Monday , February 15 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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USD 4.6M to upgrade city bus system

Transport: With the government more or less having secured Nu 303.6 million (USD 4.6 million) with help from the World Bank, Thimphu city’s public transportation network is set for a much needed upgrade that should be completed by 2018.

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Bhutan commended for ratifying UN Convention Against Corruption


Bhutan is the sixth least corrupt country in the Asia-Pacific region Integrity: The ratification of the UN Convention Against Corruption (UNCAC) by the Parliament recently is a milestone for Bhutan in following international best practices when it comes to fighting corruption. The UN Deputy Resident Representative Niamh Collier-Smith lauded Bhutan’s ...

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Bajo town road to be resurfaced soon

Maintenance: Bajo residents could look forward to a smooth ride soon with the municipality securing the funds and all set to award the maintenance works. For almost two years, commuters and residents traveling to Wangdue have been plying the dusty pothole ridden road.

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Highway widening works on track

Roads: Widening works on the Chazam - Buyang highway is well on track. While the formation cutting for the first package of 5.73 km road stretching from Jamkhardrang to Doksum is complete, the second package of 5km road from Chazam to Jamkhardrang is in progress.

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BCSE records civil engineers’ worst performance


At least 385 graduates will be left without jobs

Exam: Of the 130 civil engineering graduates who sat for the Bhutan Civil Service Examination (BCSE) only 14 graduates obtained the required 50 percent and above to qualify for the civil service this year.

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Council questions sustainability of central schools


Establishing central schools alone will not improve quality of education, say members Education: The government should carryout exhaustive consultation with concerned stakeholders in identifying future central schools, keeping in mind some basic criteria like balanced regional development, population and economic background.

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Bhutan bags Radiant Launch Award


Immigration and census department won the Asia Pacific Smart Card Association's Radiant Launch Award in Dhaka during the 11th Government Forum on Electronic Identity on December 1.

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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