Friday , April 29 2016
  • Discrepancy deprives LG leaders of PF

    No PF deductions were made from the salaries of gups, mangmis and tshogpas
    Entitlement: A major discrepancy in the financial system has deprived most of the incumbent local government (LG) members of their retirement benefits.

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Incumbent local leaders undecided about candidacy

A few plan to resign

LG: While the Election Commission of Bhutan (ECB) has already announced the second round of the Local Government (LG) elections in June, most incumbent local leaders in Bumthang are yet to decide whether to re-contest.

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Helicopter joins fight to douse forest blaze

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Thimphu suffered three forest fires alone yesterday

Fire: In its first fire-fighting mission, the government’s helicopter aided fire fighters on the ground to battle and douse a large forest fire that broke out at Sangaygang, yesterday.

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Three colleges to start this year

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Two higher secondary schools to be upgraded to college

Education: Two higher secondary schools in the eastern districts are identified to be upgraded to colleges, Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay announced yesterday at the meet the press session.

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Thromde thuemi posts constitutional: Government

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Local leaders will get entitlements, says former home minister

Meet the press: The government believes the recent election of thromde thuemis in the three dzongkhag thromdes of Thimphu, Phuentsholing and Gelephu was in keeping with the Constitution and the electoral laws of the country.

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Taking contemporary art to east

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VAST: The first thing Jigme Dorji, a teacher graduate noticed when posted to Bayling higher secondary school, Trashiyangtse, was that students in the remote school shared his interest in art.

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Road safety tips for children

Review: If you are a concerned parent or a guardian, who spent sleepless nights worrying about one’s child treading through the mad traffic, then this book can be a perfect guide.

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NEC test rules out toxic content

Test conducted to verify what killed fishes in the Dungsamchhu last year

Environment: A water sample test, the National Environment Commission (NEC) conducted on the water discharged from the sewerage treatment plant in Samdrupjongkhar, ruled out any kind of chemical or toxic contents in the water.

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Local leaders to miss out on LG entitlements

For want of rules and regulations, implementation of LG entitlement Act has been delayed

LG: The elected members of the local government (LG) will complete their tenure in June. But as expected before, they would not reap the benefits of the much-debated LG members’ entitlement Act.

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My Country, My Town

  • Innovative thinking: A novel cycle stand that addresses the handlebars rather than the front wheel Photo by Dorji Phuntsho
    Innovative thinking: A novel cycle stand that addresses the handlebars rather than the front wheel Photo by Dorji Phuntsho
  • A plethora of pigeons: With no predators around their number will abound Photo by Birkha B. Singer, Thimphu
    A plethora of pigeons: With no predators around their number will abound Photo by Birkha B. Singer, Thimphu
  • Goenpa guard dogs: Feed this trio some tidbits before setting foot on these sacred premises. Photo by Ten Dorji, Barshong PS, Trashigang
  • Catch in the act: Costly high-tech gadgets make sure crime doesn’t pay. Photo by Mon Bahadur Rai
    Catch in the act: Costly high-tech gadgets make sure crime doesn’t pay. Photo by Mon Bahadur Rai