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3,458 graduates to vie for 589 slots in the civil service

The number of vacancies in the civil service has increased by 95 slots but the number of graduates appearing the preliminary exam (PE) 2018 has dropped by 426 this year. Royal Civil Service Commission (RCSC) announced 589 vacancies for general and technical graduates this year, up from 494 vacancies announced …

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Thai PM leaves, offers support for ENT care to Bhutan 

Lyonchhen Tshering Tobgay sees of Thai prime minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha at Paro international airport yesterday

In a gesture of extraordinary camaraderie and hospitality, Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay drove Thai Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha (Retd) from Thimphu to Paro as the latter returned to Thailand after the two-day visit. Lyonchhen Tshering Tobgay broke formal protocol as he ushered the Prime Minister and his wife up …

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Vehicle number grows despite fiscal and monetary measures

About 20 new vehicles on an average are imported into the country everyday since 2015. As of June, this year, total number of vehicles stand at 96,307 according to figures from Road Safety and Transport Authority (RSTA). This is an increase of about 4,300 vehicles within six months, meaning that …

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ECB spent Nu 28.55M on NC candidates

The Election Commission of Bhutan (ECB) spent a total of Nu 28.55 million (M) on the candidates in the third National Council (NC), according to the election returns report released by the commission. On an average, each of the 127 candidates spent Nu 224,809 for campaign purposes during the election, …

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Cheku Dukpa appeals to Supreme Court

Cheku Dukpa (file photo)

Founder of Druk Gaki Tshogpa, Cheku Dukpa, appealed to the Supreme Court yesterday against the High Court’s judgment that upheld the decision of the Election Commission of Bhutan (ECB) to disqualify his party. The High Court’s judgment on July 13, cited two reasons for the applicant political party’s ineligibility to …

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Narrowing the Gap means narrowing income inequality: DNT

Dr Tandi Dorji and Dechen Wangmo (PhD) at the press conference

Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa’s (DNT) slogan “Narrowing the Gap” means narrowing income inequality, the party’s spokesperson Dr Tandi Dorji explained at a press conference yesterday. He said while the party has mentioned on several party events and promotional materials about narrowing the gap, many have come up with their own interpretations. …

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Udzorong bridge to be completed in the next 45 days, says minister

Once completed, the bridge would connect Udzorong to the Trashigang-Mongar highway at Sherichu

Three years on, the Bailey bridge over Drangmechu at Shing Phurtomo in Udzorong gewog, Trashigang still remains incomplete. Save for the foundation works, there has been no progress at the site according to gewog officials. The unavailability of building materials had led to the delay of the bridge, said officials. …

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Udzorong gets its first POL station

Some 68 households received LPG cylinders during the inaguration of the PoL station in Udzorong on July 18

Education minster, Norbu Wangchuk, inaugurated the first petroleum oil and lubricants (POL) station of regional farm machinery corporation limited (FMCL) in Udzorong, Trashigang on July 18. Located at Zangorma under Barkazor-Menkhar chiwog, the POL station will help in distribution and sale of petroleum products such as petrol and diesel, LPG …

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Health screening of civil servants to start next month

The health ministry in collaboration with the Royal Civil Service Commission (RCSC) will start the annual health check-up for all civil servants from next month. The initiative is to promote healthy lifestyle through advocacy and early detection of diseases among the civil servants of Bhutan. The health ministry has started working on …

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Conference calls for ethical use of social media

Emphasising the rapid increase in the use of cell phones as a means for life and work in South Asia, including seeking information, governing, shopping, banking, advertising and parenting, an academician called for a research within the region on the mobile experience. The academician, Dr Xiaoge Xu, presented his research …

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As Damchu-Chukha bypass opens, business at Tsimasham closes

Tsimasham

Restaurants and hotels business in Tsimasham that cater to public transport buses and other vehicles plying the old highway has dried up after the Damchu-Chukha bypass commenced on July 18. While some restaurants opened late, some were closed yesterday. Karma Hotel, one of the most active hotels in Tsimasham that …

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