English | Dzongkha Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Opposition asks the govt to give a clear direction on the future of private schools

With the nearing of the next academic session, the Opposition Party has asked for the government to provide a clear direction on the future of private schools.

Five years likely to be the entry age to enrol in pre-primary grade

It is likely that the admission age to enrol in pre-primary grade will change to five years from six. Prime Minister Dr Lotay Tshering had a discussion with the education ministry to change the existing policy on admission age. The Prime Minister has also asked if the education ministry could implement it from the next academic session. The move is to ensure that every child joins the National Service or Gyalsung at the age of 18. Prime Minister said this during the Meet the Press session today. 

Automobile Sector Association appeals PM to amend Tenancy Act and to relocate the existing workshops to a new location

Automobile Sector Association appealed the Prime Minister to amend the Tenancy Act of Bhutan during the upcoming parliament session and to provide them lands on a long-term lease to relocate the workshops from the current location. The members of the association said the landlords are charging exorbitant lease charges for the lands and buildings at the workshop area which they say is not in line with the provisions of the Tenancy Act of Bhutan.

No free uniforms to students of central schools except for those who need it genuinely, says the government

Starting February next year, the government will discontinue issuing school uniforms, shoes and socks for the students in central schools across the country except for those who need it genuinely. For now, the government has identified around 10,000 students who genuinely need the provision of these facilities.
In exchange for doing away with the provision of these […]

Government already working on the 21st Century Economic Roadmap as envisaged by His Majesty The King

In keeping with the highlights of the Royal Address during the 112th National Day, the government has already started working on the 21st Century Economic Roadmap. Prime Minister Dr Lotay Tshering said this during the Meet the Press session today.

Gaedu College of Business Studies likely to be relocated to Monggar

The Gedu College of Business Studies might possibly be relocated to Monggar in the future. Prime Minister Dr Lotay Tshering said following some informal discussions the government has asked the Royal University of Bhutan (RUB) to see this possibility. The Prime Minister said, the ultimate intention of the relocation, however, is not to establish TVET institute in the existing Gedu college.

RBP arrests the suspect who allegedly murdered a woman in Phuentshogling

The Royal Bhutan Police arrested the suspect who allegedly murdered a middle-aged woman in one of the hotels in Phuentshogling. He was arrested from Babesa on Tuesday. The incident was reported to police after the hotel found out the body with dismembered head in the toilet on Sunday afternoon.

BFF rewards under-23 national football team for their performances at the South Asian Games.

On behalf of Bhutan Football Federation, President Ugen Tsechup Dorji awarded Nu 50,000 each to 20 under-23 national football players and six officials, last week.

Constructions begin at new Denchi town in Pema Gatshel

The business community of Pema Gatshel town started moving to the new town at Denchi. Eight individuals started constructions at Denchi as of today.

First-ever Writers’ conference leaves writers encouraged to write more

The first-ever writers’ conference left many young aspiring Bhutanese writers motivated in Phuentshogling. The day-long conference held yesterday saw more than 40 young and aspiring writers from Bhutan collaborating with Indian authors to make a better market for Bhutanese writers.
The conference was a platform for young writers to share their love for literature and the […]

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