Sunday , February 14 2016
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    Govt. and RCSC yet to iron out maternity leave details

    Govt. push for extended maternity leave, RCSC recommends parental leave

    Civil Service: While civil servants are expecting a decision on the much-awaited six months maternity leave, the Royal Civil Service Commission (RCSC) and the Cabinet couldn’t arrive to an understanding to implement the decision.

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Bhutan role model for world: Johannes Binder

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Diplomacy: Bhutan has vast potential to serve as a role model for the world in diverse fields such as sustainable tourism and alternative energy in the region, according to the new Resident Representative (RR) of Austria to Bhutan Johannes Binder.

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Rural hygiene programme makes good progress

Health: Lhuntse and Pemagatshel have achieved 98 percent toilet coverage since the pilot programme in the dzongkhags began in 2011. This is according to the recent sanitation and hygiene programme (RSHP) review.

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Election laws were not violated: ECB

But some lawmakers say the election process is unconstitutional

Thromde: Even as the thromde election is in process in the three thromdes of Thimphu, Phuentsholing and Gelephu, some lawmakers are of the view that the thromde election process is unconstitutional, as the election office, they said has not followed due process.

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Habrang coal mine leased to SMC

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The mine is expected to supply 5,000 metric tonnes of coal a month to the cement industry for 10 years

Mining: The Habrang coal mine in Samdrupjongkhar was formally leased to the State Mining Corporation (SMC) by the Department of Geology and Mines (DGM), yesterday.

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Tax holiday in the offing for the hospitality sector

Should the draft EDP materialize other incentives follow suit

EDP: Newly established high-end resorts and tourist standard hotels will enjoy a 10-year income tax holiday from the date of commencing commercial operations should the draft Economic Development Policy (EDP) materialize.

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28 houses suffer minor damages from quake

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Final report on damages expected to be ready today

Quake: The 6.7 magnitude earthquake that struck northeast state of Imphal, India yesterday around 5.07am caused minor damages to 28 houses in 10 gewogs of Pemagatshel, Samdrupjongkhar and Trashigang.

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Govt. to form two more SOEs

...the fourth and fifth new SOE since September last year

Corporation: The government is planning to corporatize the Agriculture Machinery Center (AMC) and form another state owned enterprise (SOE) to take up greening of the urban towns.

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My Country, My Town

  • Animal Planet: TV does not discriminate, it hooks both humans and wildlife Photo by Choidup Zangpo
  • Time well passed: The boy gets a ride as he learns some skills of handling a plough Photo by Kesang Dorji
  • From work to play: If it’s got wheels, so goes kid’s logic, it’s got to be a ride! Photo by Karma Tenzin
  • Role change: This defunct outdoor tap now serves as the next best thing: a soap-dish hanger. Photo by Tulsi Subba, Dagana
  • Toilet humour: A left-handed compliment is a welcome change from the usual gender discrimination. Photo by Sonam Tobgay
  • Role change: This defunct outdoor tap now serves as the next best thing: a soap-dish hanger. Photo by Tulsi Subba, Dagana