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Postal ballot facilitation booths open today

ECB will operate nine mobile facilitation booths to cater to those with special needs Voting process for the National Council election begins today with the Election Commission of Bhutan (ECB) opening postal ballot facilitation booths across the country. The booths will remain open from 9am to 5pm for three days …

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Enrolment increases in Merak Primary School

With growing awareness on the value of education, enrolment at Merak Primary School in Trashigang has increased to 177 this year from 157 in 2017 ​

The community has recognised the value of education and wants children to complete at least class XII The temperature has dipped to minus one degree Celsius and with dark clouds hovering, rain is imminent in Merak, Trashigang. But the weather doesn’t deter the students of Merak Primary School, who are …

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Injunction order sought to hold NC election in Thimphu

Thimphu thromde’s NC aspirant Sonam Penjor appeals to High Court against ECB’s decision on document attestation Aggrieved with the decision of the Election Commission of Bhutan (ECB) on the issue of document attestation, Sonam Penjor moved the High Court yesterday seeking an injunction order to keep the National Council election …

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Task force recommends continuation of new sand system

But truckers accuse NRDCL and govt. of criminalising their work The task force that was formed to review the new sand supply system, which the Natural Resources Development Corporation Ltd (NRDCL) initiated beginning this year decided that the new system be continued. This was done following the complaint from truckers …

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Facilitation booth popular with postal voters

A total of 59,749 people have registered to vote at postal ballot facilitation booths in the upcoming National Council (NC) election, making the facility the most popular with eligible postal voters. The number includes public servants and students, and constitutes 67 percent of 88,915 registered postal voters from the 20 dzongkhags. …

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Schools reminded to reduce students’ bag weight

A survey by the Royal Education Council observed that students were found carrying bags weighing 5kg -10kg, which is in contravention to the recommended load

Given the numerous negative impacts on the physical, psychological and intellectual wellbeing of students, the Royal Education Council (REC) has again issued a circular to dzongkhag and thromde schools to put in place appropriate strategies to reduce the weight of bags students carry to school. The March 23 circular states …

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Nu 10B fiscal incentive granted in 10 years

Fiscal incentives scheme to stimulate economic growth, foster private sector development, and to generate employment has resulted in a revenue loss of Nu 10B in between January 2008 and February 2018. This is according to details for fiscal incentives and tax forgone published by the finance ministry yesterday. The details …

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Flights to Gelephu suspended since February

Operation to Gelephu domestic airport will resume by May 15

Drukair cites wind curfew period for the suspension; operation will resume next month For more than two months, the national airline Drukair has suspended its domestic flight to Gelephu. Flight operations to Gelephu were suspended after operating at government subsidy for three months. After two-years of suspension, the airline resumed …

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Allegations against Tshokey Dorji baseless: ECB

Election Commission of Bhutan (ECB) yesterday cleared Thimphu thromde’s National Council (NC) nominee Tshokey Dorji from allegations of having received preferential treatment from the Department of Adult and Higher Education (DAHE) and Bhutan Accreditation Council (BAC). One of the candidates from Thimphu thromde, Sonam Penjor, had filed a complaint with …

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