Sunday , February 14 2016
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    Govt. and RCSC yet to iron out maternity leave details

    Govt. push for extended maternity leave, RCSC recommends parental leave

    Civil Service: While civil servants are expecting a decision on the much-awaited six months maternity leave, the Royal Civil Service Commission (RCSC) and the Cabinet couldn’t arrive to an understanding to implement the decision.

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Latest News

Helicopter joins fight to douse forest blaze


Thimphu suffered three forest fires alone yesterday

Fire: In its first fire-fighting mission, the government’s helicopter aided fire fighters on the ground to battle and douse a large forest fire that broke out at Sangaygang, yesterday.

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Three colleges to start this year


Two higher secondary schools to be upgraded to college

Education: Two higher secondary schools in the eastern districts are identified to be upgraded to colleges, Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay announced yesterday at the meet the press session.

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Thromde thuemi posts constitutional: Government


Local leaders will get entitlements, says former home minister

Meet the press: The government believes the recent election of thromde thuemis in the three dzongkhag thromdes of Thimphu, Phuentsholing and Gelephu was in keeping with the Constitution and the electoral laws of the country.

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Taking contemporary art to east


VAST: The first thing Jigme Dorji, a teacher graduate noticed when posted to Bayling higher secondary school, Trashiyangtse, was that students in the remote school shared his interest in art.

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Road safety tips for children

Review: If you are a concerned parent or a guardian, who spent sleepless nights worrying about one’s child treading through the mad traffic, then this book can be a perfect guide.

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NEC test rules out toxic content

Test conducted to verify what killed fishes in the Dungsamchhu last year

Environment: A water sample test, the National Environment Commission (NEC) conducted on the water discharged from the sewerage treatment plant in Samdrupjongkhar, ruled out any kind of chemical or toxic contents in the water.

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Local leaders to miss out on LG entitlements

For want of rules and regulations, implementation of LG entitlement Act has been delayed

LG: The elected members of the local government (LG) will complete their tenure in June. But as expected before, they would not reap the benefits of the much-debated LG members’ entitlement Act.

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Hotels refrain from serving meat

Ban: All hotels in Bumthang have stopped serving meat from February 9 as agreed in June last year to refrain from serving non-vegetarian items during the auspicious months.

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My Country, My Town

  • Animal Planet: TV does not discriminate, it hooks both humans and wildlife Photo by Choidup Zangpo
  • Time well passed: The boy gets a ride as he learns some skills of handling a plough Photo by Kesang Dorji
  • From work to play: If it’s got wheels, so goes kid’s logic, it’s got to be a ride! Photo by Karma Tenzin
  • Role change: This defunct outdoor tap now serves as the next best thing: a soap-dish hanger. Photo by Tulsi Subba, Dagana
  • Toilet humour: A left-handed compliment is a welcome change from the usual gender discrimination. Photo by Sonam Tobgay
  • Role change: This defunct outdoor tap now serves as the next best thing: a soap-dish hanger. Photo by Tulsi Subba, Dagana