Saturday , May 28 2016
  • Local leaders will forego gratuity to re-contest

    In line with the LG members entitlement Act
    LG: With most local leaders in Paro completing their tenure in August, should they resign before that, they will have to forego their benefits in line with the local government (LG) members entitlement Act.

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Latest News

More than 2.5 million books read during Reading Year

This was revealed in a report on the National Reading Year that was launched last week alongside the One-Teacher-One-Child initiative report

Education: Umish Yakha, a student of Changzamtog Lower Secondary School (CZLSS) in Thimphu was forsaken by his parents.

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A sour orange business

Export: Exporters and suppliers involved in the citrus mandarin (orange) business are starting to feel the ripple effects of the poor orange production in the last season.

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RCSC adopts changes to create robust civil service

Reforms: Royal Civil Service Commission (RCSC) has approved amendments to the BCSR 2012 concerning career progression for supervisory and support (s&s) category. The reform is aimed to address the issue of career stagnation in all position categories.

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Body recovered at PHPA II

The metal arch of the chamber was punctured allowing soil to enter

Update: Rescuers recovered the body of one of the six men, who was buried alive by loose soil at Punatshangchhu II on March 3.

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Tashi Air re-appeals for time

The Cabinet will re-examine whether it can allow only one domestic operator 

Aviation: Tashi Air, which is required to resume domestic operations by next month, has reiterated to the government that the domestic market is not large enough for two airlines.

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Women speak on women issues

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As they prepare for the International Women’s Day on March 8

Awareness: With the International Women’s Day scheduled on March 8, various agencies have started raising awareness on some of the pressing issues concerning girls and women today.

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My Country, My Town

  • From head to bed: A helmet finds an afterlife as a pot for a flowering plant. Photo by Sonam Wangdi, GAO, Dewathang
  • Dog’s best friend: It’s not often one sees a municipal garbage truck with just one dog in attendance. Photo by Ezoo Kee
    Dog’s best friend: It’s not often one sees a municipal garbage truck with just one dog in attendance. Photo by Ezoo Kee
  • Hanging by a thread: Wonder how the streetlight got that way and when it will get fixed.
  • Playing deadly dodgem: A safety wall at an archery tournament ironically doubles as a vantage point. Photo by Karma Dupchu, Kuensel, Thimphu
    Playing deadly dodgem: A safety wall at an archery tournament ironically doubles as a vantage point. Photo by Karma Dupchu, Kuensel, Thimphu
  • Guess wh- -’s missing? A prominent blooper, this, and in a gold frame, no less! Photo by Pema Wangmo, SDFSec, Thimphu
  • Lock up: No cigar for guessing who occupies these premises Photo by Dorji Wangdi
    Lock up: No cigar for guessing who occupies these premises Photo by Dorji Wangdi