• MoF to issue amended SOE salary notification

    While employees of state-owned enterprises (SOE)  are busy doing their maths,   the finance ministry has asked the head of SOEs to hold the revision until an amended notification is issued.The finance minister, yesterday evening, said that the notification was misunderstood by most SOEs and to bring about clarity and details, the notification is being amended. He said that the amendment would be ready and that it will be issued to the SOEs today.

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His Holiness the Je Khenpo yesterday conferred Dhar to five lams of the central monastic body at the Tashichhodzong. Lopen Sha Thinley from Ruebisa, Wangdue was conferred Dhar for Toedsey Jim, Lopen Sherub Tharchen from Haa was appointed the new Chief Administrative Officer of Punthim Dratshang, Lopen Pelbar from Khelakha, …

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All courts to have mediation unit

HRH Sonam Dechan Wangchuck with officials from the judiciary

The president of the Bhutan National Legal Institute (BNLI), Her Royal Highness Sonam Dechan Wangchuck and Chief Justice Lyonpo Tshering Wangchuk inaugurated the opening of the Court-Annexed Mediation Unit (CAMU) at the Punakha dzongkhag court on October 28.

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Fire guts hut in Martsala

The victim lost all belongings in the fire

A fire at Somoshing village in Martshala gewog, Samdrupjongkhar razed a hut to the ground around 6am on October 28.No casualties were reported. However, the victim lost all belongings in the fire.

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No regulatory changes in ease of doing business

The country’s ranking on the ease of doing business has slipped for the fourth consecutive time to 89th position.The former government has pledged to take the country to the top 50 position but the best position Bhutan could obtain was 73rd during its tenure.

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Doma chewing bad for alcohol consumers

What is the relation between doma chewers and alcohol consumers?A study to see the relation found that doma (referred as betel quid in the study) alone caused substantial reactions among alcohol consumers. When betel quid is combined with disulfiram, it was observed that some of the patients showed severe aversive reactions.

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