• Charging stations will be installed in six dzongkhags

    26 taxis register for electric vehicles

    Two weeks after the communication ministry issued the notification, about 26 Taxi Operating Permit (TOP) holders in Thimphu have registered with the ministry’s Project Management Unit (PMU), to procure electric car to replace their fossil fueled taxis. There are 535 TOP holders in Thimphu.

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Students attend dharma programme

More than 150 students are attending a dharma programme at Dungsam Academy in Samdrupjongkhar. Students of classes VIII to XII of 11 schools from Samdrupjongkhar and Pemagatshel are attending the programme, which is provided free of cost. The programme, organised by the Institute of Science of Mind in Thimphu, aims …

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VAST Bhutan organised a youth interaction through art camp in Dagana from December 20-29.  The camp was held to encourage expression and positive youth engagement through art, enhance the use of art as therapy and nurture a culture of volunteerism amongst young adults.

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12th Plan period aligned with government’s tenure

The 12th Five-Year Plan period would be from November 1, 2018 to October 31, 2023 and aligned with the term of the government. All past Plans began from July, coinciding with the commencement of the fiscal year. The initial draft had covered the Plan period from July 2018 to June …

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No classes on Saturday from 2019 academic session

Schools across the country will not have classes on Saturday from the 2019 academic session. The decision was endorsed at the 19th national education conference in Phuentsholing yesterday. After a series of discussions, which also included a decision to shelve the plan for sometime, a majority of the participants raised their hands …

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Sherubtse graduates perform better in BCSE, finds RCSC report

Students of Sherubtse College have consistently topped Bhutan Civil Service Examination’s (BCSE) main examination’s general category, according to the Royal Civil Service Commission’s (RCSC) 2017 report on BCSE performance of graduates from different institutions. Of the 125 graduates who appeared BCSE examination from Gaeddu College of Business Studies this year, 28 graduates were selected, …

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Fire damages an acre of forest in Thimphu

The fire started around 11.30am

About 100 decimals of forest were damaged in a fire that started near Samazingkha area around 11.30am in Thimphu yesterday. Fire division officials said no one reported the fire and that the fire division were alerted about it on its system through the CCTV installed near the Hindu temple. Three …

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A fire razed the house of a health official of Sarpang hospital to the ground yesterday afternoon.

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Community action found effective in reducing harmful use of alcohol

Community action was found to be effective in bringing positive impacts in reducing the harmful use of alcohol. This is according to a pilot study conducted by Mental Health Programme in 2017 in Toetsho gewog, Trashiyangtse to evaluate effectiveness of community based intervention to reduce harmful use of alcohol in …

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Tourist returns lost fanny pack to owner

Jagadish Sinha returns the fanny pack to Lei Deolinda (Photo: RBP FB page)

A tourist from West Bengal, India, Jagadish Sinha, returned a fanny pack of a fellow tourist that he found on his way from Taktsang to Paro police on December 26 evening. Royal Bhutan Police said in its facebook page that the pack contained US$ 5,290, Macau$ 4,500, Hongkong $6,000, Bhutanese …

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No fuel depot for Doksum residents yet

Although illegal, shopkeepers are seen selling petroleum products in Doksum town

Holding a brown jerry can and a large funnel, a teenager walks through the centre of Doksum town in Trashiyangtse. She is carrying petrol. Although illegal, this is a common practice in town. General shops sell petroleum products. Most shopkeepers Kuensel spoke to claim that they were not involved in …

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Weringla drungkhag needs engineers and accountants

Weringla Drungkhag Drungpa Tashi Tenzin at the DT meeting

Weringla drungkhag in Mongar is in need of engineers and accountant to deliver better service to the people. Local leaders in the drungkhag raised the issue at the recent dzongkhag tshogdu (DT) session and requested the dzongkhag administration to deploy the officials at the earliest. They reasoned that with the …

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The Fourth Meeting of the BIMSTEC Network of Policy Think Tanks opened yesterday at the convention centre in Thimphu. Participants from seven leading policy think tanks from the BIMSTEC Member States, officials from BIMSTEC Secretariat and government  officials are attending the meeting.

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