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Computer Science course from Sherubtse to move to Gyalpoizhing College

By July next year, Sherubtse College’s Bachelors of Science (Computer Science) course will be moved to Gyalpoizhing College of Information Technology (GCIT) in Mongar. However, students currently pursuing the programme at Sherubtse would continue their degree at the college. This means that the 39 students (27 regular and 12 self-financed) …

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Bajo fire contained

The fire damaged about 1,300 acres of forest

The fire that broke out above Bajo town in Wangdue on April 3 was contained yesterday evening at around 5:30pm. An official with the Department of Disaster Management (DDM) said the volunteers had been fighting the fire since April 3. “Community people informed the Gups after the fire near Mata …

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Alternative sources to recognise degree only if university doesn’t respond

Department of Adult and Higher Secondary Education (DAHE) will approach alternative sources for recognition of university degrees for aspiring candidates only if the university does not respond in two months, the council’s chairperson Education Secretary Karma Yeshey, said. As of today, Bhutan Accreditation Council (BAC) has approved Bhutan Medical and …

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Court rules out dismissal of RICBL case

Thimphu dzongkhag court’s civil bench said it would not dismiss the case, after the Royal Insurance Corporation Ltd lawyer requested the court to dismiss it in its second submission on April 3. The judge said that in the interest of the case, it was best not to dismiss the case. …

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PCAL liable for fine, say labour ministry

Penden Cement Authority Limited (PCAL) will be liable to pay a fine for failing to regularise its 130 national workforce (NWF) employees, say labour officials. Section 41 of the Labour and Employment Act of Bhutan 2007, states, “A person who contravenes section 40 shall be liable to pay a fine …

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Private diagnostic centres to allow HIV testing service

National HIV/AIDS Commission has decided to allow private diagnostic centres to conduct HIV testing service. Chief programme officer with the health ministry’s communicable disease division, Namgay Tshering, said the initiative was not meant to replace the current HIV testing facilities catered through health facilities. “The decision for allowing the private …

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First hazelnut harvest in Wangdue expected this year

The first commercial harvest of hazelnut in Wangdue is expected to happen this year. The project of planting the fruit trees began in 2014. Mountain Hazelnut Venture (MH), which has continued the plantation in Wangdue every year since 2014, has more than 750 farmer partners or farming households registered. The …

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Trashigang-Kanglung road widening works to complete this month

Project DANTAK has deployed about 300 workers at the Trashigang-Kanglung road widening works

Road – widening works along the 22km Trashigang-Kanglung highway, which began a decade ago is expected to complete this month. As of April 1, almost 12kms of the remaining 15 km stretch was blacktopped. Trashigang and Kanglung residents shared their satisfaction with the work progress made in the last six …

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Haazam dies in Taba

The bear has been at the centre for almost four years (Photo: Forest official)

It is reported that she suffered a seizure when the Kabesa tiger was brought to the centre The wildlife rehabilitation centre in Taba, Thimphu lost 6-year-old Himalayan black bear, which was affectionately called as Haazam on March 23. It is reported that the bear died after the tiger, which was …

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Fire above Bajo town razes 350 hectares of forest

A forest fire that broke out above Bajo town in Wangdue at 2:30pm yesterday has spread towards Punakha. Wangdue dzongrab Nima Gyeltshen said that the fire around settlement areas has been contained. “The settlement area is safe however, the fire at present is spreading towards Phangyul.” He said that the …

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Murder suspect from Chukha at large

A 28-year-old man from Bongo gewog in Chukha is on the run after he allegedly murdered his 22-year-old estranged wife on April 2. A search team from police in Phuentsholing and Gedu are on a lookout for the suspect. The deceased, a native of Meretsemo, Bongo was brought dead at …

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Know Your NC Candidate: Trashigang

Chheki Wangchuk  Age: 53 years Village: Galing Gewog: Shongphu Qualification MA in Economics Work experience Lecturer Technical advisor CEO Freelance consultant Why should the people vote for you? I understand the aspirations of our people and the challenges they face during my humble career spanning over 26 years as an …

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