Sunday , February 26 2017
  • Looking back at the year of theMonkey

    When we turn the pages of Bhutan’s history, Bhutanese will remember 2016 as a year of profound significance, a year of Tendril that was never matched before. It was a year of celebrations- celebrating our successes.

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One of the best class XII results in eight years

BCSEA: Despite being mired in a paper leakage controversy, the class XII board examination 2014 result, according to officials, was the best since 2006, with 89.38 percent students passing the examination. The pass percentage is an increase of 2.77 percent from the previous year. Among the streams, pass percentage was ...

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Revenue leakage through BIT loopholes

Small and micro businesses fall through the cracks as they do not keep proper accounts Tax: One late afternoon, four officials from the department of revenue and customs (DRC) walk into a general shop at Changjiji and ask the shopkeeper for his trade license. One of the officials checks the ...

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Leak largely a rumour: BCSEA

Class XII: Despite the huge controversy surrounding the class XII board examination’s English II paper leakage, there was no clue of widespread leak, Bhutan Council for School Examination and Assessment (BCSEA) officials said. “Scrutiny of papers indicated no hard evidences of leakage,” BCSEA secretary Kinga Dakpa said yesterday while declaring ...

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Working holiday: Students spend their winter vacation harvesting wheat in Jabaa village in Mongar      

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Optional subject to be introduced for class nine

Education: Class nine students will have Environmental Science as an optional subject from this year. The subject will be introduced in class nine and eventually be offered between classes nine to 12. While it will be introduced across the country it will not be compulsory for schools to offer the ...

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Distribution of three essential drugs suspended

DRA: Health ministry’s Department of Medical Service notified all hospitals to stop dispensing three essential drugs, last week . The three drugs are calcium lactate (300mg tablets), vitamin C (250mg tablets) and omeprazole (20mg capsules). All three drugs are products of Park Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd in India. According to Drug ...

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Dungse Garab Dorji Rinpoche is presiding over the ongoing Baza-Guru Dungdrup and Tshog-Bum at Yadhi high school, which is being organised to commemorate the 60th birth anniversary of the Fourth Druk Gyalpo. The prayers, which end on February 10 is being organised by the Yadhi Tshogchen from Ngatshang, Mongar.        

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Class XII results declared

Breaking: The class XII results were declared this afternoon. In Arts, Sonam Tshomo of Mothithang higher secondary school (HSS) secured first place with 89 percent, followed by Bikash Rai of Jakar HSS and Dorji Yangzom of Ugyen Academy both of whom scored 83.5 percent. In third place is Leki Tshering ...

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Maximising budget utilisation

The bane of underutilisation is blamed on local governments, which in turn point the finger at bureaucratic red tape Notice: What could be the reason for many government agencies to return a substantial amount of unused budgets to the finance ministry at the end of every fiscal year? According to ...

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Foreseeing sub-regional economic cooperation

Meet: Bhutan, Nepal, India and Bangladesh opted for a quadrilateral meet for the first time on January 30 to discuss areas of cooperation in water resources including hydropower, transit and connectivity. Although the meeting reached no concrete decision, the director general of department of hydropower and power systems, Dasho Yeshi ...

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Three ‘gifts’ per gewog

All 205 gewogs to get power tillers, electric fencing and centres with a farm shop each this year MoA: All 205 gewogs in the country will be provided with power tillers, electric fencing and gewog centres with a farm shop each by this year, agriculture minister Yeshey Dorji said. Lyonpo ...

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Halfway there

The country is well on track to meet its annual vegetable export target of 7500MT Agriculture: Bhutan is halfway to meeting its annual vegetable export target of 7,500 metric tonnes (MT) by 2018. Agriculture department records show, vegetable exports have almost doubled in the past three years from 2,088MT in ...

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