• No transfer, no salary

    To ensure that transferred health professionals leave to their new workplace, the health ministry’s human resource committee had written to the medical superintendent of JDWNRH and the dzongkhags to stop payment of salary to health personnel who are not relieved with immediate effect. The April 11 letter stated that as mandated by section 14.7.5 of the Bhutan Civil Service Rules 2018, civil servants who are transferred should be relieved within 30 days from the date issue of the transfer order. Health professionals are civil servants.

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After APA comes MAMA

Prime Minister with the health minister and secretary during the APA signing yesterday

If APA (annual performance agreement) schematizes the performance of the government agencies and civil servants, MAMA will administer the performance of the ministers and enhance coordination among them. During the signing of the APA yesterday, Lyonchhen Dr Lotay Tshering said that a monthly ministers’ management agreement, which he consciously abbreviated …

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Bank of Bhutan officials work at the data centre where a disaster recovery drill was conducted to move the data centre from Phuentsholing to Thimphu in March. The drill led to erratic banking services over the past week.

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Buna residents want landfill relocated

The landfill is located 15km away from Trashigang town

People living around the landfill in Buna, Trashigang have asked the gewog administration to relocate the landfill. The landfill is located 15km away from Trashigang town. Most of the waste in the landfill comes from Rangjung. To read more, please subscribe by registering at www.ekuensel.com

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Gomo Lhatsho restored again

Restoration work at Gomo Lhatsho, Gasa ended this month (Photo: Gasa Dzongrab)

Following concerns over water seepage from the Gomo Lhatsho located near the Tashi Thongmoen dzong, officials from the Gasa dzongkhag administration worked for over a week since last month to restore the lake. The worked ended on February 4. To read more, please subscribe by registering at www.ekuensel.com

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One more day left to go digital

Residents of Thimphu throm have just one day  to switch to digital or not watch television. Beginning March 1, all subscribers of Norling and Etho Metho cable services in Thimphu would be connected to the digital network. Those not doing so will not receive their TV connections, according to Bhutan …

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Spirituality and religious involvement could promote mental health

Prevalence of common mental disorders (CMDs) in Bhutan was found to be higher, at 29.3 percent, 19 percent more than the Gross National Happiness Study, 2015 found. This was according to a cross-sectional secondary analysis of data of the same GNH study. The secondary data analysis by Gyambo Sithey et al …

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Malaria-free target takes a bite 

Bhutan’s effort to achieve malaria free status by 2021 was hampered after the country detected six indigenous malaria cases last year. The country had initially aimed to achieve zero indigenous malaria status by 2018. To read more, please subscribe by registering at www.ekuensel.com

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P/Ling thromde turns to young traffic regulators

In action: A traffic regulator briefs a driver

In its latest idea to ensure smooth flow of traffic and prevent congestion, the Phuentsholing thromde has resorted to using young traffic regulators. Sixteen class X and XII graduates were hired on a part-time basis to sensitise motorists on traffic rules in the Zangtogpelri area, Goedoe Lam and Deki Lane. …

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Incomplete construction affects Kidheykhar CS 

Even with an incomplete hostel and classrooms, Kidheykhar Central School in Mongar took in 300 more boarding students this year

The number of students enrolling in Kidheykhar Central School (CS) in Mongar increased this year but the school lacks adequate infrastructure and facilities to accommodate the students. The school has more than 700 students. The construction of the 200-bed boys and girls hostel and 12-unit classroom, which was scheduled to …

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Rain helps mop up Bjimina forest fire

Firefighters saved the Dadogoenpa from the fire yesterday

While more than 300 firefighters have managed to contain the Bjimina fire by 4:30pm yesterday, the evening rain helped mop up, according to the divisional forest officer, Gyeltshen Dukpa. “Now we don’t have to worry that the fire might reignite,” he said. The fire, which started from the colony of Gidakom hospital …

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Opposition demands govt. to address Japan issue

The Opposition Party has demanded the government to do everything in its capacity to address the problems faced by the Bhutanese youth studying and living in Japan under the “Learn and Earn Programme.” In the press release issued by the party, it states that the government’s persistent inaction to address …

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No parking space for trucks in Trongsa

With no designated parking space, trucks are today parked along the highway

The truckers of Trongsa are facing trouble finding a space to park their trucks in the town. In the past, trucks were parked at Thruepang. However, the space has now turned into a parking lot for light vehicles. To read more, please subscribe by registering at www.ekuensel.com

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