Tuesday , March 28 2017

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Strengthening local government’s capacity on public health

Health: More than 35 officials, including dzongkhag tshogdu (DT) chairpersons, cultural, gewog administrative and planning officers, and multi-sectoral task force (MSTF) and community-based support system (CBSS) members from Thimphu, Punakha, Trongsa, Bumthang and Wangdue are attending a health workshop in Wangdue.

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Bhutanese convicted in Australia

Verdict: The Broadmeadows Magistrates’ Court in Melbourne, Australia convicted a Bhutanese man for recording a woman bathing on his mobile phone on February 9.

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Intake for tertiary education increases by 201

Education: The intake for in-country tertiary education has increased by 201 slots in the Royal University of Bhutan (RUB) compared to last year with the opening of Rigney College in Trashiyangtse and Gyalpozhing College in Mongar.

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DITT recognised

Award: The government Enterprise Architecture, e-GIF (eGovernment Interoperability Framework) of the Royal Government, led by the Department of Information Technology and Telecom (DITT), of the information and communications ministry was selected for the Open Group 2017 awards for innovation and excellence in Enterprise Architecture (EA), according to a DITT press release.

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Investigation of Panbang-Nganglam highway begins

The road which was blacktopped a year and a half  ago is already pockmarked with potholes Roads: Teams of experts from Thimphu including officials from the Samdrupjongkhar regional Department of Roads office has begun an investigation into the condition of the Panbang to Nganglam highway.

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ECB readies for elections for vacant LG posts

LG: The Election Commission of Bhutan (ECB) has notified eligible candidates who are interested to contest in the upcoming local government (LG) elections to keep ready the necessary documents that would be required for filing their nominations.

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Gasa herders shift livestock out of homes

Livestock: To discourage dairy famers in Khatoed and Khamoed gewogs from keeping animals on the ground floor, the livestock division in Gasa has been providing cement and CGI sheets to help construct cattle sheds near their houses.

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