• KGUMSB to introduce curriculum for professional enhancement

    Khesar Gyalpo University of Medical Sciences (KGUMSB) has come up with a new curriculum that will enhance the soft skills of postgraduate (PG) doctors in addition to the clinical skills and knowledge. KGUMSB started PG courses in 2014 to produce homegrown specialists.

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Ugyen Ferro Alloys limited halts production

Unsold stock gathers dust in warehouses thanks to stiff international competition Industry: The decline in demand for ferrosilicon products from India is beginning to show its impact. With a huge accumulation of stock unsold, one of the industries, Ugyen Ferro Alloys limited (UFAL) in Pasakha, stopped its production on March …

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RITH diploma courses accredited

Tourism: The department of occupational standards on March 26 accredited the two-year diploma programmes offered by the Royal Institute for Tourism and Hospitality (RITH). The institute’s director Karma Thinley said the accreditation would help RITH gain international recognition and open up exchange programmes for students. “The accreditation is a watershed …

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Chief Operations Officer of the Royal Bhutan Army, Lt General Batoo Tshering participates in the first ever Conference of the Chiefs of Defence that the UN Secretary General convened on March 27 in New York to discuss UN peacekeeping operations.       

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Accident kills one

A 29 year-old man from Jamkhar, Trashiyangtse died on spot when the Toyota Hilux he was travelling in went off road at Retshalu yesterday. The incident occurred around 9.30pm when the deceased along with 13 others, including 5 females, were on their way to the ongoing Gomkora tshechu. Police officials …

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A unique festival for a very special occasion

Peling tshechu begins, wherein the best of ten Peling Tercham will be showcased Anniversary: The three-day Peling tshechu, which is orchestrating 10 Peling dances in a single event to commemorate the 60th birth anniversary of the Fourth Druk Gyalpo, began in Bumthang yesterday. Her Majesty Gyalyum Dorji Wangmo Wangchuck graced …

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The greening of the judiciary

HC to have a green bench dedicated to the Fourth Druk Gyalpo and devoted to environmental cases  Environment: To hear and settle disputes on environment cases, the country’s highest appellate body, the Supreme Court, is working on constituting a green bench in the High Court, and allowing public interest litigation …

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Gov’t floats tender for online office suite

Its one-year contract with Google Apps ends next month E-Governance: The government is currently in the process of evaluating bids for an online office suite. Its one-year subscription with Google for its online office suite, Google Apps, ends at the end of next month. The government decided to seek external …

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Seven children adopted annually

With the enactment of the Child Adoption Act of Bhutan, 2012, the process has been streamlined NCWC: At least seven children were given for domestic and international adoption annually in the last eight years, records with the National Commission for Women and Children (NCWC) show. Last year saw the highest …

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Bhutan’s observance of Earth Hour today

Environment: Bhutan will join over 172 countries to observe the Earth Hour today to unite people in addressing issues of climate change. World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Bhutan, in collaboration with the Green Bhutan project, department of forest and park services and Thimphu thromde will inaugurate the Earth Hour garden in …

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Dzongkhag officials, local leaders and the business community came together on March 26 to make Bumthang an exemplary town by setting a record in cleanliness. Themed “A Tribute to K4, Let Us Adopt R4”, the mass cleaning campaign which will be an annual event was held for the upcoming three …

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Gomphu-Pangbang could miss deadline

Road: Following delayed release of funds, the Gomphu-Panbang highway could miss its 2016 deadline according to the Department of Roads (DoR) regional office in Tingtibi “Gomphu-Panbang could probably miss its 2016 deadline by one financial year, which was proposed earlier in June 2013 work plan,” DoR chief engineer, Pravat Rai …

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