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Dignifying vocational jobs still a work in progress

Occupation: Although the wages vary, the challenge of working a blue-collar job transcends boundary. Being a road worker in Switzerland may not be as tough as it is in Bhutan, but its not easy either, according to road builders Kevin Bertschinger, 21, and Alain Zollig, 22, from Walo Bertshinger.

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Teachers continue to leave in droves

About three percent of the total teachers in government schools left their profession last year 

Attrition: At least 19 teachers have left the teaching profession every month in the last five years.

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Bhutanese student bestowed with two prestigious awards

Mikyo Dorjee is the only student to have been bestowed with two awards in a year in history of the school

Recognition: A tenth grade student of St. Jospeh’s School, North Point in Darjeeling is the first Bhutanese to win the coveted Depelchin gold medal and the rare White Coat.

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Bear maul victim recovered

The incident occurred on October 14 at Khebisa gewog in Dagana

Update: A 27-year-old farmer from Kekena, Khebisa gewog in Dagana who was mauled by a bear on October 14 is now in a stable condition.

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HM visits villages in Chhukha

Royal Tour: His Majesty The King met with the people of Lobneykha (Chapcha), Darla, Meritsemo and Bongo during His Majesty’s Royal Tour to villages in Chhukha dzongkhag.

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Smearing tsuney (lime) and spitting doma to be penalized

Inspectors will soon roam the streets of Thimphu looking for violators 

Thromde: Chewing doma will soon be an expensive habit! This is not because the cost of doma is shooting, but those chewers smearing lime on poles or spitting the juice in open public space will be penalized.

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Four children injured in Jaigaon house fire

They were all locked inside the house on fire

Mishap: Three girls and a boy, all four-year old, were referred to Thimphu hospital after they suffered more than 40 to 50 percent burns on their bodies in a fire accident at the Chinese Lane, on Jaigaon’s side.

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G2C contact centre being piloted

The centre can be reached toll free at 8888 for any information related to the G2C services 

ICT: As part of an effort to increase public accessibility to G2C (government to citizen) services especially for rural communities, the G2C office will establish a hot line or contact centre by next month.

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