• MoF to issue amended SOE salary notification

    While employees of state-owned enterprises (SOE)  are busy doing their maths,   the finance ministry has asked the head of SOEs to hold the revision until an amended notification is issued.The finance minister, yesterday evening, said that the notification was misunderstood by most SOEs and to bring about clarity and details, the notification is being amended. He said that the amendment would be ready and that it will be issued to the SOEs today.

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Living with the fear of elephants 

Bakti Maya Rai tries to collect whatever is left from the September 2 attack

Samdrupling, Gelephu – Bakti Maya Rai puts her children to sleep and gets back to her sewing work. It is 9.20 pm. A loud thud distracts the 35-year-old widow. Elephants have surrounded her little hut. She does not move for what seems like a long time. Suddenly, in consternation, she …

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Tourism development for Trongsa to begin soon

The dzongkhag administration of Trongsa in collaboration with the Tourism Council of Bhutan (TCB) and Association of Bhutan Tour Operators (ABTO) will work on the development of the Heritage Palace tour and restoration of traditional routes. This was discussed during the meeting between the dzongkhag administration and the TCB on …

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The Dorji Lopen of the Central Monastic Body awarded certificates to the graduates of the Institute of Science of Mind at Tashichhodzong yesterday. The 28 students who received certificates are the first batch of Buddhist Philosophy graduates from the institute in Semtokha.

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Cross-border collaboration crucial for malaria elimination 

After failing to achieve zero indigenous malaria cases last year, efforts continue to eradicate the fever. If it weren’t for the six indigenous malaria (locally transmitted) cases detected last year, Bhutan would have achieved malaria-free status by 2021. A new target has been set. The country had initially targeted to achieve zero indigenous malaria cases …

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RCSC yet to deliver on DG’s suspension

The Royal Civil Service Commission (RCSC) is yet to deliberate and decide on the suspension of labour ministry’s director general (DG) Sherab Tenzin. The Anti Corruption Commission, on August 26, sent a letter RCSC asking the Commission to suspend the director general. An official from the legal division said that …

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Stick rule to control dengue

At work: Dessups explain the dengue issue to tenants

In their effort to control dengue, residents of Phuentsholing failing to keep their surroundings clean and let mosquitoes breed would be penalised. The thromde would severe the water connection if people do not maintain their area.  To read more, please subscribe by registering at www.ekuensel.com

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Beautification of Trongsa town

Trongsa town

Civil servants, corporate and regional office employees and residents of Trongsa town will dedicate every Friday afternoon to beautify the town. A consultation meeting between the dzongkhag and other relevant stakeholders was held last month, where six groups were formed. Team leaders of the group should submit a quarterly progress …

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10 students leave for seven-day trip to India

The week-long trip was arranged by the Indian Embassy and the Ministry of External Affairs

Eight students from STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) colleges along with a mentor from Royal University of Bhutan (RUB) left for a week-long trip to India today to witness the landing of Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft on the southern side of the moon on September 7. The landing will be witnessed …

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Decrease in potato yield this year in Trashiagang

Potato is the main cash crop in the dzongkhag

Encouraged by good price, many farmers in Trashigang started growing potatoes. The total yield reached 13,729.68 metric tonnes (MT) last year. However, the potato yield dropped by 1,308.03MT this year.  To read more, please subscribe by registering at www.ekuensel.com

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Pressure on trees from smoke offering

Changangkha, Thimphu — Early morning, the city is still in deep slumbers. At the lhakhang that is now a popular tourist destination, though, the day has already begun with the usual prayers and rituals. Slowly, as dawn approaches, the faithful come in ones and twos, prayer beads in hand, to …

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Local manufacturers feeling the heat

High cost of production and cheap imported materials are hampering local manufacturers

Local manufacturers of construction materials are struggling to stay in business despite construction being one of the biggest sectors in the country. The former government issued at least five executive orders, stating that government agencies must consider procuring construction materials from local manufacturers to curb imports and create jobs. The …

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