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Bhutan Civil Service Rules revised

The oath taking ceremony for 408 graduates selected through the Bhutan Civil Service Examination was held at the RUB Convention Centre yesterday in Thimphu

The commission added three more chapters  Starting January 1 this year, a civil servant who returns after a long-term study and wishes to resign will either have to serve the entire study obligation period or refund the entire expenditure to the government, according to the revised Bhutan Civil Service Rules ...

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Local industries suffer post GST

Local beverages and cement industries the hardest hit The application of Indian goods and services tax (GST) has hit some of the largest export-oriented manufacturing industries in the country. Since all imported goods coming into the country from India are zero taxed, the country experienced a consumer price drop in ...

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Haa opens as schools in villages close

Closed: For the last seven years, the Mochu Community Primary School in Sangbaykha gewog in Haa has remained abandoned

The villages do not have enough children to enroll in schools  It was in 1991. The residents of Sangbay Ama and neighbouring villages ferried construction materials up steep hillsides and across the rivers. They voluntarily contributed labour to build the community primary school for their 120 children in the gewog. ...

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Spectacular economic growth, but 10% unachievable – Govt.

Says, instead of bemoaning what has not been achieved, the success must be celebrated While the government will not be able to achieve an average economic growth of 10 percent during its tenure, the pace at which the economy is progressing since 2013 is nothing short of spectacular, prime minister ...

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Delimitation plan endorsed

Six dzongkhags – Mongar, Samdrupjongkhar, Samtse, Sarpang, Thimphu, and Wangdue – proposed to the Delimitation Commission for additional National Assembly constituencies during the  public hearing on the draft delimitation plan. Stakeholders in the dzongkhags cited large geographical areas and an increased number of voters to support their proposal. A dzongkhag ...

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Hoarding results in LPG shortage

Fuel depots in Thimphu are unable to meet the demand for LPG after residents started hoarded the fuel following rumours of a possible price hike.

Rumours of a price hike has caused residents to hoard LPG, say officials  A llying rumours of a price hike, economic affairs minister Lekey Dorji said that the price of subsidised liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) would not increase in the near future. The allocated quota of sub-subsidised LPG to Bhutan, ...

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His Majesty visits Haa and Samtse

His Majesty at the Bebji Rehabilitation Project in Sangbaykha, Haa. The project was initiated on His Majesty’s command to alleviate poverty and improve livelihoods of the landless and socioeconomically disadvantaged people. About 68 families have benefitted from the project. His Majesty arrives in the capital today.

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ACC points out rampant corruption in road construction

Study finds corruption as one of the causes for the poor quality of roads Wrongdoings and corruption in public road construction between 2010 – 2015 had a financial implication of Nu 467.67 million (M). This is an average loss of Nu 77.95M annually, according to the recent Anti-Corruption Commission report, ...

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