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Almost 6,000 students disqualify for govt. schools

This was because they fell short of the education ministry cut-off point of 61 percent BCSE: Almost half of the 11,655 students, who appeared the Bhutan certificate of secondary education examination last year, will have to look beyond government schools to continue their education this year. One of the worst ...

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Spending on health in steady decline

In a sector not short of challenges, this dwindling of financial resources is its greatest Budget: It was almost paradoxical that, just as healthcare professionals gathered to discuss keeping pace with scientific updates in medicine over the weekend, they received a chilling reminder that the health sector has been seeing ...

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Police building healthy and effective relation with public

Police: Paro got its first Community Police Centre (CPC) yesterday. The centre in Drugyel is the tenth in the country. Chief of Police Brigadier Kipchu Namgyel said that CPCs are set up to build good relation bettwen police and the public, to win confidence of public and to prevent crime ...

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Golden needle, most sought therapy at the traditional hospital

Conference: Golden needle or the acupuncture (sergekhap) therapy is the most sought treatment among the 11 therapies the traditional hospital in Thimphu provides. Almost 27 percent of the patients, who visited the hospital last year, were treated with acupuncture therapy. Monthly more than 400 patients visit the hospital for golden ...

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Trongsa dzong renovation yet to start

Heritage: With the department of culture yet to approve the drawings, designs and estimate, a major renovation work worth Nu 30.47M of the country’s largest historical monument Trongsa dzong is likely to be delayed. According to the dzongkhag, the renovation work was supposed to begin by December 2014.  Trongsa dzongda, ...

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The President of Bhutan Football Federation, Ugen Tsechup Dorji with the President of Japan Football Association (JAF), Kuniya Daini. JAF will support the Bhutanese national football team with a coach and provide financial assistance for the training centre at Changjiji, Thimphu.                                      

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Drukair raises safety concerns

Similarity in call signs with Tashi Air’s Bhutan Airlines may confuse … but not all pilots agree Aviation: The national airline, Drukair, has raised issues of safety with the government concerning  the similarity of the call sign being used by Bhutan Airlines, a subsidiary of Tashi Air pvt ltd. A ...

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Graduation: The 14th batch of Desuups completed a three-week training on Saturday at the Tencholing Military Training Centre in Wangdue                                                                                  

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ACC freezes more than 18.98 acres in Thimphu

Another two acres belonging to four people in Debsi, Chang gewog are yet to be validated Land: The Anti Corruption Commission (ACC), which is still investigating the Thimphu land case involving former Chang gup, Naku, has issued two more freeze notices on land belonging to six individuals on February 6. ...

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Illegal BTN-INR exchange rate jacked up in Jaigaon

A black market thrives from this illicit business fuelled recently by the pilgrimage season Currency: The country’s currency, the ngultrum (BTN) is depreciating against the Indian rupee (INR) in the informal and illegal currency exchange market in Jaigaon, across the border from Phuentsholing. The ngultrum is pegged to the Indian ...

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Standard guideline needed in treating spinal TB

Conference: Lack of standard guidelines to treat bone or spinal tuberculosis (TB) has left doctors at the orthopedic department of the Jigme Dorji Wangchuck national referral hospital (JDWNRH) unclear. Spinal TB, medically known as Pott’s spine, occurs at the lumbar (lower part of the spine) in children and adults, and ...

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How Trongsa became egg self-sufficient

First, it stopped imports from India and now it’s doing the same for other dzongkhags  Poultry: After stopping the import of eggs from India, Trongsa is now working on not having to depend on eggs from other dzongkhags. The dzongkhag is planning to produce over 3 million (M) eggs by ...

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