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Samtse schools cry out for boarding facilities

In their absence, students have to rent rooms and live in dire conditions  Education: It’s 4pm.  Mindu Wangzom, 18, is back from school.  The class XII arts student is working hard to ensure that she gets through the board examination. She is among the 811 girls studying in one of …

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National topper not awarded Fulbright scholarship

On merit ranking, a Bhutanese student from Canada bagged the slot Education: A score of 91 percent was not enough to secure the coveted Fulbright scholarship in the USA for the whole Bhutan 2014 class XII topper, Jambay Kinley from Ugyen Academy. He lost the slot to a student from …

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Project engineer accepts forgery charge

His plea, however, is that the offence should be deemed a misdemeanour and not a felony Lhakhang Karpo: Among the four charges against him, including seven counts of official misconduct, Lhakhang Kapro’s project engineer Tashi Gyeltshen has accepted the forgery charge under section 297 (c) of the Penal Code of …

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Power tillers to the rescue?

The machine will ease labour shortage Agriculture: Many parts of Trashigang are increasingly witnessing more uncultivated arable land attributed largely to shortage of labour, wild life attacks and irrigation issues leaving farmers and agriculture officials in dilemma. Records with the agriculture department show about 2,292 acres of fallow dry land …

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Picture story

Almost done: To complete the construction of the 154-feet tall giant Guru Nangsey Zilneon statue in Takila, Lhuentse by September this year, the project still needs about Nu 100 million.     

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Six sports scholarship at RTC

MoU: Six sports scholarship are on offer at the Royal Thimphu College (RTC) following a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signing between the Bhutan Olympic Committee (BOC) and the college yesterday. The scholarship is divided into three categories- two each for football and basketball and two in the open category (other …

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As rare as choeps

If the Sheep year is not good, finding choeps to conduct rituals is difficult Ritual: It is seven in the morning in Jungshina, Thimphu.  Sonam Deki, 53, has duties to assign to her husband, son, and son-in-law.  They will have to go to Babesa, Taba and Changidaphu to pick up …

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Hope for bone marrow failure patients

The patient referral guideline 2008 will be amended to include them as well Health: In a move that would help many patients, the national referral hospital in Thimphu will refer patients for bone marrow transplant, by amending the patient referral guideline of 2008. Today, the hospital supports only kidney transplant …

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200 B.Ed graduates employed at last

After being declared surplus by RCSC, their long wait for employment is finally over Teachers: The ministry of education will hand over appointment orders to 200 B.Ed graduates today.  The teacher graduates, who were not taken into the civil service by the Royal Civil Service Commission (RCSC), have been appointed …

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Opposition reiterates its stand

Namely that the Cabinet did not follow due process in its ‘surrender’ of the secretaries Controversy: In the ongoing saga of the three reassigned government secretaries, the opposition yesterday slammed the government for being reckless and misleading and accusing them of attacking the Royal Civil Service Commission (RCSC) for its …

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