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    Education allowance top audit report discussions

    Parliament: Payment of children’s education allowance to the staff of Royal Bhutan Embassies dominated the discussions of the audit report that the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) presented at a joint sitting of the Parliament yesterday.

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Six executives await new appointment

RCSC working on new PMS for executive level civil servants

RCSC: At least six senior civil servants holding executive positions are reporting to the Royal Civil Service Commission since August as they await their next appointment.

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Dzongkhag court upheld verdict on counterfeiting

Court: Sarpang dzongkhag court on October 8, upheld the lower court’s ruling on the counterfeit money case where the Gelephu dungkhag court sentenced three non-Bhutanese to one and a half year non-compoundable prison term.

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Regulator will take action against unauthorised usage of drones


A ban on drones is currently in place until regulations are developed

Aviation: Despite the operation of drones in the country being banned by the Bhutan Civil Aviation Authority (BCAA) until regulations are in place, drone footage taken in Bhutan of heritage sites like Taktsang monastery, among others, have been appearing on social media and even one local cable television channel.

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“My Green School” translated into Spanish and Catalan


Education: Inspired by the ideas contained in Bhutan’s former education minister Thakur S Powdyel’s book “My Green School”, a well-known Spanish social worker, educator and designer, the founder-director of the Education for Life Foundation, Dr Guillem Ferrer, has translated the work into two of the major languages of Spain, Spanish and Catalan.

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Three conservationists awarded environmental stewardship


The recognition was awarded at the first bird festival, which opened in Tingtibi, a hotspot for birds 

Festival: Work of three conservationists, Ugyen Wangchuck Institute for Conservation and Environment’s ornithologist Sherab, the dean of College of Natural Resources Dr D B Gurung and the principal research officer of Renewable Natural Resources Research Center, Wengkhar Tshering Penjore were awarded the Jigme Singye Wangchuck outstanding environmental stewardship yesterday in Tingtibi, Zhemgang.

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Health walk route

The annual health walk in Thimphu on October 11 flags off at 9am from the Royal Thimphu College and ends at the Clock Tower Square. The walk is organised to promote healthy lifestyle and create awareness on reducing non-communicable diseases.

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MIT, Australia rejects applicant on marriage criteria

The university representative informed that the Federation University issued the rule

Australia: In a surprise turn of events, an applicant was denied enrolment to the Melbourne Institute of Technology for being married for less than 18 months.

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Trade department warns businesses to switch to commercial LPG, again

Random inspections, a Nu 10,000 fine, seizure of security deposits and cylinders, cancellation of business license, are some of the measures being announced 

Fuel: Hotels, restaurants, and canteens across the country have 18 days from today to surrender their subsidised Liquid Petroleum Gas (LPG) cylinders they are currently using for commercial purposes. These establishments will have to switch to commercial LPG supplied by Bhutan Industrial Gas (BIG) from October 26.

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My Country, My Town

  • Welcome, have a bite of maize while you wait: Be it ever so humble, there’s no place like home Photo by Sonam Jamtsho, Paro
  • Starting young: Pup showing signs of either potential to be, or previous life as, a sheepdog? Photo by Tashi Dawa, Tingtibi
  • Multitasking radish: Though if to be eaten later, one hopes that’s ara and not kerosene in the jerry can. Photo by Bidur Rai
  • Yin-yang happening: The good side is the clean-up, the bad side is burning garbage is against the law Photo by Chencho Wangdi, Kuensel
  • Body job: Even cars can do with a little cosmetic work as this vehicle shows Photo by Khesar Subba, Thimphu
  • Watch your step! An unwary (or intoxicated) pedestrian could come a nasty cropper at this spot. Photo by Sonam Wangdi