired soldiers constructed the choeten as part of the retired armed forces’ social service project.

His Holiness the Je Khenpo consecrated the Lhabab Choeten at Kheri in Trashigang yesterday. Former soldiers constructed the choeten as part of retired armed forces’ social service project. Tshering Samdrup, the architect of the choeten, said: “By far this is one of the best. This is exactly what I wanted.” ...

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Paro court orders SP+ peddler to pay thrimthue

The man will, however be imprisoned for cannabis trafficking Paro dzongkhag court ordered a 27-year-old man to pay Nu 225,000 in lieu of five years prison term for illicit trafficking of narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances. Sonam Tobgay from Drujeydingkha in Shaba, Paro, was found guilty of concealing 3,457 capsules ...

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Livestock department receives ‘Institutionalising Compassion’ Award

DoL officials with the award in Thimphu

The Department of Livestock (DoL) received the prestigious award for “Institutionalising Compassion” at the 10th Asia for Animals Conference in Kathmandu, Nepal from December 2-5. The award recognises the department’s contribution in improving animal welfare in the country and implementing the nationwide dog population management campaign. DoL and Humane Society ...

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Short circuit responsible for bus fire incident

A short circuit had ignited the fire that burnt the Subash Transport bus in Phuentsholing on December 1 morning, according to police findings. The short circuit had triggered the ignition, causing the bus to move and hit the Road Safety and Transport Authority (RSTA) RSTA building. A joint investigation led ...

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Timber extraction, a threat to Rufous-necked hornbill

Rufous-necked hornbill is one of the four hornbill species found in Bhutan (Photo courtesy: Kinley, Forest division)

Rufous-necked hornbill (aceros nipalensis) can tolerate or survive certain degree of human disturbances provided there are enough resources available such as potential nesting and food trees in the habitat, according to a study. Senior ranger and head of nature conservation section with the Tsirang forest division, Kinley’s study on ‘Nesting ...

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Bus information system launched

The Bus Information System provides information on city bus routes and travel time to passengers

A Bus Information System (BIS), which consists of installing two automatic bus information display and on-board bus equipment for 10 city buses in Thimphu was launched yesterday in Thimphu, a press release from the National Environment Commission Secretariat (NECS) stated. The Assistant Minister, Ministry of Science and ICT, Government of ...

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RTA hosts Moen-lam, a tribute to the Great Fourth

Royal Textile Academy (RTA) in collaboration with a freelance photographer, Karma Jigme held an exhibition titled Moen-lam in Thimphu yesterday. Karma Jigme, 36, said that he wanted to use the concept of photography to pay tribute to His Majesty The Fourth Druk Gyalpo. “I started from Punakha with the picture ...

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A thousand butter lamps were lit at the National Memorial Choeten yesterday to commemorate the 20th Anniversary of the establishment of the Organisation for the Prohibition of the Chemical Weapons (OPCW).

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Her Royal Highness Princess Euphelma Choden Wangchuck inaugurated a multi sports hall in Punakha yesterday, a press release from the Bhutan Olympic Committee states. The multi sports hall was built to engage the community, especially youth through sports.  The government and the Government of India funded the project worth Nu ...

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MoU signed to enhance research in environment

A memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed between three institutions to provide an opportunity to US undergraduate students, Bhutanese university students and Bhutanese lecturers and scientists to gain technical skills and field–based educational research experience. The MoU was signed between Bhutan Ecological Society (BES), Ugyen Wangchuck Institute for Conservation and ...

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Agriculture employs most in Lhuentse, Paro, and Zhemgang

Coinciding with Internationl Anti-Corruption Day on December 9, participants sign the BTI pledge book

Agriculture and related activities were found to be the main employer in Lhuentse, Paro, and Zhemgang according to the report on citizen’s perception on basic public services. The report states that in contrast to Paro with only about 18 percent, about 30 percent of respondent households in Lhuentse and Zhemgang ...

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