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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.

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.

A new report reveals women still lagging behind men

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Bhutan’s drive for gender equality has made good progress in recent decades. However, a new collaborative report of the National Commission for Women and Children, the Asian Development Bank and the United Nations in Bhutan says women are still lagging behind men in many areas.

Student empowerment through entrepreneurship development

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To explore and develop the entrepreneurial potential of students, the Loden Foundation launched its student empowerment through entrepreneurship development programme. The event was organised at the Gaeddu College of Business Studies.

His Majesty graces the closing of National Graduates Orientation

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His Majesty The King granted an audience to the 2,315 graduates yesterday, who attended the National Graduate Orientation Programme this year.

Lack of irrigation water hinders hundred acres of rice cultivation in Dekiling

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Paddy cultivation in Sarpang Dzongkhag is coming to an end. But in Dekiling Gewog farmers could not cultivate paddy in about 150 acres of paddy field.

Zhemgang approves proposal for a cement plant

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Zhemgang’s Dzongkhag Tshogdu has approved a proposal for establishment of a cement plant in Bardo Gewog. If it comes through, it would be the first cement plant in the whole of Zhemgang.

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