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Sr ICT Technical Associate II of Construction Development Board, Chencho Tshering, won the 2nd SAARC Procurement Innovation Award 2017 at the 5th South Asia Regional Procurement Conference held in New Delhi, India from February 5-7, 2018. His paper on “Implementation of web based online evaluation tool (e-tool) for procurement of …

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Idea of corporatising JDWNRH dropped: PM

The committee that assessed the possibility of corporatising Jigme Dorji Wangchuck National Referral Hospital (JDWNRH) found that corporatisation of the hospital was not palatable to the Bhutanese population. Prime minister Tshering Tobgay said the idea of corporatisation was dropped considering some sections of the population had misunderstood the intention of …

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RCSC awaits Cabinet response on LGCF

Royal Civil Service Commission (RCSC) is waiting for the Cabinet’s approval concerning institutionalisation of the Local Government Common Framework (LGCF) in the Dzongkhags and Thromdes. LGCF is expected to address the problem of a lack of uniformity in structure, staffing and reporting, said RCSC’s Chairperson Dasho Karma Tshiteem, which is …

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Mobile gynaecological clinic for BHUs without female HA

The Ministry of Health will come up with mobile gynecological clinic in gewogs that do not have a female health assistant, Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay said at the meet the press on March 2. Of the 21 female health assistants who appealed to the health ministry to reconsider their transfer, …

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Works sub-contracted on East-West Highway construction

Lyonpo Dorji Choden

The MoWHS has received reports but is yet to confirm where the subcontracting is occurring  The works and human settlement ministry has received information on contractors involved in the East-West Highway construction subletting works to sub-contractors, Lyonpo Dorji Choden. However, the minister during the meet the press on March 2, …

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Three NC candidates nominated from four gewogs in T/yangtse

More than 500 voters from Khamdang turned up at Tsenkharla Central School for nomination

Three aspiring National Council (NC) candidates made through the gewog nominations as of yesterday. A former Druk Chirwant Tshogpa (DCT) candidate, Sonam Tenzin, 32, was nominated from Khamdang gewog after securing 302 votes against Dorji, who secured 208 votes. Sonam Tenzin has a Bachelor’s degree in computer applications from Madras …

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Health ministries of Bhutan and Thailand sign MoU

Health Minister Tandin Wangchuk signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on health cooperation with Thailand’s Minister of Public Health, Dr Piyasakol Sakolsatayadorn, Bangkok, Thailand on March 2. A press release from the health ministry states that the signing represents an unprecedented renewal of the agreement that was signed in Bangkok …

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PM leaves for Brussels and Switzerland

Lyonchhen Tshering Tobgay, today, left for an official visit to Brussels, Belgium and Switzerland, a press release from the foreign ministry states. While in Brussels, Lyonchhen will call on the President of the European Council, Donald Tusk, Jean-Claude-Juncker, President of the European Commission and other senior officials of the EU. …

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Labour minister to stay on leave until ACC says so: PM

Labour minister Ngeema Sangay Tshempo will be on leave until the government is confident that it would not be a detriment to the Anti-Corruption Commission’s (ACC) investigation in the labour ministry. Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay said at the meet the press on March 2 that although ACC did not share …

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It’s not prize money but payment to release films on DVD : PM

Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay said that the Prime Minister’s award of Nu 3 million for the three best films is kept at abeyance as recommended by the Anti-Corruption Commission. Speaking to the media at the 35th meet the press session yesterday, Lyonchhen said that the government would have nothing to …

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Govt. to let ACC investigate fiscal incentive issues

PM Tshering Tobgay

Refrains from commenting further  The government does not want to comment further on the corruption allegations it has made against the former works and human settlement minister Yeshey Zimba, Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay said at the meet the press yesterday. “There is nothing more to talk about,” Lyonchhen Tshering Tobgay …

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Bji gewog in Haa chooses its candidate

Bji gewog has the highest voter base with about 1,464 registered voters

Haa’s National Council member and deputy chair, Tshering Dorji, sailed through the Bji gewog nominations yesterday, securing a total of 526 votes, against Dawa Tshering who secured 223 votes. Dawa Tshering last served as Samar gewog administrator. Both candidates are from Chungpa village. Of the 749 voters, 321 were male …

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