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Cleaning campaign at the Mebartsho

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Attempts to clean the Mebartsho often prove unsuccessful, largely owing to the lake’s location, which renders cleaning not only difficult but also dangerous. However, the Desuups in Bumthang teamed up with the Dzongkhag and the Police and carried out a cleaning campaign at the lake area, last Friday.

Kanglung town: an Education Hub

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Works to develop Kanglung town into an education hub will begin soon, says the Economic Affairs Minister. The government has already identified Kanglung Gewog in Trashigang as an Education Hub.

Cut-off percentage of PE is 50%

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The Royal Civil Service Commission declared the result of the BCSE 2014, Preliminary Examination (PE) today. The cut-off percentage is 50 percent.

89 students qualify for government loan scheme

Eighty-nine students will pursue higher education under the government student loan scheme for 2014. Of the total, 46 are girls and 43 boys. According to the education ministry over 200 students had applied for the loan scheme.

Tashi Dedhenling Lhakhang consecrated

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His Holiness the Je Khenpo consecrated the Tashi Dedhenling Lhakhang in Genekha in Thimphu, yesterday.

BOIC to open up business opportunities

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The much debated Business Opportunity and Information Centre (BOIC) has officially come into existence. With this, Bhutanese will now be able to access loans to a maximum of Nu. eight million to start business entities.

Ambassador of Bhutan to Maldives presents credentials

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The Ambassador of Bhutan to Maldives, Pema Choden, presented her credentials to the President of the Maldives, Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom on Monday.

Party workers and door-to-door campaigns hinder free and fair elections?

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Party coordinators and door-to-door campaigns during elections divide communities and hinder in conducting free and fair elections. The local leaders of Punakha raised the concern during the recent Dzongkhag Tshogdu. But how genuine are these reasons? Does it really have impact during the election? BBS sought the views of the people from across the country and also some of the politicians.

Two Indian Nationals sentenced for gold smuggle attempt

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Paro District court today sentenced two men from India to two and a half years in prison for attempting to smuggle gold.

Trongsa to forward Draagteng housing issue to the court

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The Trongsa Dzongkhag administration will soon forward the case involving 20 households of Draagteng Gewog to the court for constructing houses within 50 feet from the middle of the high way. But the people are planning to put up a petition.

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