Saturday , February 13 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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DGPC is now an ISO certified company

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Certification: To add credibility to the power utility company, the Druk Green Power Corporation (DGPC) has met the international standards on design planning and operation and maintenance of hydropower projects.

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Drukair overwhelmed with excess baggage

Additional flight planned to resolve the problem

Transport: The national airline, Drukair, has been subjected to public criticism following a large amount of passenger baggage offloaded and left behind in Bangkok over the past few days.

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Bhutan has a well-established plan for development: EU ambassador

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Q&A: The new European Union (EU) ambassador to Bhutan, Tomasz Kozlowski, spoke with Kuensel's Gyalsten K Dorji on cooperation between Bhutan and the EU. From 1982-2014, the EU has contributed more than Euro 90 million to Bhutan.

What are your initial impressions of Bhutan?

I’m really impressed with your country’s nature and hospitality of your people.

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Japan seeks to enhance relations with Bhutan: Japanese ambassador

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Q&A: Japan's new ambassador to Bhutan, Kenji Hiramatsu spoke with Kuensel's Gyalsten K Dorji on relations between the two countries following 30 years of diplomatic relations. Excerpts from the interview.

How would you describe relations between Bhutan and Japan today?

This year is very important for Bhutan-Japan relations because we’re celebrating the 30th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations.

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Record 609 black-necked cranes arrived this winter

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Counting carried out simultaneously in all the habitats yesterday

Migration: After initial fears of dwindling number of black-necked cranes coming to Bhutan in winter, the country recorded the highest arrival this winter with 609 birds counted yesterday.

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Position of thromde thuemi unclear

The local government Entitlement Act is expected to provide clarity on the issue

LG: The first three thromde thuemis of the Thimphu, Phuentsholing and Gelephu thromdes are yet to hear from the government on how their position will be classified.

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Almost 300 lhakhangs to install CCTVs

The lhakhangs will purchase the equipment at their own cost

Security: A total of 296 kyonyers (caretakers) have agreed to install CCTVs (close circuit television) in their lhakhangs following a nationwide sensitization on lhakhang and choeten vandalism that the police conducted last year.

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A tale of two Samrangs

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Security: Samrang gewog in Samdrupjongkhar sits right next to an Indian town, also called Samrang. There is no border wall that separates the two causing concerns in Samrang gewog.

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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