Opposition encourages Gelephu to vote against BBIN

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Politics: Among the many issues the Opposition Leader (Dr) Pema Gyamtsho highlighted during his meeting with the people of Gelephu yesterday, the negative impact of signing the Bhutan, Bangladesh, India and Nepal (BBIN) transportation agreement tops the list.

Norzin Lam to close for one-day every month

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Tshogde: Norzin lam will be closed for vehicular traffic on the first Sunday of every month starting June this year.

This was one of the resolutions of the Thimphu Thromde Tshogde, which was held yesterday.

BAFRA proposes revision of livestock regulations

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Rules:  Livestock rules and regulations of 2008 are out dated and need urgent revision, Bhutan Agriculture and Food Regulatory Authority (BAFRA) officials say.

The ada rachu debate

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A public debate has ensued on the ada rachu rule. The home ministry now requires that all women use only the ada rachu and not patterned rachus.

Aspiring local leaders appear for FLT today

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The ECB says 4,785 voters have registered for the test nationwide

LG: Aspiring local leaders from across the country will appear for the mandatory functional literacy and possession of skills test (FLT) today.

Publishers still unhappy with BICMA rule

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Publication: Bhutan InfoComm and Media Authority’s (BICMA) endorsement of the New Rules for Publication sparked debate among the bookstore owners in Thimphu.

A school for eight students

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The ECR is likely to close down from the next academic session

Education: Despite having to walk for more than an hour to reach his school, nine-year-old Kinley Wangchuk’s parents are not willing to send him to a central school.

Treating the expatriate workforce better

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One of Bhutan’s spectacular attempts to popularise an alternative development paradigm that puts happiness at the centre of our development philosophy and our unprecedented efforts to conserve our pristine natural environment has drawn numerous accolades in the international arena.

The journey of Bhutanese Teacher’s Day

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In 1994, UNESCO declared October 5 as the World Teacher’s Day. The day is observed to appreciate, assess, and improve the educators of the nation.

Training to represent the country

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Table Tennis: The national table tennis hall in Thimphu looks totally abandoned. It is Friday, 5:30pm. Two boys are playing football outside. On the stairs of the hall are two table tennis rackets. The boys are waiting for their friends.

OAG files four remaining cases to court

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Fronting: The Office of the Attorney General (OAG) yesterday submitted the four remaining cases related to fronting to Phuentsholing’s dungkhag court.

Scheme to help pensioners own homes

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Housing: Members of the National Pension and Provident Fund (NPPF) have an option to own a home anywhere in the country after they retire.