Wednesday , December 2 2015

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  • Not ratifying EIB agreement will be a big loss

    ... Says Chairperson of the Foreign Relations Committee 

    Parliament: The failure to ratify the European Investment Bank (EIB) framework agreement would mean missing out on an opportunity and even embarrassment for Bhutan, according to the chairperson of the National Assembly’s Foreign Relations Committee, Rinzin Dorji.

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Hydropower must remain a public entity: Council

The House supports the committee’s proposal to amend the electricity Act and hydropower related policies 

Hydropower: To ensure that hydropower projects in future do not become concentrated in the hands of few business entities, the Bhutan Electricity Act 2001 and related policies that paved way for private investments will be amended.

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28 new HIV positive cases detected

19 put on Anti Retro Viral treatment

Health: The number of people infected with Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) has increased by 28 with the health ministry detecting at least five new HIV positive cases every month between July 1 and November 30 this year.

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MPs question PHPA’s cost escalation


Hydropower: Members of Parliament who were on a visit to the sites of Punatsangchhu hydropower projects in Wangdue yesterday questioned the projects’ managing director, R N Khazanchi on the cost escalations.

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JPLP submission baseless and unreasonable: OAG

Corruption: The Office of the Attorney General (OAG) yesterday pronounced it was “baseless and unreasonable” for Jatan Prasad Lalchand Prasad (JPLP), the defendant, to challenge the locus standi of Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) and OAG.

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Drametse gup vacates post

With seven months still on for the post to be declared vacant, the dzongkhag election office is awaiting directives from the ECB

Election: Drametse gup Tshering Dorji in Mongar vacated office on November 28, exactly a year after he transferred his census to Ngatshang gewog.

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Low education hinders female employment

This and their preference for desk jobs is what’s causing the female unemployment rate from dropping Labour: Lower level of education and their preference for desk jobs in one place were found to be the main reasons behind higher unemployment rate among females, labour officials said.

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LPG shortage irks Paro residents


PM said the government is working on increasing the LPG supply for the country 

Visit: Despite introducing a consumer card system, shortage of domestic liquid petroleum gas (LPG) cylinders still remains a pertinent issue in Paro.

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Public grievance reporting system launched


... the service was launched to coincide with the G2C Office’s one-year anniversary

G2C: The eKaasel, a online platform for citizens to submit grievances related to public service delivery and a contact centre to cater to the ICT illiterate were launched on the one-year anniversary of the G2C (Government to Citizen) Office, yesterday.

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Yebilaptsa incident is disheartening, says education minister

While reporting that the accused was a ‘very capable teacher,’ Lyonpo said initiatives are being taken to address psychological stressors in the sector 

Q&A: The assistant principal of Yebilaptsa Middle Secondary School, who strangled a 13-year old girl to death on October 16, was a capable teacher, the education minister, Mingbo Dukpa said.

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My Country, My Town

  • Tying the knot! These two de rigueur office devices kind of go hand in glove, don’t they? Photo by Tempa Rabgay, Mountain Hazelnut Venture, Mongar
  • Comedown or comeuppance: The prospect of a pricey pickup being towed by a humble tractor Photo by Chundu Nidup Tshering, Phuntsholing.
  • New Age cattle feed: Ever wonder how milk comes in plastic packets? It’s all part and parcel of a cow’s diet today! Photo by Dorji Pelzang
  • New use for old caps: While the bench may gain a longer innings, the butt may not feel so grateful Photo by Dorji Pelzang
  • Welcome, have a bite of maize while you wait: Be it ever so humble, there’s no place like home Photo by Sonam Jamtsho, Paro