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National Handicap Championship Golf tournament ends

Sonam Dukpa won the open category National Handicap Championship Golf Tournament held in Thimphu. The finals were played yesterday between Sonam Dukpa and Penjor Dorji.

7 killed,16 injured & 1 missing in Bus accident

Seven people including the driver were killed in a bus accident in Wangdue Phodrang yesterday. The public transport bus they were travelling in plunged into the Punatsangchu River, about 100 metres below the road near the Basochhu hydropower colony. 

Management plan for Punakha Dzong

The Department of Culture along with Punakha Dzongkhag Administration will come up with a management plan for Punakha Dzong. A detailed study was carried out for the past one year and a draft management plan for the Dzong is now ready.

BAOWE inaugurates MFI for its members

Bhutan Association of Women Entrepreneurs (BAOWE) inaugurated microfinance institution (MFI), BAOWE- Pelzhing yesterday. They also distributed micro automated teller machine (ATM) to its members from across the country.

Bhutan likely to experience heavy rainfall due to Cyclone Fani

In the latest update on cyclone Fani, it has intensified into an extremely severe cyclonic storm in the Bay of Bengal. The cyclonic storm, which was moving north-north-eastward, has hit Odisha, an eastern Indian State this morning.

PM says govt. will work towards providing better incentives to teachers

The Prime Minister Dr Lotay Tshering said that the Government in its tenure would work towards better incentivizing the teachers for the work that they do, citing that teachers need to be well paid. He was speaking at the teachers’ day celebration in Samtse yesterday.

Muenselling Institute gets a new braille embosser

The students of Muenselling Institute in Khaling, Tashigang, will now enjoy better access to textbooks and other paper materials. The institute received a heavy-duty braille embosser from Save the Children recently.

MHPA water filling in reservoir successful

One of the crucial tasks in commissioning any hydropower projects is the success of filling water in the reservoir. The 720MW Mangdechhu Hydropower Project Authority (MHPA) in Trongsa is indicating success in filling the reservoir, diverting the water through the tunnels and other associated activities at the dam.

REC initiates major curriculum reform in schools

In order to facilitate quality learning for a 21st-century education, the Royal Education Council (REC) has initiated a major curriculum reform in all subjects. It endorsed the rationalised school curriculum and revised instructional time for immediate compliance and implementation last month.

Bhutan Professional Standards for teachers launched

To set expected standards for performance and assessing teachers based on their roles and level of experience, Bhutan Professional Standards for Teachers was launched in Tsirang yesterday.
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