• PM asks MoE to consider underage admission this time 

    Prime Minister Dr Lotay Tshering has asked the education ministry to reconsider its decision on revoking the admission of underage children for this academic session. The letter sent through the Cabinet Secretary yesterday has directed the ministry to allow the children to continue their education. Admission of 890 underage pre-primary students in public and private schools were revoked in May.

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Zero gift so far this year

Corruption: If the gift register they maintain is anything to go by, either it is a good deterrent or Bumthang dzongkhag officials are not used to receiving gifts when shouldering their responsibilities.

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Proposal for more timber shot down

Subsidy: Villagers of more than six gewogs in Wangdue having two houses will get rural timber allotment for only one house and not two as requested by the dzongkhag tshogdu.

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Driver found dead

Accident: A 31-year old truck driver was found dead yesterday morning after the tripper truck he was driving veered off the road near Tokorong, about 50km from Samdrupjongkhar.

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SMC yet to dig its teeth into the soil

First operational mine expected to begin early next year

Mining: The State Mining Corporation Ltd. (SMCL) would mark its first anniversary next week, but a year after its incorporation, the government created corporation is yet to extract any mines overwhelmed with paper works.

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Bhutan to remain a priority: JICA

Cooperation: While the KR-II grant assistance under which Bhutan received hundreds of power tillers in the past three decades ended earlier this year, Japan will continue to treat Bhutan as a top priority in its list of countries requiring support.

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