Wednesday , January 24 2018

Dzongkha expert committee met in Thimphu

An eleven member Dzongkha expert committee met in Thimphu for two days to standardise Dzongkha spelling and conduct research on the use of uniform pronunciation, proper use of grammar and to create new dzongkha words. The meeting concluded on January 9.

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Geo-spatial data for southern dzongkhags completed

JICA hands over the data to NLCS

Geo-spatial data on 1:25,000 base maps covering 11,000 square kilometres in eight dzongkhags were handed over to the National Land Commission Secretariat (NLCS) on January 8. The maps for eight southern dzongkhags were completed on November 30 last year. Representative of Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), Kota Wakabayashi handed over ...

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Knowing Paro is my strength, says NC aspirant

Tandin Wangdi

Tandin Wangdi from Chuba village in Dotey gewog is an aspirant candidate for the National Council elections from Paro. The father of three is confident that his knowledge of issues in the dzongkhag and the people would earn him a seat in the House of review in the upcoming elections. ...

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Fire guts seven huts and a house in Gelephu

Sarpang Dzongdag handed over Kidu relief kits and semso of Nu 15,000 each to the eight families who lost their belongings to a fire in Samdrupling, Gelephu. On January 7 midnight, a fire gutted seven huts and a permanent structure. While the owner of the permanent structure was away, others ...

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Legislative drafting workshop underway

About 35 legal professionals are attending the legislative drafting workshop

A three-day workshop on legislative drafting for 35 legal professionals began at the conference hall of the Supreme Court on January 9. Bhutan National Legal Institute (BNLI) is facilitating the workshop with training resources from M/s. White & Case, a law firm based in Singapore. The participants discussed theories of ...

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Court orders Damphu CS to reinstate cook

Tsirang dzongkhag court ordered the principal of Damphu Central School, Dawa Tshering, to pay nine months salary to the school’s cook, Harka Bahadur Subba, who went missing in Bangkok last year. The court also ordered that the cook should be reinstated. According to the court judgment of January 10, Harka ...

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RCSC reforms doctors’ career path

According to the commission, 61 doctors have benefitted since the reform was initiated In a move to make up for the seniority lost, to attract, retain and motivate doctors who are in critical shortage in the civil service, the Royal Civil Service Commission (RCSC) has reformed their career path with ...

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NFE is vital part of Bhutan’s education system

Education is at the heart of the nation’s development. Including all Bhutanese in the system has been our endeavour from the first day. Looking back, our investments have been more than worthwhile. Although, the nation is grappling with issues like rising youth unemployment, which indicates the failure of our education ...

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Delay in budget could hamper ongoing works

Failure of the 11th session of the National Assembly to pass a capital budget for the new fiscal year could hamper the progress of the ongoing developmental works, said a member of the Cabinet. The current fiscal year will expire on June 30. Ideally, a budget for the fiscal year 2018-19 ...

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RCSC reconsiders one BCSE candidate who tested +ve for drugs

The test kit detects about 10 different types of non-permissible listed drugs

… the Commission disqualifies the other The Royal Civil Service Commission (RCSC) has reconsidered one of the two Bhutan Civil Service Examination (BCSE) selected candidates who tested positive for a controlled substance on the medical ground. The candidate, according to RCSC’s senior human resource officer of exam division, Jigme Norbu, ...

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