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Looking beyond pass percentage

After what seemed like an awfully lingering wait for many, particularly for students who sat school leaving examinations last year, Bhutan Council for School Examinations and Assessment declared the results of Bhutan Higher Secondary Education Certificate (BHSEC-Class XII) and Language and Culture Studies Certificate Examination (LCSCE - XII) yesterday.

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Beauty of empowering young minds

Pelkhil School in Thimphu turned into a miniature marketplace of great ideas yesterday as 60 promising students from five high schools displayed their splendid creativity and admirable thirst for learning.

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All for one

To mark 30 years of diplomatic relations between Bhutan and Japan, Japanese tourists will be exempted from the minimum daily tariff of USD 200 a person during the lean season months of June, July, and August, this year. Japanese tourists will also be provided 50 percent discounts on airfare and …

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Reading is not about stats

The National Reading Year may have ended but the seeds of establishing a reading culture have been planted. A report has shown that our students read hundreds and thousands of books last year. This is a wonderful achievement for a society without much of a reading culture. Undoubtedly, many would have discovered that they enjoy reading and the paths of many gifted and skilled writers may have begun.

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More than a garbage problem

If there is one problem that won’t go away easily, it is garbage. It is a big problem because it is not the garbage itself, but our attitude towards it. Every now and then we hear and see people organizing cleaning campaign. They collect tonnes of rubbish. The amount collected …

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New thromdes, new uncertainties

There may be some uncertainties surrounding the dzongkhag and yenlag thromde elections in the 16 dzongkhags. But what is certain is there will be 280 vacancies created excluding the coveted thrompon’s post and that of the executive secretary.

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