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English and Mathematics textbooks for primary classes revised

Royal Education Council (REC) has revised English textbooks for Classes IV to VI and Mathematics for Classes PP to VI. The revision was in keeping with the resolution of the National Curriculum Conference 2016, evaluation of school English and Mathematics curriculum from Classes PP to XII and to reduce the …

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Curriculum frameworks drafted to guide learning outcome

To guide curriculum developers and teachers, the Royal Education Council (REC) has drafted curriculum frameworks for 10 subjects. The development of framework began in 2006 with English, Dzongkha and Mathematics and the Council is yet to draft similar framework for few more subjects. Dean of curriculum development centre, Wangpo Tenzin, …

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JDWNRH awaits forensic test results

The national referral hospital is awaiting forensic test results of the woman who was allegedly sexually assaulted by one of the OT (operating theatre) technicians on April 5 night. It is alleged that the accused injected her an anesthetic drug through a cannula instead of drawing blood for a test. …

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e-GP facilitated 53 tenders worth Nu 120M

…advertisement for the media houses expected to decline as capacity building for dzongkhags completes by June this year  Since the initiation of government’s e-government procurement (e-GP) system, 53 tenders have been floated through the system amounting to Nu 120M worth of goods and services. A government order was issued in …

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Hospital staff accused of sexual assault

A 30-year-old technician at the operating theatre (OT) in the national referral hospital in Thimphu, was allegedly accused of raping a patient attendant. According to sources, the incident was reported to have happened around 11pm on April 5. The woman in her 30s  and a mother of two, had a …

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ECB reminds BKP to refrain from introducing candidates

Election Commission of Bhutan (ECB) has again asked Bhutan Kuen-Nyam Party (BKP) to comply with its notice that states political parties should refrain from introducing candidates until electoral activities for the National Council (NC) are over. Following the introduction of two candidates on April 2, ECB’s secretary Dawa Tenzin called …

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Former RICBL ED claims he was relieved illegally

The former Royal Insurance Corporation of Bhutan Limited (RICBL) executive director, Sonam Dorji, asked if the company could act on the direction of the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) without fulfilling due process. RICBL relieved Sonam Dorji on compulsory termination from service with retirement benefits as recommended by the ACC. RICBL lawyer …

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Picture story

Trucks wait at the sand-harvesting site in Wangdue: The task force formed to review the sand supply system that the Natural Resources Development Corporation Ltd introduced this year recommended the new system be continued and be reviewed six months later.

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Doctors urge early detection and treatment of cancer

Anim (nun) Bidha felt a lump in her right breast. It was a painless lump and so she did not give much attention to it. Three years after her retreat, she heard that one of her friends, also a nun at Shechen Orgyen Chodzong nunnery in Sisina in Thimphu, went …

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GIC-Bhutan declares its first dividend

GIC-Bhutan Reinsurance Company Limited has declared a dividend of three percent for its shareholders for the first time since its inception in 2013. However, the company is still struggling to get the local insurance companies to do a major business with GIC-Bhutan as both the domestic insurance companies share their …

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NAPA II project nears completion

About 10 implementing partners are involved in the various activities of the project

Implementing partners of the National Adaptation Programme of Action (NAPA) II project at the knowledge-sharing workshop presented outcome and progress of the various activities under the project. NAPA II project is aimed at addressing the risks of climate-induced disasters through enhanced national and local capacity for effective actions. About eight …

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Know Your NC Candidate: Trongsa

Gyem Dorji Age: 41  years Village: Samcholing Gewog: Drakteng   Qualification MSc in Environmental Engineering MSc in Environmental Technology for Sustainable Development Graduate Diploma in Environmental Management and Heritage Conservation, Diploma in Forestry Science Work experience Head of the plantation, Social forestry and extension division. Dzongkhag Forestry Officer in Samtse …

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