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Agriculture and Food Security subject regularised in schools

The curriculum will be implemented from the next academic session

From the coming academic year 2019, Agriculture and Food Security (AgFS) will be regularised as a subject for classes IX to XII. To regularise and further improve the subject, a tripartite Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between Royal Education Council (REC), agriculture and education ministries in Thimphu yesterday. The …

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Court clears former Talo gup of embezzlement

Punakha dzongkhag court on June 26 sentenced a former Talo gup, Kinley, to three months in prison for false registry of workers made in 2016. The Office of the Attorney General (OAG) made two charges against the former gup. The OAG submitted that he had embezzled the gewog’s fund of …

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11th Golden Youth Award Camp begins in Thimphu

About 80 students from across the country are participating in the 11th Golden Youth Award camp, which began in Thimphu yesterday

To reward and motivate exceptional youth, 80 tenth-graders are partaking in the 11th Golden Youth Award (GYA) camp, which began in Thimphu yesterday. Executive director of Bhutan Youth Development Fund (YDF), Dorji Ohm said that each time the YDF has had different groups of young people building their excellence. “Golden …

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Hydropower developers learn scientific evaluation of EFlow

National Environment Commission Secretariat (NECS) provided training to hydropower developers to determine environmental flows (EFlow) of the rivers. EFlow is the necessary quantity, timing, and quality of water flow required to sustain freshwater and estuarine ecosystems, human livelihoods and well-being dependent on these ecosystems. As part of the project funded …

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Tsirang’s NHDCL houses in dire need of maintenance

With leaking sewerage and poor drainage, the National Housing Development Corporation (NHDCL) buildings in Damphu town are in dire need of maintenance. Its dilapidated condition, the buildings’ nearby tenants say, cause problems for them. A building owner in Damphu town, Bala Ram Acharya, said that the NHDCL houses do not …

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Picture story

The Bhutan Aquatics Federation is organising a 10-day basic coach’s clinic in Thimphu. An Olympic coach from FINA (International Swimming Federation) is conducting the clinic, which is designed to educate and train the participants. There are eight participants taking part in the clinic from which few will be selected for …

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Picture story

With about 5,000 free roaming dogs in Thimphu, the national referral hospital sees about a dozen dog bite cases everyday. Free roaming dogs such as those pictured here at the Norzin Lam in Thimphu include owned dogs that remain unsupervised and unconfined, and stray dogs that depend on humans for …

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Hydropower projects swamp 11th Plan targets

The average GDP growth rate in the first four years of the 11th plan was 6 percent. Targeted growth rate was 10 percent. The economy grew from Nu 105B in 2013 to Nu 148B in 2016, and is estimated to reach Nu 183B this year. According to the 11th Plan …

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A fruitful visit to India: PM

Lyonchhen Tshering Tobgay and his delegation concluded the three-day official visit to India and returned on July 7. Lyonchhen said that the visit was ‘very fruitful’ and the talks with Indian leaders on a wide range of issues were positive. “I’m fully satisfied with the outcome of the visit,” Lyonchhen …

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