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Rural schools dominate school rankings

The top ranked schools in the country include Ugyen Academy Higher Secondary School (secondary level), Shali Primary School in Trashi Yangtse (primary), and Utpal Junior Wing in Paro (class III) according to results of the annual rankings of schools of the Department of School Education’s (DoSE) Education Monitoring Division (EMD).

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Firewood consumption still high

Firewood has been the primary source of cooking energy in Bhutan with a high per capita firewood consumption. However, over the years the fuel mix has been changing depicting an increasing share of clean fuel such as electricity and LPG.

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Ambassador to Denmark presents credentials

Ambassador Pema Choden presented her Letter of Credence to Her Majesty Queen Margrethe II of Denmark accrediting her as the ambassador the Kingdom of Bhutan to the Kingdom of Denmark at the Amalienborg Palace in Copenhagen on April 7, according to a foreign affairs press release.

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East-West Highway open

The block on the East-West Highway near Tsheringmo Drubchu in Trongsa was cleared around 6pm and opened to traffic yesterday.

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Domestic demand for cement rises

With domestic demand for cement increasing, the country’s two cement manufacturers, Penden Cement Authority Limited’s (PCAL) and Dungsam Cement Corporation Limited (DCCL) are unable to deliver cement to their clients on time.

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No candidates for three demkhongs in S/Jongkhar

Despite several calls, no villager from Damsagang Toed and Tshoduen chiwogs in Samrang gewog showed up to appear for the functional literacy test (FLT), a requirement to contest in the upcoming election for the vacant tshogpa posts.

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