• No transfer, no salary

    To ensure that transferred health professionals leave to their new workplace, the health ministry’s human resource committee had written to the medical superintendent of JDWNRH and the dzongkhags to stop payment of salary to health personnel who are not relieved with immediate effect. The April 11 letter stated that as mandated by section 14.7.5 of the Bhutan Civil Service Rules 2018, civil servants who are transferred should be relieved within 30 days from the date issue of the transfer order. Health professionals are civil servants.

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Pedestrians too are causing traffic jams

There are about 78 zebra crossings in the Thimphu thromde (File photo)

Jaywalking, not only the increasing number of cars, is identified as one of the main causes of traffic jams, according to Thimphu traffic police officials. Police had observed that pedestrians walking without regard for approaching cars on the several zebra crossings are causing the traffic mess, especially during rush hours. …

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Safety practices poor at workplace

Failure to comply with occupational health standards (OHS) has contributed to poor safety practices in the country. At a seminar on construction safety yesterday, labour officer Phuntsho Dendup said that the non-compliance was mainly due to the resistance from employer and employees to adopt safety standards, lack of competency and …

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Nima and Dawa Palden to return home next month

Four months after their separation surgery in Australia, the twins, Nima and Dawa are preparing to return home (Photo: Dr Karma Sherub)

Nima and Dawa Palden, the conjoined twins and their mother would be home next month, more than four months after the girls and the mother arrived in Melbourne, Australia for the separation surgery. A pediatric surgeon with JDWNRH, Dr Karma Sherub, said that while the girls have been given the …

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Dr Poonam Khetrapal Singh has been appointed as the Regional Director for World Health Organisation South-East Asia, for a second five-year term. The WHO Executive Board on January 26 unanimously endorsed Dr Khetrapal Singh’s second term.

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All well with first NA session

Speaker Wangchuk Namgyel

The first session of the third Parliament has been exemplary in terms of the conduct of members and in terms of both the ruling party and Opposition working as a team, National Assembly Speaker Wangchuk Namgyel has told Kuensel. The Speaker lauded the Opposition’s role in the session, saying that …

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BizAP to support entrepreneurs

DHI will provide financial support to the entrepreneurs

Eleven entrepreneurs will pitch their businesses to the business accelerator fund panel for access to Business Acceleration Programme (BizAP) fund at Financial Institutions Training Institute (FITI) in Thimphu today. Twelve entrepreneurs pitched their businesses yesterday.   Recognising funding as one of the major challenges in entrepreneurship, Druk Holding and Investments …

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Works on to expand Gelephu thromde

Works on implementing the Local Area Plan III and IV and the industrial service centre are underway in Gelephu

Gelephu thromde is taking advantage of the vast plains extending until the foothills of the mountains and expanding its area since its establishment in 2011. The area away from the core town today is paved with roads, blacktopped and farm roads and buildings. Many buildings are under construction. The total …

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Mandarin export records slight increase this season

At Toorsa depot: Labourers prepare the wooden crates to pack the mandarin

The mandarin season is almost over and exporters say this season (2018-2019) was slightly better than the last. One of the biggest mandarin exporters in the country, Druk Phuensum Import and Export House has exported more than 400 truckloads of oranges this season. Druk Phuensum has orange depots in Phuentsholing, …

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Class XII results

Check class XII results at www.onlinebcsea.bt B-mobile R12 <space> index number. Send to 3333   Tashi Cell Index number and send to 4040

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Top tax payers recognised

Custom officials with finance minister Namgay Tshering

On the International Customs Day (ICD) on January 26, Department of Revenue and Customs (DRC) awarded the certificate of appreciation to the highest Personal Income Tax (PIT), top 10 Business Income Tax (BIT) and Corporate Income Tax (CIT) payers. The event was celebrated in Samdrujongkhar Regional Revenue and Customs Office …

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The Indian community celebrated the 70th Republic Day of India at the Indian Embassy estate in Thimphu on January 26.

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No dedicated economic activity decided for Zhemgang: PM

Prime Minister Dr Lotay Tshering

Hydropower is not the only means to boost economic activities in Zhemgang, economic affairs minister Loknath Sharma said during the 2nd meet the press on January 25. The minister was responding to question on what other economic activities were planned for Zhemgang if not for Chamkharchu project and a college. …

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