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Court sends student to five years in prison

Chukha dzongkhag court sentenced a high school student to five years in prison for illicit trafficking of narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances on March 13. The Chukha Central School authority reported to police that a student, Kuenley Peljor has abused Spasmoproxyvon Plus and could not sit for the annual examinations …

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Chukha local leaders raise issues in accessing fuel

Tsimasham fuel depot

The existing timing to refill liquified petroleum gas (LPG) between 4pm to 6pm in Tsimasham has affected the people and should be changed, some local government leaders said at the dzongkhag tshogdu (DT) on March 15. Local leaders proposed the fuel stations to provide the service from 9am until 5pm. …

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Tsirang processes 14 PSL projects

Farmers who came to submit proposals yesterday

Less than a month after Tsirang formed a Priority Sector Lending (PSL) committee, at least 14 proposals have been assessed. In a week’s time, these applications will be forwarded to financial institutions to process for loan. Had it not been for five projects that required further verification and feasibility study, …

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Laya LSS to be upgraded in 12th FYP

More than 60 students avail boarding facilities

To encourage and allow students from Laya to complete basic education, the Laya Lower secondary school (LSS) will be upgraded to a middle secondary school in the 12th Plan. Starting this academic session, the school will also receive central school facilities. According to dzongkhag education officer Sherab Gyeltshen, the move …

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Employment opportunities found to determine choice of degree programme

Government-funded undergraduate scholarship programme has significantly increased over the last five years while self-funding for the same has decreased, according to the labour ministry’s Beyond Graduation Survey (BGS) 2017 report. The reports showed that government funded programme increased from 699 in 2013 to 755 in 2014 and 1,026 in 2017. …

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JDWNRH rolls out appointment system for ENT department

About 509 patients had consulted the Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) department at the national referral hospital in Thimphu through appointments since the department started an appointment system on March 1. Medical superintendent at Jigme Dorji Wangchuck National Referral Hospital, Dr Gosar Pemba, said the system was introduced to reduce …

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Financial literacy to be integrated into education curriculum

The education ministry is working on integrating the national financial literacy school curriculum into the formal education curriculum. The Royal Monetary Authority (RMA) presented the draft of the curriculum to the education ministry during the global money week earlier this week. The Royal Institute of Management (RIM) developed the curriculum. …

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BDBL loan suspension affects Chukha farmers

Local leaders and representatives from lower Chukha questioned the Bhutan Development Bank Limited’s (BDBL) decision to suspend loans to villagers in their gewogs at the fourth dzongkhag tshogdu (DT) yesterday. Getana gup Kinley raised the issue at the tshogdu. He said that people have repeatedly asked the gewog administration about …

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Sarpang has eight NC candidates

Sarpang dzongkhag wrapped up its dhamngoi zomdu for the National Council (NC) elections in all its 12 gewogs with the last zomdu held in Gelephu thromde on March 14. Of the 12 people, who declared their intention to contest for NC and participated in gewog dhamngoi zomdu, eight were nominated. …

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Bhutan ranks 97th in World Happiness Report

The UN World Happiness Report (WHR) 2018 has ranked Bhutan as the 97th happiest country in the world out of 156 countries. Although Bhutan’s rank has remained the same out of 155 countries in 2017, Bhutan has dropped 13 places from its previous rank of 84 in the list of …

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WHO South-East Asia countries commit to end TB by 2030

Member countries of WHO South-East Asia Region (SEAR), on March 14 in New Delhi, committed to further intensify efforts to ensure rapid and concrete progress to end tuberculosis (TB) by 2030. In a statement adopted at the Delhi End TB Summit 2018, member countries agreed to actualising and intensifying essential …

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98 nabbed in drug case in two months

Thimphu police arrested a 26-year-old taxi driver from Norzin Lam, Thimphu for alleged involvement in trafficking of narcotic drugs on March 13. Police officials said they have recovered 160 Spasmoproxyvon Plus (SPP) capsules from the boot of the taxi. Additional of 2,069 SPP capsules were recovered from his house. While …

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