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Schools to have enhanced internet connectivity in 12th Plan

The purchase of computers would be decentralised To equip schools with better computer labs and ICT facilities, the education ministry has prioritised enhancing internet connectivity in schools in the 12th Plan. The ministry is already discussing with the department of information technology and telecom to increase the megabits per second …

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We are ready: DNT

Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa President Dr Lotay Tshering casts his vote at the party’s general assembly yesterday in Thimphu

… will focus on narrowing the gap between the rich and the poor  Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa party presidents said that the party has secured candidates for all the constituencies and that it is ready for the third round of parliamentary elections this year at the party’s general assembly in Thimphu …

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OAG drops most child molestation cases

Proving child molestation beyond reasonable doubt is challenging, say prosecutors When the Office of the Attorney General (OAG) dropped a molestation case against a child who was less than three years old for lack of evidence last year, the distressed father questioned the officials why they did not prosecute the …

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His Majesty inaugurates Gyalpoizhing-Nganglam highway

His Majesty The King graces the inauguration of the 77 km Gyalpoizhing-Nganglam Highway yesterday in Mongar. His Majesty was accompanied by His Royal Highness the Gyaltshab Jigme Dorji Wangchuck. The highway connects Mongar to Nganglam in Pemagatshel bypassing Samdrupjongkhar, and is expected to reduce travel time to Phuentsholing.

His Majesty the King inaugurated the 77kms Gyalpoizhing-Nganglam highway yesterday at Nuchhi, few kilometres away from Gyalpoizhing town. His Majesty also granted tokha and in the evening, His Majesty granted an audience to the participants of the four-day works and human settlement conference in Mongar. The construction of the highway …

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National Council to elect chairpersons today

All five eminent members have been reappointed   In what will mark the completion of a decade of constitutional democracy in Bhutan, the third National Council (NC) will be constituted today with the election of the Chairperson and Deputy Chairperson. Members of the second NC relinquished their blue kabney and patang with the …

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Second National Council completes term today

Today is the last day in office for members of the second National Council (NC). The house will be re-constituted tomorrow with elections for a new Chairperson and Deputy Chairperson. Deputy chair and spokesperson, Tshering Dorji said that the house has been able to fulfill its mandate in the last …

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Civil servants must resign to join political parties: RCSC

717 civil servants have put up their resignations to date since January 2017 The chairperson of the Royal Civil Service Commission, Dasho Karma Tshiteem said that no serving civil servant has been confirmed as political candidates of any parties although the parties may have identified and approached some civil servants. …

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Zhemgang starts implementing national dress resolution

The Zhemgang dzongkhag administration has started implementing the dzongkhag tshogdu’s decision to make wearing of the national dress mandatory from 9am to 5pm. Dzongdag Harka S Tamang yesterday issued a directive to regional heads in the dzongkhag, stating that all offices including financial institutions should notify their clients on the …

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Teachers’ day honour 43 retired Indian teachers

Lyonchhen Tshering Tobgay interacts with expatriate teachers in Thimphu

Forty-three senior retired Indian teachers who served in Bhutan were invited as guests of honour to celebrate teachers’ day at Changlingmithang, Thimphu, yesterday. Director of Directorate of Services with the education ministry, Kinley Gyeltshen, said that the special celebration is to pay tribute to teachers who served the country, to …

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