BAC accredits CLCS, CNR, RIM

The Bhutan Accreditation Council (BAC) has accredited the College of Language and Culture Studies (CLCS), the College of Natural Resources (CNR), and Royal Institute of Management on Thursday. The BAC reportedly made a presentation to the education ministry on the major features of the three institutions – outlining institutional strengths and opportunities, and recommending areas […]

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Incumbent Tashi Dorji elected as NC Chairperson

Jigme Wangchuk from Samdrup Jongkhar will be the Deputy Chairperson After having won the National Council (NC) elections in Wangduephodrang last month for a second term, Tashi Dorji, 36, has now been elected as the new Chairperson of the Upper House after securing 11 votes and beating five other contestants Thursday. The NC representative from […]

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Egg tray plant set up in Chhokhorling

Poultry farmers in Sarpang and nearby dzongkhags need not worry about procuring egg trays now as a new tray plant in Chhokorling in Dekiling, Sarpang has been established. The private factory named Thinley Kuenphel Egg Tray Manufacturing Unit is funded by Rural Enterprise Development Corporation Limited (REDCL). It manufactures egg tray using old books, card […]

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Is he blind? – Amrith Bdr. Subba

Some years ago, I was walking with my wife in the town when a passerby approached us and asked my wife “Is he blind?” My wife just smiled and said “Yes!”. Then he began to ask her the entire history of how I lost my sight and what I am currently doing, and I was […]

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Give youth a chance

We often have the habit of talking about the “good, old days.” What exactly does that mean? Generally, it would mean we are experiencing a wistfulness for the past when life was slower, less consumerism and materialism existed, you didn’t have to keep up with the Joneses, ladies were ladies and men were chivalrous. And […]

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No. of vehicles increases by 9%

The number of vehicles in Bhutan increased by 9.15% from 2016 to 2017, according to the Info-Comm and Transport Statistics 2018 released by the Ministry of Information and Communications. The total number of vehicles in the country as of December 2017 reached 92,008 compared to 84,297 vehicles in 2016. However, the annual vehicle growth rate […]

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DPT declares three new candidates

With the third parliamentary elections just around the corner, the DrukPhuensumTshogpa (DPT) has introduced three new candidates in Thimphu last week. The party has declared MigmaDorji, 28, as their candidate from Drukjaygang-Tseza constituency in Dagana. MigmaDorji, who hails from Balung village, Largyab gewog in Dagana, graduated with bachelors’ degree in electronic and communication engineering from […]

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Samdrup Jongkhar to get a pharmaceutical plant by 2019

Azista Bhutan Healthcare Limited (ABHL) will be setting up a full-fledged pharmaceutical plant at Motanga Industrial Park, Samdrup Jongkhar to manufacture, package and distribute a wide range of prescription medicines under the brand Azista Bhutan. The groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of the pharmaceutical plant at Motanga Industrial Park was held on Thursday and the […]

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