Artists from RAPA perform a play, “Hear Me Too” to highlight the situation of women working in drayangs yesterday at the Convention Centre

Enrollment declines in primary schools

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At least five students (PP-VI) in primary and secondary schools left school every day in the last one year. According to the annual education statistics, the enrolment of students in primary and secondary schools decreased by 1,886 students in 2018.
Artists from RAPA perform a play, “Hear Me Too” to highlight the situation of women working in drayangs yesterday at the Convention Centre

Teacher attrition rate continues to increase

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 A total of 355 teachers left the profession between 2017 and…
Artists from RAPA perform a play, “Hear Me Too” to highlight the situation of women working in drayangs yesterday at the Convention Centre

Not a matter of ability but mentality

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Carrying babies on campaign trail or leaving them behind at home, being bullied by male party coordinators, often ridiculed, and personal questions hurled at them at meetings.
RCSC chairperson Dasho Karma Tshiteem and Scope Global chief operations officer Andrew Brown open an exhibition of projects by Australian alumni in Thimphu yesterday

LG with environmental issues to receive more budget

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The allocation of budget to the local governments is up for change as the Gross National Happiness Commission (GNHC) decides to allot budget to local governments to fix environmental problems.
Artists from RAPA perform a play, “Hear Me Too” to highlight the situation of women working in drayangs yesterday at the Convention Centre

At least one child sexually abused a week this year

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With more than 30 child sexual abuse cases reported with RENEW and in the media, almost one child abuse was reported every week this year. This was shared yesterday in Thimphu when the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women was observed in the country.
Artists from RAPA perform a play, “Hear Me Too” to highlight the situation of women working in drayangs yesterday at the Convention Centre

Govt. plans to align Plan period with electoral cycle

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Even as the 12th Plan is being finalised, the government is planning to align Five-Year Plan cycles with each government’s term so that the electoral cycle does not affect development activities. In an interview with Kuensel, foreign minister and government spokesperson Dr Tandi Dorji said that development activities should not come to a standstill whenever a government completes its term. “Our economic development Plan should go by the electoral cycle, not by the timely five-year cycle,” he said.
Artists from RAPA perform a play, “Hear Me Too” to highlight the situation of women working in drayangs yesterday at the Convention Centre

Low awareness on impacts of PCM overdose, finds study 

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At least 72 percent of patients self-medicated themselves with paracetamol in the last one year, according to a study conducted at Phuentsholing General Hospital. A team of doctors from Bhutan and abroad conducted the study in May this year. The sample size was 441.
Artists from RAPA perform a play, “Hear Me Too” to highlight the situation of women working in drayangs yesterday at the Convention Centre

Pay Commission report in the next Parliament session

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One of the first significant decisions the government took since assuming office on November 7 was the to form the pay commission at the earliest, its spokesperson and Foreign Minister Dr Tandi Dorji said.
Artists from RAPA perform a play, “Hear Me Too” to highlight the situation of women working in drayangs yesterday at the Convention Centre

Winter session of Parliament to commence on January 2

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A meeting of National Assembly members held last week decided to delay the winter session until the end of dhana, the inauspicious month in the Bhutanese calendar. Speaker Wangchuk Namgyel said the upcoming winter session of Parliament, which is the first for the National Assembly, would commence on January 2. The inauspicious period, he said, lasts for two months and have to be observed.
Artists from RAPA perform a play, “Hear Me Too” to highlight the situation of women working in drayangs yesterday at the Convention Centre

KGUMSB to introduce curriculum for professional enhancement

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Khesar Gyalpo University of Medical Sciences (KGUMSB) has come up with a new curriculum that will enhance the soft skills of postgraduate (PG) doctors in addition to the clinical skills and knowledge. KGUMSB started PG courses in 2014 to produce homegrown specialists.
Artists from RAPA perform a play, “Hear Me Too” to highlight the situation of women working in drayangs yesterday at the Convention Centre

GST imposition on cardamom export to India affects price

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Bhutanese exporting cardamoms to India are desperate for a government intervention. After the Goods and Services Tax (GST) impose since July 1 last year, Indian customs offices have implemented the computerised system called ICEGATE in Indian towns that share a border with Bhutan and are significant trade links.
Artists from RAPA perform a play, “Hear Me Too” to highlight the situation of women working in drayangs yesterday at the Convention Centre

MHPA will spin one turbine on the newyear eve

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The 720 MW Mangdechhu Hydroelectric Project, which was supposed to be commissioned by end of this month, got delayed by a month from the last deadline – November end.
Artists from RAPA perform a play, “Hear Me Too” to highlight the situation of women working in drayangs yesterday at the Convention Centre

MPs ready themselves for parliamentary roles

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Newly elected Members of Parliament are readying themselves for the implementation of their constitutional mandate by attending a five-day induction programme that began in the capital on November 12.