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No indication on corporate salary raise

Pay: More than six months after salaries for civil servants were revised, pay raise for corporate employees is unlikely to come anytime soon. The finance ministry has not decided anything on the corporate salary raise. Finance secretary, Lam Dorji said the ministry has to propose the revision, which would be …

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B. Ed vacancies slashed by more than half

Employment: Nima Zangmo chose to become a teacher. The 23-year-old qualified to study in Sherubtse college after she completed her higher secondary school, and training to be a teacher, she assumed, would guarantee her a job. She joined the Paro College of Education in 2010. However, having completed her four-year …

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Less vehicle accidents but more fatalities last year

RSTA: Despite a large fall in the number of vehicle accidents, the number of fatalities on the road was higher in 2014 as compared to the previous year. There was about 23 percent decrease in vehicle accidents from 1,023 in 2013 to 791 in 2014. Of these accidents 76 percent …

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Dzongkha is not difficult, it never was…

Dzongkha Development Commission’s (DDC) secretary Dasho Sherab Gyeltshen retired on December 16 last year after completing 37 years in the civil service. Originally from Tshakaling, Mongar Dasho Sherab Gyeltshen, 60, started his career with the home ministry in 1978.  A pioneer in the promotion of the national language, Dasho Sherab …

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Solar fencing benefits farmers of Pangthang

Conflict: Villagers of Pangthang in Nanong gewog have found some respite from wild animals with the installation of solar fencing covering 67 acres of land. Unlike past years, villagers no longer spend sleepless nights guarding their fields. The solar fencing was installed last year after villagers requested the Renewable Natural …

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Power restored after 20 hours

Blackout: Power in Trongsa and Bumthang was restored at around 6:40 pm yesterday after 20 hours of blackout caused by a broken jumper at Bayling between Yurmu in Trongsa and Tingtibi substation under Zhemgang. A jumper is a device used for continuity of power between two electric towers. The power …

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His Holiness the Je Khenpo consecrates Wachen dzong

Consecration: His Holiness the Je Khenpo consecrated the Wachen dzong yesterday that was built on the ruins of the 13th century old dzong at Bjena gewog in Wangdue. Wachen dzong served as the centre of administration for descendants of Sangdag Garton, Phajo Drugom Zhigpo’s son, from 13th century until the …

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Another shot to strengthen the govt-media link

… a permanent information and media officer is crucial for a better relationship IMO: For a better working relationship between the government and the media, information and communication ministry has called for permanent information and media officers (IMO) in the ministries and their agencies. Media has for long complained that …

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Three convicts escape in Wangdue

BREAKING: Three male inmates convicted to life imprisonments for Chorten vandalism escaped Wangdue police custody, between 7:30pm to 8pm, yesterday. Kuensel has learnt that the three men were from Sephu and were sentenced five days ago by the Wangdue district court for vandalising Chortens in Sephu and other places in …

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Cabinet asks BCSEA board to review decision

… board meeting likely to happen tomorrow Examination: There is a possibility of re-examination of the leaked Class XII English II paper with the Cabinet asking the Bhutan Council for School Education Assessment (BCSEA) board to review its decision yesterday afternoon. The cabinet after its weekly meeting yesterday afternoon sent …

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