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Eastern United claimed their third consecutive victory in the Jigme Dorji Wangchuck National Archery Tournament when they defeated Druk Green Power Corporation (DGPC) in the third and final set of the game at the Changlimithang archery range yesterday. DGPC won the first set 25-3 but the defending champions Eastern United …

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Dealing with teacher deployment

The projection will resolve the paradox of a shortage of teachers when there are plenty Education: The education ministry is doing something that should have been done years ago. It is working on the most “complicated” issue – teacher deployment projection. It has been observed that the lack of a …

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Stranded Bhutanese in Nepal reach home

Quake: After about a 20-hour-long drive, 27 Bhutanese, most of them monks and nuns, arrived in Phuentsholing yesterday morning. The Phuentsholing dungkhag administration and the thromde arranged two buses that travelled to Panitanki, an Indian town that borders the Nepalese town of Kakkarvitta.  Bhutanese officials and customs officials in Panitanki …

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Dawdling on poverty reduction?

Although Bhutan slashed poverty by half from 2007-12, Gini coefficient remained the same WB Report: Pace of poverty reduction in Bhutan has slowed down since 2012 World Bank’s projections made through its report on country’s macro poverty outlook revealed. The country’s last available official poverty estimate is 12.7 percent in …

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Another milestone for MHPA

Concreting of dam foundation begins Hydropower: Marking another milestone for the now the fastest hydropower construction in the country, Mangdechu project yesterday symbolically began concreting the foundation of the dam, bringing an end to river excavation work. In concreting the foundation of the dam, which will block the Mangdechu and …

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Last notice to workshops to move to new site

Relocation: Without basic services like water and electricity crucial to the business, the two automobile workshops in Tsirang are showing reluctance to move to the new location, where plots were already allotted. The last date to relocate was April 30, but workshop owners said it would be difficult to move …

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S/J sees sharp decline in incidence of malaria

Vector-borne disease control programme on course towards elimination target by 2020 Health:  In the past five years, the regional referral hospital in Samdrupjongkhar recorded a drastic drop in malaria cases. Records with the health facilities in Samdrupjongkhar show that from 60 malaria cases in 2006, it dropped to seven in …

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Mobile-home-switch system steals the show

Other handiwork of tech institutes were also on display at the Zorig Day celebration Innovation: Have a habit of forgetting to switch off lights when leaving for office?  Don’t worry.  The students of the Technical Training Institute (TTI) in Khuruthang, Punakha have a solution for it. A mobile home switch, …

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7-day moenlam chenmo starts in Trashigang

Religion: Trashigang dzongkhag’s annual moenlam chenmo began yesterday. The moenlam chenmo was presided over by the Lam Neten and three trulkus from Kanglung shedra. Over 700 monks from the dratshang, Kanglung shedra and dratshang yenlag lobdras, including lay monks from gendeys, are reciting prayers to commemorate the 60th birth anniversary …

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