NC proposes policy to control private school fees

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Council: With private school fees rising, the National Council (NC) will recommend framing of a comprehensive operational guidelines for private schools.

Legality of REDCL questioned... again

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Assembly: In the Question Hour session yesterday, Opposition Leader (Dr) Pema Gyamtsho said although the opposition feels that the recently established Rural Enterprise Development Corporation Ltd (REDCL) is illegal it will not take the issue to court.

Bhutanese man accused of invasion of privacy in Melbourne

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Crime: Victoria police in Melbourne, Australia, confirmed that they have registered a case involving a Bhutanese man for allegedly filming his housemates while they took showers.

Using technology to overcome math barriers

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Education: Mathematics has always been a mystery for most students struggling in their quest for academic excellence. In maths, it is the story that matters and not just the ending.

High hopes for hazelnut growers in Chukha

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Agriculture: More than a year after being planted, hazelnut trees in some parts of Chukha are showing progressive growth and leading to high hopes among growers.

Committee calls to expedite release of SDP budget

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Funds: The Bhutan-India Small Development Project (SDP) Committee met for the sixth time to review the progress of projects yesterday.

Accident

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Woman drowns in Mochhu
A 41-year-old woman from Wangkha village in Punakha drowned in the Mochhu on November 28.

Teachers: How do we keep them in the field?

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Good teachers make good schools. Good schools produce good students. But then, sadly, so much depends on the system itself.

Cabinet under fire for frequent use of choppers

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Assembly: Ministers including the Prime Minister came under fire for frequently using  helicopter services raising concerns that the state is being unnecessarily burdened with such expenses.

Picture story- November30

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Led by His Holiness the Je Khenpo and the five lopens, the…

November 30-2016

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Slam junk: Attention spectators: please take your trash with…

Exemptions, a move to expunge tax-paying culture: Opposition

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NA: Exempting taxes on the interest earned from fixed deposits, albeit with good intention, might expunge the tax-paying culture among the citizens, according to the Opposition Party during deliberation on the amendment of the Income Tax Act.

Model disaster management plans completed

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Planning: The education ministry and Paro dzongkhag administration recently endorsed the first and model disaster management and contingency plans.