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No indication on corporate salary raise

Pay: More than six months after salaries for civil servants were revised, pay raise for corporate employees is unlikely to come anytime soon. The finance ministry has not decided anything on the corporate salary raise. Finance secretary, Lam Dorji said the ministry has to propose the revision, which would be ...

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B. Ed vacancies slashed by more than half

Employment: Nima Zangmo chose to become a teacher. The 23-year-old qualified to study in Sherubtse college after she completed her higher secondary school, and training to be a teacher, she assumed, would guarantee her a job. She joined the Paro College of Education in 2010. However, having completed her four-year ...

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Less vehicle accidents but more fatalities last year

RSTA: Despite a large fall in the number of vehicle accidents, the number of fatalities on the road was higher in 2014 as compared to the previous year. There was about 23 percent decrease in vehicle accidents from 1,023 in 2013 to 791 in 2014. Of these accidents 76 percent ...

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Power restored after 20 hours

Blackout: Power in Trongsa and Bumthang was restored at around 6:40 pm yesterday after 20 hours of blackout caused by a broken jumper at Bayling between Yurmu in Trongsa and Tingtibi substation under Zhemgang. A jumper is a device used for continuity of power between two electric towers. The power ...

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Another shot to strengthen the govt-media link

… a permanent information and media officer is crucial for a better relationship IMO: For a better working relationship between the government and the media, information and communication ministry has called for permanent information and media officers (IMO) in the ministries and their agencies. Media has for long complained that ...

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Three convicts escape in Wangdue

BREAKING: Three male inmates convicted to life imprisonments for Chorten vandalism escaped Wangdue police custody, between 7:30pm to 8pm, yesterday. Kuensel has learnt that the three men were from Sephu and were sentenced five days ago by the Wangdue district court for vandalising Chortens in Sephu and other places in ...

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Cabinet asks BCSEA board to review decision

… board meeting likely to happen tomorrow Examination: There is a possibility of re-examination of the leaked Class XII English II paper with the Cabinet asking the Bhutan Council for School Education Assessment (BCSEA) board to review its decision yesterday afternoon. The cabinet after its weekly meeting yesterday afternoon sent ...

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Court sentence man to 14- lifetime imprisonment

Four other convicted for chorten vandalism Crime: Langa Dorji, 32, will have to spend 14 lives in prison. This is the total sentence term the farmer from Zorgyen village in Chaskhar gewog, Mongar, received after the Lhuentse court sentenced him to two-lifetime imprisonment recently. Langa Dorji was convicted for vandalising ...

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Picture story

On the threshold: B.Ed graduates from Paro and Samtse College of Education gather at Lungtenzampa parking yesterday to sit for the civil service examination, which ends today . There are only 182 vacancies for more than 400 graduates.      

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Citizens initiative for safer Taktsang trail

Safety: Following the recent death of a tourist at Taktsang, a private campaign has been launched to collect funds and make the trail to the monastery a safer one. While the campaign is still in its very early stages and a concrete objective has not yet been decided, the goal ...

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No news on abducted Bhutanese

Border: With almost four months gone, there is no news on the two drivers, a Bhutanese and an Indian, who went missing from Shantipur near Gelephu. In the last ransom call family members received from kidnapper towards the end of September, the brother of the Bhutanese driver had tried to ...

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Mega Pvt. Ltd partner appeals to Supreme Court

Claims govt. should benefit more from evaded tax Judiciary: The legal battle over the distribution of profits among four founders of Mega Private Ltd continues as one of the appellants decided to appeal to the Supreme Court. “My client has decided to appeal as the High Court denied 25 percent ...

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