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Six-month maternity leave is now real

Parents of legally adopted children are also entitled for maternity leave 

Policy: With the Royal Civil Service Commission (RCSC) implementing the revised maternity leave from yesterday, civil servants who have resumed office after their maternity leave can go back on leave again if their babies are still under six months of age.

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Forest fire cause havoc in Trashigang

Firefighters were fighting the blaze late into the night 

Disaster: An automobile workshop and three temporary structures below the Trashigang fuel depot in Kheri were completely razed to the ground by a massive forest fire yesterday.

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Are employees not happy with an independent ECB?

Conflict: The tussle between the Election Commission of Bhutan (ECB) and the Royal Civil Service Commission (RCSC) may have been resolved with ECB gaining independence, but human resource management within the independent ECB has not gone well among some of the employees.

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Economy not generating quality jobs: MoLHR

PM says new ideas lacking to create jobs

MTR: The paradox of rising unemployment and inadequate human resource that had stifled the economy has not gone away. While there is a dearth of human resource in some government agencies, providing jobs is seen as herculean task.

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Three men kidnapped

A class 10 student of Gelephug High School, a driver and a caretaker was kidnapped from Bhur, Gelephu last night around 8:30pm. However, the caretaker was released by the kidnappers as he was mute.

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