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Education ministry short of about 400 teachers

With the country short of about 400 teachers, education minister, Norbu Wangchuk, said the ministry is trying to address the shortage with various strategies. Lyonpo Norbu Wangchuk said teacher shortage is a trend that occurs every year and remains a challenge. However, he said that the shortage has improved from the past when the ministry faced shortages of more than 1,000 teachers one time.

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People will judge us by our performance: Govt.

Is the People’s Democratic Party concerned by the emergence of new political parties? Works and Human Settlement Minister Dorji Choden said that the government is too busy meeting the targets of the 11th Plan. “We are busy with our work, actually. I don’t see any reasons for us to be nervous.”

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Seven airline staff test positive for drugs

Lyonpo DN Dhungyel

A crew member of Bhutan Airlines and a Drukair technician tested positive for banned drugs during the third test on August 2. Information and communications minister DN Dhungyel revealed this yesterday at the meet the press session. He said that Bhutan Civil Aviation Authority (BCAA) and Bhutan Narcotics Control Authority (BNCA) had conducted the tests randomly in an effort to ensure airline safety.

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RMA tightens vehicle loan

In the wake of increasing vehicle import and associated impact on the economy and the environment, the Royal Monetary Authority (RMA) has tightened access to credit for purchase of vehicles.

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World Ranger Day honours fallen heroes

Sixteen-years ago yesterday, six forest guards of Royal Manas National Park died while returning from Manas range to the Park head quarters in Gelephu. Miscreants from across the border had ambushed by using explosive devices. Four survived the incident and continues to serve the department.

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