• 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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Should Laya Run be only for highlanders?

The Laya Run is one of the most important attractions of Royal Highland Festival

Laya Run, considered one of the most scenic high-altitude run in the world, has become a crucial part of the Royal Highland Festival. But the run’s popularity among the highlanders has been decreasing.

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HRH attends IPC general assembly 

This year marks the 30th anniversary of the IPC (Photo: BOC)

President of the Bhutan Paralympic Committee (BPC), Her Royal Highness Princess Euphelma Choden Wangchuck, attended the 19th general assembly of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) at Bonn in Germany from October 24 to 27. 

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Yaks loaded with goods reach Sakteng from their Brangsa (temporary herders’ camp). Soon most of the highlanders will migrate to the warmer places with their livestock.

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Bhutan represents hope to world says UNFPA ED

Dr Natalia Kanem

Since the landmark agreement of 1994 in Cairo, Bhutan has come a long way in enhancing the sexual and reproductive health of women and girls in the country, according to the executive director of United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), Dr Natalia Kanem.

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Farmers turn to balm and massage oil in Logchina

Zhinor massage balm

About 50 farmers of Dzedokha chiwog, Logchina gewog have tapped their ancestral therapeutic ways of using zingiber cassumunar (locally known as phacheng) into developing two products, “zhinor balm and liniment (massage) oil.”

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 More than 180 members of Duedro Rangwang Zhidey Tshogchung from 20 dzongkhags attended the first annual general meeting organised at Yangchenphu Higher Secondary School, Thimphu on October 26.

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Enough ECCD centres with enough facilitators in 2020

As of May 2019, there were 382 ECCD centres (file photo)

Here, in Ngawang Dramtoe village in Tading gewog, Samtse, there is an Early Childhood Care and Development (ECCD) centre.The centre opened two years ago but it has remained idle ever since. There is an ECCD centre in Lingzhi, Thimphu too. There here never been a facilitator.

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