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Online scholarship application saves time and money

The DAHE facility serves as an example for other online services in its ease of access and use  G2C: Now into its third year, the Department of Adult and Higher Education’s (DAHE) online scholarship application service continues to save students and the department, time and money, and serves as an …

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Pilgrims are the biggest litterbugs

Despite numerous cleanup campaigns, the trail to Taktshang remains strewn with trash Tourism: From its base in Ramthangka until the monastery, the garbage strewn along the trail is evidence that the Taktshang monastery in Paro is one of the most visited destinations in the country. Polythene bags, pet bottles and …

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Reflections on the De-Suug Program

The De-Suung training has reinforced my respect and admiration for the dedicated services our military is providing in the service of our motherland. With just the basic remuneration, our military men and women appear to be a highly motivated unit, taking pride and equipped to perform at their peak within …

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What will it take to civilise us?

A four-part tongue-in-cheek attempt to ferret out the distinctive features that validate an educated person Part I NB AT the onset that I treat the two terms ‘educated’ and ‘civilised’ as one and the same.  Still, it must be said, as a PS of sorts to that intro, that neither …

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Looking ahead to home advantage

Football: Team Bhutan will be returning home with a major advantage following a momentous victory in their first World Cup qualifier campaign in Sri Lanka. Coach Chokey Nima and his boys will be entering the second leg of the qualifiers with one away-goal advantage. A win or draw should comfortably …

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Picture story

His Majesty the King granted promotion to eight officers of the Royal Bhutan Army and the Royal Body Guards. The officers were promoted from the rank of Colonel to the rank of Brigadier. L-R: Brigadiers Sonam Tenzin, Dorji Wangchuk, Thinlay Dorji, Sangay Thinlay, Tenzin Dorjee, Gembo Tshering, Dorji Gyeltshen and …

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Meeting the chopper promise

A helicopter service next year was the highlight of plans in place over the next few years APA Meeting: Bhutan will have its first domestic helicopter services by the end of the next fiscal year. This was one of the major decisions taken at the finalisation of the annual performance …

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Mangdechhu HP cost revised

The increase, though substantial, is still much lower than that of other hydropower projects  Hydropower: Completing the 720MW Mangdechhu hydropower project will cost Nu 45 Billion (B), an amount equal to the government of India’s commitment for the 11th Plan. The Trongsa-based project’s cost has already shot up by Nu …

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Linking annual plans to national objectives

11-hour session between ministries and dzongkhags on annual performace agreements Governance: For the economy to thrive, every dzongkhag must ensure its own economic growth and the National Statistical Bureau (NSB) would be assessing the economy of each dzongkhag soon. In an 11-hour marathon coordination meeting between the ministries and dzongkhags …

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ACC reminds lyonchoen of Supreme Court order

ACC: The Anti Corruption Commission (ACC) has written to the prime minister, informing him about the Supreme Court’s (SC) order of disallowing a public official to use state resources, while attending a private adjudication matter before the court. Although commission officials refused to comment further, sources said the ACC wrote …

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