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Toktogom farm road to benefit three gewogs

Home minister Dawa Gyaltshen inaugurates the farm road’s construction

Although not in the Plan, the 10.34km long Toktogom farm road in Chhukha will be constructed given the urgent need of the people. Home minister Dawa Gyaltshen inaugurated the farm road’s construction last week. According to a press release from Chhukha dzongkhag administration, the people of Toktogom have waited for ...

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Traffic offense high among young drivers

Using mobile phone while driving tops the list of traffic offense recorded between 2011 and 2016. It is followed by drink driving and over speeding. According to a study conducted by the ministry of information and communications, traffic offenses are increasing gradually over the years with the increasing number of ...

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Atomic weight table non-issue: BCSEA

The Bhutan Council for School Examination and Assessment (BCSEA) secretary Tenzin Dorji, while declaring the Class X results today said no bonus marks were given for the atomic table that was not provided in the Chemistry paper. “Since it was a new curriculum, it was not necessary to attach the ...

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Disable friendly restroom opens at Tamchoe

The first disable friendly highway restroom opened today at Tamchoe, Paro. The toilet built with a traditional architecture has user friendly basins for those on wheelchairs with a hand rail, a ramp and wider door. The toilets also have sensor taps. Tourism Council of Bhutan (TCB) began the construction work ...

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Career progression reformed for Supervisory and Support civil servants

The change was initiated to address issues of stagnation and overlapping position levels  About 11,248 civil servants are expected to benefit from the reform initiated in the Supervisory and Support category (SSC), Royal Civil Service Commission (RCSC), Chairperson, Dasho Karma Tshiteem said. Dasho Karma Tshiteem said the reform on career ...

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Picture story

A Hindi Dance Drama  “HINDI- a celebration of song, dance & poetry” enacted by the children of India and Bhutan” was performed yesterday at the India House to celebrate World Hindi Day. It was directed by Charmi Chheda and presented by Nehru-Wangchuck Cultural Centre. 

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Ready to lead DNT, says Dr Lotay Tshering

Dr Lotay Tshering

Druk Thuksey recipient Dr Lotay Tshering has said he is ready to lead Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa (DNT) as the party president if members support him. The party is preparing to call a general convention next month, where a new set of office bearers will be elected. According to a DNT ...

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Health ministry assures female health worker in BHU II by this month

The placement of one female health worker in each grade II Basic Health Unit (BHU) by the end of this month is a challenge for the health ministry. Health Secretary Dr Ugen Dophu, said the ministry is facing problems mobilising excess female health workers. The ministry has identified some dzongkhags ...

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Candidates switch party affiliation

Political candidates have started switching their party affiliations in preparation for the upcoming parliamentary elections. The former information and communications minister from Druk Phuensum Tshogpa (DPT), Nandalal Rai, has now joined People’s Democratic Party (PDP). He will replace incumbent MP and former foreign minister Rinzin Dorji as the candidate from ...

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RTC graduate to stand as Thimphu’s NC candidate

Sangay Tshering

Sangay Tshering, 28, from Tshaluna in Thimphu aspires  to stand for the upcoming National Council (NC) election. Sangay Tshering holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Royal Thimphu College. He has worked in Phama Trading House and Bhutan Duty Free Limited. Sangay Tshering said he was content working as a ...

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Vehicle numbers rise despite measures

With 92,008 vehicles as of December 31, there is a car for every seven people in the country today. Two years ago, statistics with the Road Transport and Safety Authority (RSTA) showed that there is a car for every 10 individuals. Over the last decade, the number of vehicles has ...

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“I feel at home here” Ambassador Kenji Hiramatsu

Japan’s Ambassador to Bhutan Kenji Hiramatsu, who was in the country to handover 353 power tillers to Bhutan, met with Kuensel’s Tshering Palden.  Excerpts from the interview. What is the purpose of your visit this time? This is my 10th visit since I assumed this post as the ambassador to ...

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