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Mandatory drug test for undergraduate scholarship students

All the students selected for undergraduate scholarships will have to undergo mandatory drug testing from 2018. If the selected candidates are tested positive, their awards will be cancelled. This is according to the Ministry of Education. Education ministry said the initiative was in line with the immigration requirement of different ...

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Lhuentse NC aspirant hopes to address national issues

Kinga Penjor

Former Bhutan Broadcasting Service (BBS) journalist, Kinga Penjor, has declared his intention to stand as National Council candidate from Lhuentse. Kinga Penjor, 44, from Thimyul village, retired as a senior documentary producer and television anchor. He graduated from Sherubtse College in 2002 with Bachelors of (Honours) in Philosophy and Literature. ...

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Farmers encouraged to grow black sesame in Nichula

Temporary workers thresh sesame grains for FMCL

Farm Machinery Centre (FMC) in Nichula, Dagana will grow black sesame on 70-acres land this season. The increase comes after the success the centre saw after trying the sesame on eight acres of land in 2016 season. Nichula is plagued with wild animal attacks. FMC opted for sesame cultivation because ...

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Still serving after retirement

He looks exhausted, yet full of excitement from the daylong picnic trip with fellow villagers on the occasion of New Year. “I thoroughly enjoyed after a long time,” he said. Meet Suk Man Tamang, 62, from Gosarling gewog in Tsirang. He is one of the oldest- and longest-serving village health ...

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Picture Story

Traffic police has started implementing the rule to only allow public transport buses into the bus terminal parking at Lungtenzampa, Thimphu. Cars that cross the sign board are penalised.

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Pam residents want to be out of thromde

An overwiew of Pam village in Samkhar, Trashigang

The decision to include Pam village under the thromde has left the residents dejected. Despite a petition submitted to the dzongkhag last year pleading not to include the village under the town’s extended boundary, there has been no positive response from the dzongkhag. On January 23, during a review meeting ...

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Truckers cry foul over new sand supply system

NRDCL says the new system protects consumers and addresses price escalation About 100 truckers who transport sand have appealed to the government against the introduction of a new system, which requires the transaction of sand to be routed through the Natural Resources Development Corporation Limited (NRDCL). This means that construction ...

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Clarity needed on affidavit issues and conviction records

Participants from the judiciary and the ECB at the two-day meeting in Thimphu

Issues were raised during a meeting on election dispute settlement between the judiciary and ECB Issue related to affidavit, one of the documents required at the time of nomination of aspiring political candidates and the election petition procedure were among the main issues discussed during the election dispute settlement system ...

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Defendant says DeSuung fund used on orders from superiors, not embezzled

Claiming that the military court in Lungtenphug passed the judgment without conducting his closing statement, Major Kinga Norbu yesterday requested the High Court to investigate the issue. He alleged that there is a conflict of interest, as the military court and prosecutors work together. “There was no corroborating evidence of ...

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Bhutan Power Corporation receives recognition

The Central Board of Irrigation and Power, India awarded Bhutan Power Corporation (BPC) with the Best Performing Utility award on January 3 for having integrated operation in Generation, Transmission. A press release from BPC states that the award is in recognition for the outstanding contribution to the Bhutanese economy and ...

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Haa receives 1.8cm of snow

Haa recorded a temperature of -9 degree Celsius on January 24

Weather stations in Haa recorded snow depth of 1.8cm followed by Gasa with 1.5cm on January 24, according to the National Centre for Hydrology and Meteorology (NCHM). Snow sleets were reported at the station in Bumthang. The NCHM had issued an advisory on January 23 forecasting the possibility of light ...

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Defendant requests HC to revoke military court’s judgment

Bench II of the High Court on January 24 held a preliminary hearing for one of the accused officials in the DeSuung embezzlement case, Major Ugyen Lhendup. The military court last month sentenced him to two years and six months including an administrative action that terminated him without any benefits. ...

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