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Prayer flags prohibited at Mebartsho

Safety: Stringing of prayer flags by the Mebartsho Lake in Bumthang is now prohibited to ensure the safety of visitors following the recent fatal incident at the burning lake.

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BOiC trains small business owners

Training: A week-long Effective Business Management Training for small business managers, conducted by BOiC in Mongar, inspired the participants to develop their strategies and management skills.

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Jabmi bill goes to joint siting

Parliament: The Jabmi (amendment) Bill 2015 will be moved in a joint sitting next session, after the two houses couldn’t agree on some sections of the bill. The decision was taken in the National Assembly yesterday.

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Armyworm attack buckwheat fields in Nganglam

Agriculture:  The National Plant Protection Centre (NPPC) in Thimphu yesterday confirmed armyworm as the pest that had been infesting and destroying buckwheat fields for the last few days in Decheling gewog in Nganglam.

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Thrompons may miss out on new LG entitlements

Mayors of Gelephu, Phuentsholing, and Thimphu will complete their term in January but the entitlement rules will not be ready then

LG: With the home ministry requiring few more months to complete the Local Government Entitlement Rules and Regulations (LGERR), the three thrompons completing their terms next month may miss out on the new benefits.

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Doctors’ career path reformed

RCSC: In a move to attract, retain and motivate medical doctors in the profession, the Royal Civil Service Commission recently reformed their career path with an amendment of four sections of the Bhutan Civil Service Rules 2012.

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NA decides to withdraw enterprise bill

Parliament: The National Assembly yesterday decided to withdraw and reintroduce the Enterprise Registration bill to avoid confrontation between the two houses of Parliament. The house will today pass a resolution to this effect.

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Council questions employment programmes’ efficacy

A study found the programmes and policies contradicting each other

Labour: Although framed with the good intentions, the various programmmes the government introduced to create employment contradict instead of complimenting each other.

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Land price soars as project takes shape

Zangpozor and Khitsang landowners expecting good returns

Development:  The sleepy hamlet of Zangpozor in Khamdang, Trashiyangtse is slowly waking up to the dream of gaining from the 600MW Kholongchhu Hydroelectric Project (KHP).

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