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A week-long winter camp for students of Gasa was held at the TTI Khuruthang, Punakha from January 10. About 26 students took part in the camp where they experienced various insights to Health & Physical Education, Mathematics, Science, Arts & Crafts, Digital Fabrication and Construction Industry. JICA Bhutan Office organised …

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Cabinet’s extra eyes, ears and noses

DNT held its first general meeting after the election on January 12 (Photo: DNT)

The Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa (DNT) has formed five advisory committees comprising members from within and outside the Parliament to support and provide feedback to Cabinet ministers. The formation of the committees was the main outcome of the party’s first meeting of all DNT candidates that participated in the 2018 parliamentary …

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NA to endorse Air Service Agreement with UAE today

The National Assembly will today endorse the Bilateral Air Service Agreement between the United Arab Emirates and Bhutan. Minister for information and communications Karma Donnen Wangdi tabled the agreement, which contains 12 articles, for discussion yesterday. The agreement was introduced in 2013. Members of the parliament discussed the pros and …

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More buses to ease congestion and improve efficiency

Thimphu has 46 city buses today

Thimphu city will have an additional 34 buses running from Babesa to Dechencholing, connecting with the secondary routes if the budget proposal submitted to the finance ministry is approved. Thimphu has 46 city buses today. City Bus Service’s Operations and Maintenance Manager, Pasang Tshering, said the proposal was submitted to …

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Police officers trained on drugs and tobacco law enforcement 

Police officers from the eastern dzongkhags attend the three-day training that began yesterday

To enhance uniformity in the implementation of drugs and tobacco law and procedures, a three-day training of police officers of eastern dzongkhags on drugs and tobacco law enforcement began in Trashigang yesterday. Organised by the Bhutan Narcotics Control Authority (BNCA), the workshop is conducted for the officers in command (OCs) …

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NA decides to retain the post of Gaydrung

Following a thorough discussion, the National Assembly yesterday decided to retain the post of gaydrung (gewog clerk) and to regularise their service as civil servants if circumstances are favourable. Of the 42 members present in the house, 40 voted ‘Yes’ on retaining them and two voted ‘No’. On making the gaydrung …

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  People of Serthig gewog in Jomotshankha drungkhag celebrate a two-day annual tshechu at Khandrophug Ugyen Phuntsho Choling Goenpa with mask dances performed by students. The annual tshechu, which was initiated about 30 years ago, faces acute shortage of mask dancers today due to lack of men in the village. …

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Categorisation of schools would not hamper students: Education Minister

At the National Assembly’s question hour on January 15, Education Minister JB Rai clarified that the categorisation of students would not hamper or change the availability of central school facilities. Maenbi-Tsaenkhar’s Member of Parliament, Choki Gyeltshen, asked the minister on the government’s plan to come up with new education system …

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NA resolves to not place CIC under gewog administration

The motion to bring community information centres (CIC) under the gewog administration didn’t get through at the National Assembly yesterday. Of the 43 Member Parliaments (MPs), 17 voted for the motion while 24 MPs voted against it and two abstained. Panbang MP Dorji Wangdi, said people had problems availing services …

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