Ministry launches English for effective communication

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Although Bhutanese students’ English language is generally considered as good, Teacher Need Assessment 2012 says otherwise.

Private school: Guidelines say little about improvement and monitoring

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The new guidelines for private schools specifies fee raise procedure but says little about improving the monitoring system for private schools.

Factual reporting does not constitute to sub judice: court officials

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Publishing opinion or analysis of a case, including posts on social media, which is under trial in a court is sub judice, drangpons said.

Three in Gelephu drungpa case appeal to higher court

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Former Gelephu Drungpa Pema Wangdi has appealed to a higher court 12 days after the Gelephu drungkhag court sentenced him to a 15-year term in prison.

GoI releases Nu 3.85 billion

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The Government of India (GoI) released ​excise duty refund of Nu 2.916B for 2015 yesterday. The GoI also released a fund of Nu 513.885M for two Project Tied Assistance (PTA)​ projects and another Nu 425M for the fourth quarter of the programme grant.

When can we name and shame?

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The clarity from the judiciary on naming and shaming suspects is relevant and helpful. By pointing out that it was wrong to name and shame suspects, it has also made clear when it is right to name and shame.

GST regime in India to impact every sector in Bhutan

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As the Indian government embarks on a new goods and services tax (GST) regime from July 1, Bhutan will experience two-edged implication. Imports may become cheaper, but exports could become dearer.

Two flash floods in Trashiyangtse destroy five bridges

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Two flash floods that began in Bumdeling, Trashiyangtse, on June 26 washed away three reinforced cement concrete (RCC) and two wooden bridges.

Trashiyangtse river floods

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Trashiyangtse river washed away three RCC bridges and an excavator yesterday when its tributary in Bumdelling, Kukturgang river swelled. No casualties were reported as of yesterday.

Opposition questions legality of water commission

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With the Water Act, 2011 mandating the National Environment Commission (NEC) as the sole authority for all matters related to water, the government’s decision to establish a national water commission is unlawful, according to the opposition party.

Contempt of court disciplines course of justice, not coerce cooperation

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Distinguishing the grounds of contempt of court for litigants and media persons, Thimphu district court’s judge for commercial bench, Pema Rinzin, said there is no specific definition for the act but grounds on which it could be invoked.

Urgent need to address drug abuse and its illicit trafficking

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Drug abuse and illicit trafficking of controlled substances is a growing issue in Bhutan and it needs to be addressed before it gets late, health minister Tandin Wangchuk said.

Three Bhutanese recognised for excellence in leadership

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To recognise and encourage eight individuals, five from from India and three from Bhutan for their excellent contribution in their institutions, the Institute of Management Studies and Global leader foundation organised an Indo-Bhutan Friendship summit and excellence award function yesterday in Thimphu.