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Leak suspect denies guilt

The council has approached other agencies, like OAG, to pursue the matter BCSEA: The official, who is alleged to have leaked the class XII English II paper last month, has not yet admitted to leaking the paper. Bhutan Council for School Examination and Assessment (BCSEA) completed its preliminary investigation into ...

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Filling the void left by the CoS dissolution

Amid talk of a trust deficit between govt. and bureaucracy, the reinstitution of the committee is a must Governance: More than a month after the Cabinet discontinued the committee of secretaries (CoS), Cabinet officials said it was yet to establish a task force to review the functions of CoS and ...

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His Holiness the Je Khenpo’s representative, the Dorji Lopen yesterday appointed lopen Goembo, 42 from Nyisho gewog in Wangdue, lopen Dorji, 42 from Guma gewog in Punakha and lopen Tshewang Rinzin, 41 of Haa as Khudrungs of the Zhung Dratshang.     

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Permanent representative to the UN Daw Penjo presents credentials to the executive director of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and Under-Secretary General of the UN, Achim Steiner in Geneva on January 20. Bhutan has been a recipient of UNEP support since 1999.      

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Symposium calls for an effective strategy to address degradation

Bhutan also expresses concern about degradation and losing forests Environment: More than 200 regional and global experts called for an effective strategy to address the further degradation and fragmentation of mountain forests in the 21stcentury. Discussing the theory of Himalayan forests degradation at the five-day international symposium on transforming mountain ...

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Unable to afford taxis, farmers of Jurmey gewog in Mongar walk for up to six hours to reach their village. A taxi charges more than Nu 500 a person for the trip.     

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His Majesty the King at the winter youth engagement programme in Gyalpoizhing, Mongar. His Majesty granted an audience to the girls, aged between 14 and 20 from schools in eastern Bhutan, visited exhibitions and graced a cultural programme.     

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Climate change a threat to Bhutan’s food security

Conference: Bhutan has shown impacts of climate change increasingly over the years, but the agriculture sector, the most vulnerable to the impacts of climate change, has a long to-do list. At the ongoing regional climate change conference in Thimphu yesterday, agriculture department’s deputy chief, Tenzin Drugyel said a glacial lake ...

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Ex Chang gup clarifies origin of land

All land transactions were above board, he claims, and vetted by the authorities concerned Update: The Anti Corruption Commission need not go to Shar Phangyul in Wangduephodrang to verify the source of the 33-decimal at Lungtenphug, registered in the name of the former Chang gup, Naku’s daughter. Speaking to Kuensel, ...

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Gearing up for the Visit Bhutan year

Tourism: The tourism industry looks forward to a good year ahead, with this year declared as Visit Bhutan year, to commemorate the 60th birth anniversary of His Majesty the Fourth King. Tour operators have started developing various packages to attract more visitors this year.  They said their counterpart agents abroad ...

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Community forest mangt, the best defence against environmental degradation

Symposium: Involvement of local communities is important in the management of mountain forests and preventing environmental degradation, it was pointed out by representatives of countries of the Hindu Kush Himalayas at the ongoing Transforming Mountain Forestry symposium in Dehradhun, India. It was also pointed out that the bottom-up approach of ...

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Study to tackle traffic problems

Traffic lights at certain junctions may be considered Management: In an effort to address Thimphu city’s growing traffic problems and improve the quality of transport services, a feasibility study for an Intelligent Transport System (ITS) will begin next month. An ITS is a traffic management system that uses technology to ...

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