Wednesday , November 25 2015

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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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Bridge planned over Taklaichu, says PM

The PM’s visit to gewogs of Sarpang has got the attention of the government to build a bridge over the river 

DoR: Gelephu residents’ long wait for a bridge over Taklai river may be soon coming to an end.

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PM’s visit to Sarpang concludes


Visit: Prioritising healthcare, sanitation and quality education were some of the issues Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay talked about with the people of Sarpang during his recent visit to the gewogs.

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Council’s development plan and virtual zomdu launched


The plan charts out objectives and activities to be implemented to achieve the National Council’s vision

NC: Human resource shortage that plagued the National Council (NC) for the past seven years could ease with the launch of the house’s strategic development plan 2015-2019 yesterday.

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Permanent campsite allegations at Bumdra baseless

A verification team from Paro dzongkhag found all claims as untrue 

Update: The allegations of a private permanent campsite being set up at Bumdra, above Taktshang monastery are baseless, according to Paro dzongkhag administration officials.

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Tashi Air launches New Delhi flights


The airline will be offering airfares only slightly lower than Drukair's 

Aviation: Private airline Tashi Air (Bhutan Airlines) launched its inaugural commercial service to New Delhi, yesterday.

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Social protection policy in the offing

Unemployment insurance and pension schemes for the private sector are among the six proposed schemes 

Security: A draft social protection policy to promote economic security for workforce in the private sector is being reviewed by the Gross National Happiness Commission.

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RTC hosts college quiz contest


Competition: Five colleges under the Royal University of Bhutan took part in the inter-college quiz competition at Royal Thimphu College (RTC) yesterday.

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Bolstering Dungsam banks


MoWHS: If mitigation studies are not carried out soon, Dungsam river will pose great risk to Samdrupjongkhar in the future. This is according to the thromde and officials from works and human settlement ministry.

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Where are the turkey eggs?

Farmers wait for the birds to lay eggs even if they are meant for meat

Livestock: Recognising turkey farming as a good source of cash income, Tsirang farmers were introduced to it. The dzongkhag livestock office distributed 235 poults to 46 farmers.

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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