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Teacher attrition highest in 2017

With 345 teachers leaving the profession, 2017 recorded the highest attrition rate in the last decade. According to the 2017 annual education statistics, 2,346 public school teachers have left the profession. The least was in 2008 with 102 teachers. It also stated that 1,467 teachers left the profession on voluntary …

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Health trust fund doubles to Nu 3.3B

Move for health special lottery earns Nu 38M

Govt announced the availability of radiation therapy at the JDWNRH and a plan to start a cancer centre About 15 cancer patients availed radiation therapy service at the national referral hospital in Thimphu since the service began last month. Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay made this announcement during an event to …

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Chukha export tariff revised by 30 Cheltrum a unit

Resulting in an increase of Nu 482.1M in revenue The export price of Chukha’s power has been revised by 30 Cheltrum a unit, following a meeting between Lyonchhen Tshering Tobgay and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the sidelines of the Advantage Assam Investors Summit in Guwahati on February 3. …

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His Majesty in Samtse

His Majesty offered a Shiva statue at the Samtse Tashichhoeling Shiva Mandir on January 30. The 35-year-old Mandir is considered to be one of the oldest Shiva Mandirs in the country. After granting land kidu to the people of Samtse on January 29, His Majesty is on a tour of …

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Customers want uninterrupted sand supply

Claim that the fear of shortage has led to hoarding After truckers, customers are now complaining that the new sand supply system that the Natural Resources Development Corporation Limited (NRDCL) initiated has to be client-friendly. The need to benefit the customers was highlighted during a meeting between the Natural Resources …

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BHUTAN-1 expected to be in space by May

Bhutanese engineers, who are spearheading the country’s first venture into space technology work on the CubeSat, a nano-satellite, which is expected to be launched in May. (Photo - Kiran Kumar Pradhan)

By May this year, Bhutan’s first satellite called BHUTAN-1, a CubeSat (nano-satellite) is expected to be in space. Almost 90 percent of the works on the satellite has been completed. Four Bhutanese engineers are spearheading the country’s first venture into space technology at the Kyushu Institute of Technology (KyuTech) in …

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HM grants land kidu to 9,628 beneficiaries in Samtse

The Shivalaya Mandir in Samtse

His Majesty The King yesterday granted land kidu to 9,628 beneficiaries of Samtse dzongkhag. A total of 1,261.027 acres of land was granted as kidu to the people of the 15 gewogs. Samtse is the 17th dzongkhag where land kidu has been granted as part of the nationwide land reform …

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BCSEA declares Class XII results

The Bhutan Higher Secondary Education Certificate (BHSEC-XII) Examination, 2017 recorded an overall pass percentage of 91.47 percent, the Bhutan Council for School Examinations and Assessment (BCSEA) announced today. The overall pass percentage is an increase of 6.65 percent from 2016. Individual candidates can access their statement of marks from the …

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