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Back to school: Students and teachers across the country returned to school from February 16, marking the beginning of a new academic session                                                           

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Lone candidate for Mongar gup post loses

Not a single postal ballot was availed in the election Election: The lone candidate, who contested for the post of Mongar gup in the bye-election yesterday, was not elected. Tshewang Dorji, 32, returned home disappointed, when it was announced that by 23 ‘No’ votes on the EVM, he had lost ...

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Piloting organic mushroom production

Project: With technical support from a Japanese mushroom producer, Haruka International Co. Ltd. (HI), Druk Holding and Investments (DHI) will start a pilot project on organic mushroom production in the country. The pilot phase will begin at the National Mushroom Centre where spawns of shiitake, oyster and king oyster and ...

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Opposition party against police frisking youth

Public opinion on the issue is divided  Security: Despite concerns raised by the opposition party that frisking youth after 10pm would be equal to the suspension of freedom of movement and criminalisation of youth, the Royal Bhutan Police (RBP) will continue the already enforced measure. The opposition leader, Dr Pema ...

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Fuel imports fall in 2014

Imports: Bhutan imported 1.7 percent less fuel last year compared to 2013 but still had to pay more. The country imported 166,433.64 kilo litres (KL) of fuel worth Nu 8.4B. In 2013, the total volume imported was 169,315.33KL for Nu 7.9B. The maximum drop occurred for diesel fuel, decreasing by ...

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3-day old forest fire rages on across two dzongkhags

Disaster: The local community and forest officials are still trying to contain a forest fire in Yangnyer gewog, Trashigang that has razed over 100 acres of chirpine forest, including community forests, since February 15. The fire, which started from Khachikhar village in Durung, has also spread to neighbouring Narang gewog ...

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BIL launches Lopthru Nyenchoel policy

A backup for students’ education in case of accidental disability or death of parent/guardian Insurance: Covering accidental demise and permanent total disability (PTD) due to accident, Bhutan Insurance limited (BIL) launched the student care insurance, Lopthru Nyenchoel policy yesterday in Thimphu. Parents or guardians up to the age of 65 ...

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Fire razes almost entire Sarpang town

Prime Minister to personally expedite new town plan  Disaster: In less than an hour, 81 shops in Sarpang town were razed to the ground by a fire on February 15. The remaining 51 shops escaped the inferno because a parking space separated them from the row of shops that caught ...

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Community school shutdown shocks parents

But the writing was on the wall, as the remote institute had barely enough students Education: Unlike students in other parts of the country, the school going children of Banjar village in Mongar had no school to go to when the academic session began yesterday across the country. After it ...

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