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NA decides to retain the post of Gaydrung

Following a thorough discussion, the National Assembly yesterday decided to retain the post of gaydrung (gewog clerk) and to regularise their service as civil servants if circumstances are favourable. Of the 42 members present in the house, 40 voted ‘Yes’ on retaining them and two voted ‘No’. On making the gaydrung …

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  People of Serthig gewog in Jomotshankha drungkhag celebrate a two-day annual tshechu at Khandrophug Ugyen Phuntsho Choling Goenpa with mask dances performed by students. The annual tshechu, which was initiated about 30 years ago, faces acute shortage of mask dancers today due to lack of men in the village. …

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Categorisation of schools would not hamper students: Education Minister

At the National Assembly’s question hour on January 15, Education Minister JB Rai clarified that the categorisation of students would not hamper or change the availability of central school facilities. Maenbi-Tsaenkhar’s Member of Parliament, Choki Gyeltshen, asked the minister on the government’s plan to come up with new education system …

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NA resolves to not place CIC under gewog administration

The motion to bring community information centres (CIC) under the gewog administration didn’t get through at the National Assembly yesterday. Of the 43 Member Parliaments (MPs), 17 voted for the motion while 24 MPs voted against it and two abstained. Panbang MP Dorji Wangdi, said people had problems availing services …

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Taking improved health services to the grassroots

Health Minister Dechen Wangmo said that as promised the government would take the health services that are available at national referral hospital to regional referral hospitals, those services that are available at the regional referral hospital’s to dzongkhag hospitals, and the services available at dzongkhag hospitals to gewogs.  This was …

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NCWC forms dzongkhag level women and children committee

Participants were also sensitised on the online CMIS during the workshop

The National Women and Children Commission (NCWC) has set up a dzongkhag level women and child welfare committee. The committee was approved during the 162nd cabinet meeting on June 19, last year. The committee, officials say, is expected to provide timely and effective response to women and children in difficult …

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Bhutan ratifies Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol

Joining the global movement to mitigate climate change, the National Assembly adopted the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol on substances that deplete the ozone layer yesterday. Following ratification by 65 countries of the 197 parties of the Montreal protocol, the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal protocol came into action …

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Temperature drops by 2-4 degree Celsius

Temperature across the country has dropped by 2-4 degree Celsius, according to National Centre for Hydrology and Meteorology (NCHM) official. The lowest temperature recorded this winter stands at -11 degree Celsius. Haa and Gasa saw the drop in temperature to -11 degree Celsius in January and late December. The coldest …

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NC deems capital expenditure for past six months illegal

The budget appropriation Bill 2018-19, which would supersede the budget appropriation Act 2018-19 passed by the last Parliament could be unconstitutional, according to National Council. This was because of the time lapse between the fiscal year and the 12th Plan. The previous government’s tenure ate into the first fiscal year of the 12th Plan and completion of the electoral process consumed half of the 2018-19 fiscal year.

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