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Bangaluru College retracts on agreement again

Education: More than a year after they were sent on a financial aid programme to the Indo Asian Academy Degree College in Bengaluru, India, Bhutanese students are still confused with the various demands the college imposes on them.

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1,631 graduates sail through prelims

BCSE: Almost half of the 3,322 university graduates who appeared the preliminary examination (PE) on August 6, scored 50 percent and above to qualify for the main examination in October.

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China respects Bhutan’s sovereignty

Diplomacy: China will continue to respect Bhutan’s sovereignty, territorial integrity, and independence, it was pointed out by the Chinese foreign affairs vice minister, Liu Zhenmin, according to a press release from the Prime Minister’s Office.

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Police nabs Thimphu burglars

Crime: Thimphu police this month nabbed six suspects involved in 39 burglary cases in the capital. A police report said that while crime rate in general has gone down, burglary cases are on the rise.

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Mudslide blocks highway

Highway: It took two excavators almost seven hours to clear the mudslide that had blocked the Wangdue-Tsirang highway yesterday.

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Accident kills one, injures two

Traffic: A 42-year-old woman died on impact when the Toyota Hilux she was travelling in veered off and fell about 20 feet below the road near Changzamtog Lower Secondary School in Thimphu on August 24.

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BCSE 2015: Preliminary Examination result

Breaking News: The Royal Civil Service Commission is pleased to announce the result of BCSE 2015: Preliminary Examination. The Commission during a special meeting held on August 24, 2015 has decided 50% as the cut-off percentage of the Preliminary Examination (P.E.) to qualify for the Main Examination.Candidates who have achieved …

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Problem of waste (mis) management

Weak implementation of polices have compounded to the country’s mounting garbage problem Garbage: Legislations and rules concerning waste are aplenty, yet the problem of waste continues to mount. It is not waste in itself that is the problem; failure to implement the rules is. And if so it goes along, …

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23rd round of Bhutan-China border talks held

Diplomacy: Bhutan and China held the 23rd round of border talks at the banquet hall in Thimphu, yesterday. The outcome of the meeting is currently not known. Foreign minister Damcho Dorji, who was leading the Bhutanese delegation, did not comment as an official press release was being prepared. The Chinese …

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Gas leak fire burns two

A 33-year-old man and his 21-year-old niece suffered second-degree burns when a gas leak in the kitchen is suspected to have caused a fire in one of the flats in Motithang, Thimphu on August 23.

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