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Corporate pay hike to maintain 15 percent difference

The govt. has given the go-ahead to corporation boards to raise wages as they see fit Salary: Approving the much-awaited hike in salary of corporate employees, the cabinet also clarified that the raise, which comes into effect retroactively from July 1, 2014 should maintain a maximum of 15 percent difference ...

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Murder in Central Plaza

Police have called it a clear case of homicide and are on the lookout for suspects Crime: A man was found dead in a pool of blood yesterday around 7.30am below Shearee Square in Lungtenphu, Thimphu, making it perhaps the first case of cold-blooded murder this year. According to police, ...

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Five chorten vandals appeal to High Court

Judiciary: Five lifetime prisoners and one prisoner who was sentenced to four years imprisonment for vandalising chortens have appealed to the High Court stating dissatisfaction on the Mongar court’s judgment that was passed last month. Of the 10 men who were given lifetime imprisonment, five appealed to the high court ...

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Living beyond our means

The rate of growth of current expenditure is outstripping that of domestic revenue  Notice: Causing concern for the government, the country’s annual current expenditure is increasing at a rate much faster than that of the annual growth in domestic revenue. “If this trend continues, it’ll be difficult to meet the ...

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Meeting the power tiller promise

Govt. takes one step further towards fulfilling its campaign pledge Agriculture: The 70 gewogs in the six eastern dzongkhags will get a power tiller each by the end of February, the agriculture minister, Yeshey Dorji, said during the 14th meet the press session last week. The government had pledged to ...

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Fall in Yen sees rise in Toyota buyers

Savings of Nu 500,000-600,000 can be made given the Japanese currency value today Import: The fall in Japanese currency (Yen) recently has turned out to be a boon for Bhutanese aspiring to buy Toyota luxury cars.  The State Trading corporation of Bhutan limited (STCBL) in Phuentsholing has confirmed 115 vehicle ...

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Preventative steps being taken

Post-reinvestigation RBP report on Serzhong LSS incident comes up with suggestions Suicide: It’s not known what happened that September 25 night at the girls’ hostel of Serzong lower secondary school in Mongar last year.  All that has been reported is that it started after some girls saw two men leaving ...

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Picture story

Visit: Lyonchhoen Tshering Tobgay visits the Solar Park at Charanka in Gujarat yesterday after visiting Vadnagar, the hometown of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in north Gujarat.                                                                                                                              

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ADB advises more govt. investment in education

Upping expenditure in the sector by 10 percent would result in a far more stable growth path  Report: While hydropower is and will continue to be the bedrock of the country’s economy, higher investment in education, health, and efforts to diversify its economic base through tourism and other niche sectors ...

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