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Drukair CEO resigns

Aviation: With more than two years remaining on his contract, the national airline’s CEO, Tandin Jamso, submitted his resignation to the Druk Holding and Investments (DHI) board, this week. The DHI board has accepted his resignation and will be announcing the vacancy for the Drukair CEO today. Drukair is a …

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April launch for address system pilot project

GIS: Three years after the project was initiated, the city’s addressing system will take off next month with Thimphu thromde and Bhutan Post launching the mail delivery system along Norzin Lam and Chang Lam. Given the increasing population, and in an absence of a centralised address system, the capital city …

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Second employment agency suspended

Agent reportedly failed to adhere to five provisions of the BOEA regulations MoLHR: The labour and human resources ministry recently suspended Lama Youth Employment pvt ltd from operations until further notice for breaching several provisions of the Bhutanese Overseas Employment Agents (BOEA) regulations. The March 16 suspension order states that …

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Deputy Chief of Mission, Indian Embassy, Bishwadip Dey hands over two cheques of Nu 138.60 million for Gyalposhing – Nganglam Highway and Nu 105 million for Gomphu – Panbang Highway, to GNHC secretary Sonam Wangchuk, yesterday. The money is the first and second releases for the respective projects under 11th …

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Unfinished business in Bara

A BHU, science lab and teacher’s quarter remain incomplete four years after work started  Construction: After waiting for almost four years, the people of Bara gewog in Samtse have given up the hope of a basic health unit (BHU), a science laboratory, and a teacher’s quarter for Sherabgatshel lower secondary …

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Nobding range office in Wangdue rescued a wild female sambar deer from a pack of stray dogs on March 16. The deer was taken to the animal rehabilitation centre in Lobesa and is now recovering.                                                                    

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At least a year to set up central schools: Ed. minister

All schools needed more facilities to meet concept of central school Education: Putting in place all the facilities for the central schools across the country might take at least a year, according to education minister Mingbo Dukpa, who is currently visiting the 24 pilot schools. One of the reforms initiated …

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Volunteering for happiness

“I love working in groups with different people, and I get a feeling of satisfaction when others are happy because of my deeds. Overall, being a volunteer teaches us the true meaning of life, and how we can lead a happy life”, says Chencho Dema, 22, who was selected as …

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Maternity leave for working mothers

The commission will at last go beyond paying lip service to the importance of breast-feeding RCSC: In what could come as good news for working mothers, the Royal Civil Service Commission (RCSC) has started reviewing measures to make working conditions more favourable for breastfeeding mothers. The commission’s chairperson, Karma Tshiteem, …

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