• Representatives of the parents’ committee meet Bhutanese youth recently in Osaka, Japan (Photo: Ngawang Tobgay )

    230 youth in Japan register for loan deferment

    Labour Minister Ugyen Dorji has said that the number of Bhutanese youth placed in Japan under learn and earn programme applying for the newly introduced loan deferment scheme was increasing. He said that about 230 students had applied for the grace period as of March 18, the last date to register online. Deadline was given, he said, to gauge the interest among youth and their parents.

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Whose electric fencing will stay?

The mega farm will install its fencing at the same spot where the gewog’s efencing has been installed

Farm: Villagers of Samrang are concerned that a section of the solar electric fencing installed last year to save their crops from wildlife might have to make way for the upcoming livestock mega farm project.

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High Court convicts former FM Rinzin Dorje

Breaking news:  Reversing the Haa dzongkhag court’s ruling, the High Court Bench I yesterday convicted former foreign minister Rinzin Dorje to one year in prison for misusing dzongkhag DCM pool vehicle to transport his private timber from Thimphu to Haa.

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Reliable hydromet data becomes crucial

Bhutan among the most disaster prone country in the region

Disaster: Floods, cyclones and storms claimed more lives in Bhutan than earthquake accounting for about 95 percent of the 304 deaths related to natural disasters in 17 years (from 1994-2011). The remaining 5 percent were from earthquakes, a World Bank report points out.

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Mongar DT rejects decision on central school

Resolves that Gyalpoishing HSS should be upgraded into a college

Education: Mongar Dzongkhag Tshogdu (DT) in its ninth session on August 31 resolved that Gyalpoishing Higher Secondary School (HSS) would be upgraded into a college and not turned into a central school as the education ministry has decided.

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