English | Dzongkha Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Balancing the implementation of CFA and enrolling more students in PP

The Education Ministry’s shift to Continuous Formative Assessment (CFA) for classes PP to III that requires to keep fewer students adds more to the pressure with the government’s decision to enrol more students in class PP. But the said multiple approaches will be used to make sure the combination doesn’t fail.

Addressing the growing number of vehicles in the country, National Council

Shifting some ministries to other districts and introducing Pick and Drop bus services for offices with large number of staff were some of the recommendations made by the Member of Parliament (MP) to address the growing number of vehicles in the country.

A tourist detected with coronavirus in Bumthang is not true- Lyonchhen

The information which went viral on social media earlier today about a Chinese tourist being detected with coronavirus in Bumthang is not true. The Prime Minister said this today at the Meet the Press session.

NA adopts Tax (Amendment) Bill of Bhutan 2020

The National Assembly adopted the Tax (Amendment) Bill of Bhutan 2020 today. Prior to adoption, several amendments were made on the sales tax rate on all postpaid and tourist sim cards, prepaid telecom services, energy-efficient appliances and hybrid vehicles.

Construction Safety forum: enhancing safety for construction workers

Over 33000 work-related injuries were reported in 2017 with 80% from construction project sites. With such a trend in play, Construction Safety forum was organized for the first time to enhance the safety of those working at construction sites in the capital today.

Lawyer of CLCS and RUB says the ten staff were terminated to safeguard the interest of students

College of Language and Culture Studies (CLCS) in Trongsa and Royal University of Bhutan (RUB), represented by a lawyer, submitted to court yesterday that they had compulsorily retired ten staff last year in May for the alleged sexual harassment of students following the urgent need for the management to take administrative action.

Govt. doing all it takes to be prepared in case of an outbreak of coronavirus

Concerned with the recent outbreak of coronavirus in the region, Member of Parliament of Chhumig Ura asked the government about its plans to prevent the spread of the virus in case of an outbreak in the country. The government said it is doing all it takes to be prepared.

National minimum daily wage rate being studied

The World Bank is doing independent research on the national minimum daily wage rate. The government has already done a study on it. Once both the findings are on the table, the government will implement it. The Prime Minister said this in response to the Member of Parliament of Kengkhar Weringla on the increase in national minimum wage rate as pledged by the government.

Religious leaders meet to promote and enhance children’s well-being

Religious leaders are seen playing a crucial role in promoting and enhancing the well-being of children across the world. 45 Religious leaders of various faiths from eight countries were in Paro at the second South Asia Religious Leaders’ Platform for Children recently discussing the role in advancing children’s right in South Asia Region.

NA decides to waive off the 5 % voucher tax on all prepaid and postpaid users