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Electrification incomplete two years past deadline

Shingkhar is the last gewog in Zhemgang to be left without power REW: Two years after its deadline, rural electrification works in Shingkhar, Zhemgang are not yet complete, leaving some 350 homes waiting for power supply. The yearlong contract was awarded in October 2011, and all works were to complete …

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Dzongkha touch-typing software seeks out a market

Innovation: Dzongkha touch typing, a new software meant to enhance Dzongkha typing speed and accuracy without looking at the keyboard, is yet to find a market, just like the national language. The software has received approval from the Dzongkha Development Commission and is equipped with a speedometer, an interactive keyboard …

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Reading year: As part of the 60th birth anniversary of the Fourth Druk Gyalpo celebrations and the reading year, students, parents and teachers from five schools in Mongar read story books and newspaper for 15 minutes on March 21.                                                                     

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Parks – The lungs in an urban landscape

Our planners have not paid much attention to this essential component of towns and cities COVER STORY: Bhutanese town planning gives little priority to a most essential component of an urban centre – parks, where children can play and adults   can hang around on weekends with their family. Many …

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HRH Gyaltshab Jigme Dorji Wangchuck, accompanied by Ashi Yeatso Lhamo yesterday graced the third day of the annual Tshechu at Yoesel Dho-nga Chholing community Lhakhang, at Saling, Mongar, one of the most disadvantaged villages in Saling Gewog. On behalf of His Majesty the King, HRH granted a Thongdroel of Guru …

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Gyatongpa

WHY WE DO WHAT WE DO: Gyatongpa, literally ‘one with eight thousand’ is one of the most common books found in traditional Bhutan. It is the Perfection of Wisdom Sutra in Eight Thousand Verses also called Aśtasāhasrikāprajñāpāramitāsūtra in Sanskrit. The Prajñāpāramitāsūtras or the Perfection of Wisdom books come in different sizes. …

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73 employees dropped out of programme

Since the programme began in July last year, the attrition rate has been 7 a month GEP: Less than a year after the guaranteed employment programme (GEP) began, at least seven employees have been leaving their jobs every month. Records with the labour ministry show that from July 1, 2014 …

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Play centres for Thimphu kids

At an hourly fee, these provide safe and fun environment for little children to spend time in    RECREATION: A few indoor playground centres have come up in the capital to cater to the growing number of children in the city. Play Garden is the newest in town.  The centre …

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OAG reiterates charges against former dzongda

Update: Maintaining its stand on the two charges framed against the foreign minister, the Office of the Attorney General (OAG), which is prosecuting seven defendants at the Haa district court yesterday submitted that the tender committee had apprised the chairman of the lowest bidder’s rate being 100 percent above the …

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