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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BOiC trains small business owners

Training: A week-long Effective Business Management Training for small business managers, conducted by BOiC in Mongar, inspired the participants to develop their strategies and management skills.

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Jabmi bill goes to joint siting

Parliament: The Jabmi (amendment) Bill 2015 will be moved in a joint sitting next session, after the two houses couldn’t agree on some sections of the bill. The decision was taken in the National Assembly yesterday.

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Armyworm attack buckwheat fields in Nganglam


Agriculture:  The National Plant Protection Centre (NPPC) in Thimphu yesterday confirmed armyworm as the pest that had been infesting and destroying buckwheat fields for the last few days in Decheling gewog in Nganglam.

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Thrompons may miss out on new LG entitlements

Mayors of Gelephu, Phuentsholing, and Thimphu will complete their term in January but the entitlement rules will not be ready then

LG: With the home ministry requiring few more months to complete the Local Government Entitlement Rules and Regulations (LGERR), the three thrompons completing their terms next month may miss out on the new benefits.

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Doctors’ career path reformed

RCSC: In a move to attract, retain and motivate medical doctors in the profession, the Royal Civil Service Commission recently reformed their career path with an amendment of four sections of the Bhutan Civil Service Rules 2012.

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NA decides to withdraw enterprise bill

Parliament: The National Assembly yesterday decided to withdraw and reintroduce the Enterprise Registration bill to avoid confrontation between the two houses of Parliament. The house will today pass a resolution to this effect.

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Land price soars as project takes shape


Zangpozor and Khitsang landowners expecting good returns

Development:  The sleepy hamlet of Zangpozor in Khamdang, Trashiyangtse is slowly waking up to the dream of gaining from the 600MW Kholongchhu Hydroelectric Project (KHP).

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BAFRA lifts Maggi ban

Safety: Bhutan Agriculture and Food Regulatory Authority (BAFRA) officially lifted the ban on the import of Maggi noodles manufactured by Nestle in India, five months after it had temporarily banned the sale of instant noodles in the country.

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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