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Election commission ready for thromde elections

The commission however maintains that there is no need to amend the Election Act 

LG: With the completion of the functional literacy test (FLT) in the three thromdes of Thimphu, Phuentsholing and Gelephu earlier this month, there are now 5,165 perspective candidates across the country for the upcoming local government elections.

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Cabinet endorses six months paid maternity leave

Health: The Cabinet has endorsed the proposed six months paid maternity leave along with six months flexi time.

Works and human settlement minister Dorji Choden said the cabinet reviewed and made necessary changes on the proposal in the recent Cabinet meeting. The approved proposal has been sent to the Royal Civil Service Commission (RCSC).

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Bhutan’s voice was heard: Lyonchoen

About 200 nations agree to limit warming to two degrees

UNFCCC: Long before the climate summit in Paris last week, Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay expected the meeting of almost 200 nations to set ambitious targets that are legally binding.

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To tell or not to tell

Questions asked on who should be the authority to reveal one’s HIV status 

Health: The 29-year-old woman, who was claimed to be an alcoholic and an alleged HIV positive, is admitted to the Thimphu referral hospital for treatment, health officials said.

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Human Rights issue probed

Questions on legislations that protect the rights of women, children and the third gender were raised

Rights: The chairman of the human rights committee of the National Assembly was asked some tough questions by youth participants during a panel discussion held to commemorate Human Rights Day, in Thimphu, yesterday.

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