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PM directs RCSC and education ministry to re-assess teacher deployment

Breaking: Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay has called for an emergency meeting of the Royal Civil Service Commission, education ministry and labour ministry to review the B.Ed graduates issue, and to find solutions and explore job prospects for B.Ed graduates in the coming years. The Prime Minister also directed RCSC and ...

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Renewed focus on drug addiction problem

A documentary ‘Jigme – you can do it’ is the agency’s latest attempt to highlight a growing youth malaise BNCA: He had a dream to become a neurologist.  He was selected in the school’s basketball team and had a caring mother. But that wasn’t enough for Jigme.  He craved his ...

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NRDCL muscling in on local sawmills’ turf

Concerned association to petition PM, fearing it may sound a death knell for the industry  Timber: Natural Resources Development corporation ltd (NRDCL) opening a sawmill and outlets for timber would spell the end for the local sawmills, the Association of Wood-based Industries members said in a meeting yesterday. Fearing the ...

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Lungtenphu residents ill at ease

With a murder suspect still on the loose, locals are loth to step out at night or walk alone Crime: Residents in Lungtenphu are raising concerns on safety issues in the locality, even as police are still on the lookout for the suspect in connection with the murder of a ...

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Dechencholing building repeatedly burgled

Crime: In three separate incidents, electrical wires and miniature circuit breakers (MCB) worth over Nu 500,000 were stolen from a building under construction in Dechencholing. According to the building owner, Karma Jimba, the first break-in occurred on January 14, followed by another one on the night of January 16, and ...

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Four apprehended for armed robbery

Crime: Tsirang police apprehended four men from Reserboo in Tsirang for robbing a construction labourer in Reserboo two weeks ago. The culprits are between the ages of 18 and 20. The robbery happened on the night of January 1 when the culprits went to celebrate New Year with the friends ...

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Agents leave pilgrims dissatisfied

A man in early 50s was referred to Thimphu hospital on Saturday night because of damage on his right eye after a fight while returning from a pilgrimage in Bodhgaya, India. The man was the coordinator for the travel agent took more than 250 people Bodhgaya in five buses. The ...

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ACC looking into origins of dubious Lungtenphug holdings

Update: The Anti Corruption Commission is investigating the origin of the 33-decimal land at Lungtenphug belonging to former Chang gup Naku’s daughter. The commission had, in October, issued a freeze notice on the land, together with 11 landowners.  The land in question, according to sources, initially measured 19 decimals only.  ...

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Picture story

Dharmik yatra: Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay began his spiritual pilgrimage in Varanasi yesterday. Lyonchhoen visited the Bodhivrisksha, Kashi Vishwanath temple, Chaukhandi stupa, Dharmarajika stupa, Dhameka stupa and the Mulagandhakuti Vihara temple.       

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Bhutan to source 2,000 cows from India

Amul’s expertise is being sought to make the country self-sufficient in milk and milk products Dairy: Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay, during his official visit to Gujarat, sought Amul Dairy’s expertise to source 2,000 cows from India. Minister of economic affairs, Norbu Wangchuk, confirmed this, saying, Bhutan needs more cows, since ...

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Bhutan GDP growth bound to rebound

The govt. though can’t claim credit for this projection; it’s mainly due to Dagachu WB Report: The World Bank (WB) has projected Bhutan’s economic growth at 7.9 percent for the current fiscal year – higher than the government’s 6.8 percent target, and is further estimated to increase for the next ...

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Six outdoor gyms to be set up by March

The health ministry initiative is to promote a healthy lifestyle among the people Fitness: The six open-air gymnasiums, which the health ministry announced to open in the capital to promote a healthy lifestyle, are planned to be in place by March this year. Health minister Tandin Wangchuk had announced last ...

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