• 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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Biogas to the rescue

Residents of Umling and Tareythang gewogs in Gelephu has found an alternative source of energy to bypass the struggle to get their subsidised liquid petroleum gas (LPG) refilled. 

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For want of electricity

When the sun goes down in Sachilo, Samdrupjongkhar,  villagers get busy. It is the time to get home, at least for the housewives, to get back to the kitchen and prepare dinner. Without electricity, they have to make the best use of the remaining daylight.

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Summer session of parliament from May 23

The upcoming summer session of Parliament, which is expected to be significant, will begin on May 23.  Deputy Speaker Tshencho Wangdi said that although it will take some time for the House to finalise the agenda, major issues expected for deliberation are the pay commission report and the country’s policy on its forest. 

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Table pay revision as report not money bill: PC

The pay commission recommends tabling its recommendations to the parliament as a pay revision report and not as money bill.   According to the fourth pay commission, the first and second pay commission’s recommendations were submitted to Parliament in the form of a Pay Revision Report and endorsed as a report. 

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Stray horses a problem in Trashigang

Development has brought a new problem to some of the villages of Trashigang. With roads connecting all the villages, horses are now redundant. They are no longer the principal means of transportation.

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Traditional papermaking centre opens in Yangtse

The art of papermaking is popular in Bumdeling and Rigsum Goenpa in Trashiyangtse. Historically paper has been made to provide Buddhist monasteries with paper for woodblock and manuscript books and for writing prayers and mantras. 

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PM leaves for Bangladesh today

Prime Minister Dr Lotay Tshering leaves for Bangladesh today on a four-day state visit. The visit is made at the invitation of the Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. A press release from the foreign ministry states that the visit, which is in keeping with the tradition of the regular exchange …

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Extended PICU inaugurated

Her Majesty the Gyalyum Tshering Pem Wangchuck donates Nu 1M for palliative care

Her Majesty the Gyalyum Tshering Pem Wangchuck inaugurated the extended Paediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) at the Jigme Dorji Wangchuck National Referral Hospital (JDWNRH) yesterday. Her Majesty had donated Nu 6 million (M) in March last year, to purchase two sets of ICU equipment which include an ICU bed, ICU …

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ACC appeals against an acquitted officer

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) yesterday appealed to the Supreme Court against one of the officials who was acquitted by the Larger Bench of the High Court. The larger bench on March 28 acquitted Major Sonam Tshering of the charges of embezzlement that the military court convicted him of in the …

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