Monday , February 15 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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“I can make a difference”


Despite challenges in running the country’s commercial hub, Phuentsholing thrompon Tsheten Dorji said he has decided to re-contest in the upcoming thromde elections

Q&A: Would you re-contest in the upcoming thromde election? Why?

Yes, I have decided to contest in the upcoming election. Given the sensitivity of Phuentsholing thromde being a border town,

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Get tested, know your HIV status


Testing and counselling facilities will be available until December 6 at the Clock Tower Square

Health: At least 388 people came forward to test their Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) status on World AIDS Day yesterday in Thimphu.

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Hydropower must remain a public entity: Council

The House supports the committee’s proposal to amend the electricity Act and hydropower related policies 

Hydropower: To ensure that hydropower projects in future do not become concentrated in the hands of few business entities, the Bhutan Electricity Act 2001 and related policies that paved way for private investments will be amended.

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28 new HIV positive cases detected

19 put on Anti Retro Viral treatment

Health: The number of people infected with Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) has increased by 28 with the health ministry detecting at least five new HIV positive cases every month between July 1 and November 30 this year.

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MPs question PHPA’s cost escalation


Hydropower: Members of Parliament who were on a visit to the sites of Punatsangchhu hydropower projects in Wangdue yesterday questioned the projects’ managing director, R N Khazanchi on the cost escalations.

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JPLP submission baseless and unreasonable: OAG

Corruption: The Office of the Attorney General (OAG) yesterday pronounced it was “baseless and unreasonable” for Jatan Prasad Lalchand Prasad (JPLP), the defendant, to challenge the locus standi of Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) and OAG.

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Drametse gup vacates post

With seven months still on for the post to be declared vacant, the dzongkhag election office is awaiting directives from the ECB

Election: Drametse gup Tshering Dorji in Mongar vacated office on November 28, exactly a year after he transferred his census to Ngatshang gewog.

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Low education hinders female employment

This and their preference for desk jobs is what’s causing the female unemployment rate from dropping Labour: Lower level of education and their preference for desk jobs in one place were found to be the main reasons behind higher unemployment rate among females, labour officials said.

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LPG shortage irks Paro residents


PM said the government is working on increasing the LPG supply for the country 

Visit: Despite introducing a consumer card system, shortage of domestic liquid petroleum gas (LPG) cylinders still remains a pertinent issue in Paro.

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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