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BAC accredits three more colleges

So far, RTC is the only college with A+ grade

Bhutan Accreditation Council (BAC) accredited College of Science and Technology (CST), Jigme Namgyel Engineering College (JNEC), and Sherubtse College in Thimphu yesterday. All three tertiary institutes were awarded grade A certificates. Education Secretary, Karma Yeshey, said that the purpose of the accrediting institutes is to ensure quality and build competency. ...

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Phuentsholing police looking for murder suspect

Police in Phuentsholing is looking for a 30-year-old man from Dungmana village of Trashigang for his alleged involvement in the murder of a man in Phuentsholing. The victim, a 25-year-old man from Zhemgang was found dead near an orange depot area along the Toorsa embankment. According to sources, the incident ...

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Former DPT MP to contest for Trashigang NC

Lhatu

… With focus on bringing harmony and unity to communities A former Member of Parliament (MP), Lhatu, from Wamrong constituency in Trashigang decided to contest in the upcoming National Council (NC) elections from Lumang gewog. The Druk Phuensum Tshogpa MP from 2008 to 2013 said that it is his desire ...

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Students show interest in religious programmes

About 75 students from various schools recited prayers at the Memorial Choeten for about two weeks. This was part of the annual dharma programme to engage youth meaningfully during vacation. The students are in Phuentsholing attending a three-week programme.

More than 100 students from Thimphu are attending dharma programme in Phuentsholing. Students learn Buddhist spiritual values and meditation, among others Tandin Phurpa, an employee at the Institute of Traditional Medicine in Thimphu and a volunteer, said that the number of volunteers attending the programme has increased compared with last ...

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Thromde and YDF sign eco park MoU

The MoU will expire on January 8, 2021

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between Thimphu Thromde and Bhutan Youth Development Fund (YDF) to adopt Thimphu Eco Park yesterday to protect and learn about wetland. The 10.77-acre park is located below Changangkha Lhakhang. The park was inaugurated in 2016 with financial support from Bhutan Trust Fund for ...

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Drukair ATR resumes its domestic commercial flights

The aircraft was grounded following a technical glitch in one of the engines (File Photo)

Drukair’s ATR 42-500 resumes its commercial flights from today after the aircraft was grounded since December 29. Following the maintenance of the aircraft and a proving flight conducted yesterday, airline officials said that the ATR was ready to resume its operations. The ATR was grounded following a technical glitch in ...

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Govt. working with Indian counterparts on GST

While India’s goods and services tax (GST) has cut the competitive edge of Bhutan’s export-oriented industries, Bhutan still has a few advantages, the Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay said. The government, he said, must accept what GST has done. It has created a level-playing field between Bhutanese manufacturers and that of ...

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ACC implicates 19 in five RICBL cases

Anti-Corruption Commission has forwarded the findings of five RICBL cases and draft charges to the Office of the Attorney General

What could be one of the biggest cases in the recent past, the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has implicated 16 top officials of the Royal Insurance Corporation Limited (RICBL) and three private individuals in connection with five separate cases the anti-graft investigated in 2016 and 2017. The commission forwarded its findings ...

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Driver charged for alleged rape of minors

The Office of the Attorney General (OAG) on January 1 charged a 26-year-old man for allegedly raping two minors. The man, who works as a driver with Chundu Pvt Limited, was charged with statutory rape and rape of a child above the age of 12 years. The accused, Dorji Wangchuk ...

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One inclusive school in one dzongkhag in the 12th Plan

Among the many resolutions that the recent Sherig Conference in Zhemgang adopted was identifying at least one school in every dzongkhag as a special education needs (SEN) programme school in the 12th Plan. Education Minister Norbu Wangchuk said that about 30 percent of children in the country is born with ...

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