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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Japan to help fulfill farm road targets


Agrees in principle to supply 30 excavators and 20 backhoe machines

Grant: The government of Japan will grant machineries by June 2017 to help the government accomplish the farm road construction targets of the 11th Plan.

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Delink from RCSC to tackle human resource shortage

Recommends Transparency International for the ACC to clear backlogs and maintain independence

ACC: Delinking from the Royal Civil Service Commission is one of the solutions to address the shortage of human resources in the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC).

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Immigration rules tightened

Working visa to foreign interns or individual volunteers will not be issued unless they are from institutionalized agencies

Labour: Foreigners willing to work in the capacity of any professional category in the country will henceforth require a minimum qualification of a bachelor’s degree with at least three years experience.

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Rising ARI cases concern health officials

Pollution: Although common, health officials in Nganglam are calling on relevant authorities to look into addressing the increasing dust pollution in the town after they received more than 4,000 patients suffering from Acute Respiratory Infection (ARI) this year.

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Bongo and Darla gewogs seek bifurcation


The gewogs’ vast size and scattered settlement makes service delivery a challenging task, the gups informed the PM

Visit: Bifurcation of a gewog each from Bongo and Darla gewogs, admission of children in Pakshingkha Central School (PCS) from areas within five kilometres, and connecting Jemichu-Baikunza bridge were among the several issues Bongo gewog representatives raised to Lyonchoen Tshering Tobgay during his visit yesterday.

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Bhutan’s gender disparity one of worst in South Asia

The gender index assesses countries across health, education, economic opportunities and political empowerment

Ranking: Although Bhutan has moved two places up in the recently released Global Gender Gap Report (GGGR) 2015, its gender-based disparities are one of the worst in South Asia.

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Climate resistant rice released


Agriculture: Climate change might already be affecting rice yield in Bumthang going by an increasing reports of yield decline although ADB’s recent report on assessing climate change costs in south asia predicts rice yield to decline only by 2050 for Bhutan.

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Nganglam can’t depend on orange anymore


Agriculture: In what could be a case of counting chickens before the eggs hatch, gewog officials in Nganglam are worried if they would meet even half the target of the annual performance agreement (APA) they signed in orange production.

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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