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NPPF limits housing occupancy to 10 years

Thimphu has 332 NPPF residential units

Tenants of the National Pension and Provident Fund (NPPF) residential units can occupy the flats for a maximum of 10 years, according to the revised Housing Management Rules and Regulations 2018. The rules and regulations were amended on September 5 and come into immediate effect. Except for members or the …

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Know your candidate: Samtse

Samtse: Dophuchen-Tading DNT Loknath Sharma Age: 48 Experience: 17 years in RSTA as transport planner and regional head. International experience as a community worker.  Socio-economic consultant and community worker in Bhutan.  Education: Masters in Economics. Advanced diploma in community services. Describe yourself in three words. “Can do” attitude . Your …

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Earn and learn programme under review

The 26-year-old female student undergoing medication in Japan has improved according to an official from Bhutan Employment Overseas (BEO). After she was admitted for Meningitis Tuberculosis at Fukuoka City’s East Medical Centre, BEO’s Managing Director (MD) Jurmey Tshewang along with the patient’s younger brother visited her. “After staying with the …

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JDWNRH takes infection control measures

The Jigme Dorji Wangchuck National Referral Hospital (JDWNRH) said it has taken several measures to control the recent outbreak of Healthcare Associated Infection (HCAI) at the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and prevent similar outbreak in future. According to a press release from JDWNRH, the hospital’s management met on October 1 …

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DNT woos BKP and PDP supporters in Lhuentse

DNT president talks to the people of Autsho, Lhuentse yesterday

Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa (DNT) president, Lotay Tshering, said that his party will form the government as it will win the general round of elections. According to his party’s calculations, it is expected to win in at least 25 constituencies. Lotay Tshering said that in the primary round, DPT won in …

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RMA transfers annual surplus of Nu 1,550.24M to MoF

The Royal Monetary Authority (RMA) handed over its highest ever-annual surplus of Nu 1,550.24 million (M) to the finance ministry yesterday. The net surplus amount is an increase from Nu 1,001M incurred by the central bank in the fiscal year 2016-17. A press release from RMA states that the surplus …

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