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About 1,059 children out of school

Provisions for the education of special needs children is crucial to achieve universal education

Education: At least 1.2 percent or about 1,059 six-year-olds are out of school, according to the annual education statistics 2015.

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Tashi Air gives away 60 free seats for patients

The airline has also introduced a frequent flyer programme and a mobile app 

Aviation: Tashi Air subsidiary, Bhutan Airlines, will provide 60 free seats for hospital patients requiring referral to Kolkata to commemorate the 60th Birth Anniversary of His Majesty the Fourth Druk Gyalpo, it was announced at an event to mark the private airline’s second anniversary of international services on Saturday.

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Langthel gup relieved

He has been given a week to handover the works and vacate office on October 20

LG: Langthel gup, Lham Dorji was relieved from the gup’s position on October 9 after he was convicted to two months imprisonment for bribing an engineer, Tashi Penjor and Chasikhar construction company proprietor, Thinley Jamtsho in the Shatong goenpa construction in Dagana.

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779 choetens renovated

About 4,000 choetens and lhakhangs were vandalised in the last 27 years, show police records

Heritage: About 779 choetens (stupas) across the country of the 2,751 proposed for renovation to commemorate the 60th birth anniversary of the Fourth King are restored as of September 9.

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Regional aviation body to move to Bhutan

The presence of the body is expected to boost the country’s poor aviation oversight capabilities

Aviation: In what is being deemed a major achievement for the aviation industry in Bhutan, the office of the Cooperative Development of Operational Safety and Continuing Airworthiness Programme – South Asia (COSCAP-SA), responsible for improving the safety oversight capability of member states, among others, will be based in Bhutan from next year.

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Stranded bus passengers reach Kolkata

Update: The 14 Bhutanese passengers and four non-Bhutanese, who had to halt for a night at Raigunj village in West Bengal, India after the Bhutan Post bus they were travelling in rammed into a cowshed on October 7, reached Kolkata around 1pm yesterday.

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Electricity import to increase

Planned Nikachu and Kholongchu projects demand more  power  during construction phase 

Hydropower: Power imports for Bhutan, a hydropower rich nation, is likely to further increase as the construction of 118MW Nikachhu and 600MW Kholongchhu hydropower projects gain momentum.

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