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Postal ballots made the difference in Thimphu

Records show voters preferred their own candidates From the details of the council elections on Friday, the five candidates have impressed their voters in the gewogs they represent. Each of them had won with good margin from their gewogs leaving it to the postal ballot to decide. Council-elect Tshewang Rinzin …

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Former Thimphu dzongdag is Thimphu’s NC elect

There were more women voters in Thimphu than men

Incumbent loses by a huge margin The mood was relaxed at the office of the returning officer in Semtokha when counting started with the postal ballots. The first few envelopes had Tshewang Rinzin’s name. When it continued, the other contestants hid their concern with a joke. “Please share some with …

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“Investigate, prosecute and hand down the heaviest punishment” PM

Recommends tightening security clearance procedures Condemning the two recent incidents where a vice-principal was arrested for molesting and sexually assaulting nine girl students and an anesthesia technician for alleged rape of a patient attendant, Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay has asked the Office of the Attorney General (OAG) to investigate, prosecute …

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Rinchen HSS opens cradle room for breastfeeding babies

Staff of RHSS at the school’s cradle room

It was a pain having to leave her three-month-old baby at home. Coming to school and going back home to feed her little one and then rushing to school to teach was a trouble. Not all mothers get to enjoy six-months maternity leave.  Kelzang Wangmo, an English teacher at Rinchen Higher Secondary School in Thimphu, can now bring her baby to school. As a resident of Taba, an hour’s flexibility leave to go home to her baby, feed him and then to return to class to teach, was tiring and difficult for the teacher.

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Thimphu, all set for poll day

The returning officer seals the EVM in Thimphu before handing it over to the presiding officer

While the campaigning period for the five candidates in Thimphu ends today at 9am, candidates say that they ended their campaign by yesterday.  Among the challenges they faced during their campaign, the candidates cited the increasing dog population, both pet and stray as one of their biggest challenges in reaching …

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Teaching World History without textbook yet to pick up

Although World History for Class XI went textbook-less last year, most teachers and students are yet to adapt to the new system owing to poor access to Internet and reference books. However, most History teachers Kuensel spoke to said students were getting used to studying the subject without a textbook, …

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MoE to prioritise housing for teachers in 12th Plan

To address the housing shortage faced by the teachers, especially in remote dzongkhags, the education ministry plans to provide housing to about 80 percent of the teachers within the school premises in the 12th Plan. The ministry has already instructed dzongkhag administrations to assess the requirement for the staff quarters …

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MoE initiates counselling to students in Bjemina

Commissions a review of teacher recruitment system in private schools Following the arrest of  the 39-year-old vice principal of a private charity school in Bjemina, Thimphu on April 6 for allegedly molesting and sexually assaulting nine girl students, the education ministry has arranged counselling sessions for the affected students. According …

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NHDCL to employ 220 youth next month

The MoU between the NHDCL and the MoLHR is valid for two years

Beginning next month, the National Housing Development Corporation Ltd (NHDC) would recruit 220 unemployed youth in different fields. A memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed to this effect between the NHDCL and the labour ministry yesterday. The MoU is expected to contribute in the generation of employment opportunities and enhance …

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Curriculum frameworks drafted to guide learning outcome

To guide curriculum developers and teachers, the Royal Education Council (REC) has drafted curriculum frameworks for 10 subjects. The development of framework began in 2006 with English, Dzongkha and Mathematics and the Council is yet to draft similar framework for few more subjects. Dean of curriculum development centre, Wangpo Tenzin, …

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