Bhutan close to teacher self-sufficiency

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Education: Bhutan has made a steady progress by reducing its reliance on expatriate teachers to only 2.6 percent in 2016 from complete dependence in the 1960s.

DCCL sales and revenue improving

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… claims its officials Cement: Despite facing numerous technical challenges, embezzlement cases, losses and other challenges for the last couple of years, Dungsam Cement Corporation Ltd (DCCL) officials claim the company has been doing well since last year.

Third edition of Pepsi A-League underway

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Basketball: Thimphu Magics pulled off a big upset when the team defeated the defending champions Wizards 61-41 in the opening game of the Pepsi A-League Basketball Championship at the Swimming Pool Complex in Thimphu yesterday.

Govt. and thromde officials involved in private business?

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Private architects and engineers are opposed to the practice 

Architecture: Private architects and engineers questioned Thimphu Thromde officials on the legality of government architects and engineers working for private individuals, during their meeting with the thromde on January 27.

Major initiatives announced to mark His Majesty The King’s Birth Anniversary

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Celebration: The nation came together to celebrate the 37th Birth Anniversary of His Majesty The King across the country yesterday.

Power shutdown in Trongsa, Bumthang affects commuters

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Electricity: Hundreds of vehicles queued at the Bhutan Oil Corporation (BOC) in Trongsa to fuel since Saturday morning in absence of electricity to run the pumps.

Oral transmission on Prajnaparamita in Paro

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Religion: His Eminence Drupwang Sangay Nyenpa Rinpoche will administer an oral transmission (Jaklung) of Prajnaparamita, the ‘Perfection of Wisdom’ from March 1 to 7 in Paro town.

The People’s King

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As Drukyul celebrates the Birth Anniversary of His Majesty The Druk Gyalpo, Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, today, all Bhutanese will pray for the good health and long life of His Majesty.

PM meets with new ADB resident representative

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Meeting: Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay met resident representative/country director designate of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) Kanokpan Lao-Araya, and director general of the South Asia department, ADB Hun Kim, yesterday, according to the Prime Minister’s Office.

Recruitment of matrons and wardens begin

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Education: In a move to reduce the workload on teachers, dzongkhag education offices across the country have started recruiting matrons and wardens for schools in their respective areas.

An exhibition portraying the Buddhist hell realms

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Art: Fusing traditional and contemporary techniques, Yeshi Palden, a graduate from the National Institute of Zorig Chusum (NIZC), is displaying his artwork at the Nehru-Wangchuck Cultural Centre (NWCC) in Thimphu.

Illegal transfer of players hampers growth of football

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Football: Football in Bhutan is far from becoming professional given the limited resources and talent pool available. While the local games are improving, lack of proper system is hampering the growth of the sport.

Think tank recommends implementation of BBIN agreement

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BBIN: Even as it remains uncertain whether or not Bhutan’s Parliament will ratify a motor vehicle agreement involving Bangladesh, Bhutan, India and Nepal (BBIN), experts and government officials from the sub-region have called for immediate implementation of the ambitious road connectivity plan.