Friday , May 6 2016

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Govt. to form two more SOEs

...the fourth and fifth new SOE since September last year

Corporation: The government is planning to corporatize the Agriculture Machinery Center (AMC) and form another state owned enterprise (SOE) to take up greening of the urban towns.

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Camp RUF: A learning experience for urban students

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64 students from urban centres spent 10 days with 64 rural students

Camp: Sejal Sharma spends most of her time watching television or reading books during her winter vacation. The 13-year old Lungtenzampa student has some plans this winter.

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RCSC yet to decide when to begin new maternity leave

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The government is also not sure if the private sector will respect the recently endorsed six-month paid leave once enforced 

Meet the press: Although Cabinet endorsed the six-month paid maternity leave and six-month flexi-time for mothers in the civil service, the Royal Civil Service Commission (RCSC) is yet to decide the date of implementation.

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E-Waste to be properly managed from next year

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A study found that Bhutan generated between 1,105 – 1,810 metric tonnes of e-waste in 2014

Waste: Bhutan will handle and dispose off its e-waste in an environmentally friendly way from the next fiscal year, according to the Department of Information Technology and Telecom (DITT).

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No haste in reforming tourism sector

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Gov.t to study all recommendations before taking a decision

Meet the press: The government will decide on the proposed changes in the tourism sector after studying the recommendations of the National Council, draft Economic Development Policy (EDP) and Tourism Council of Bhutan (TCB).

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“I’ll take all the qualities I learnt here with me to Pakistan”

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Q&A: Ambassador Gautam Bambawale is leaving Bhutan for Pakistan after being the Indian Ambassador to Bhutan for the past two years. He spoke to Kuensel’s Gyalsten K Dorji.

You are leaving Bhutan after being here for a little less than two years, which is a shorter time period than previous ambassadors. Did you have enough time to meet your goals? What were your major achievements?

The period I have spent in Bhutan has been packed with action.

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Nuns trained in basic teaching skills

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Training: Her Majesty Gyalyum Tshering Yangdon Wangchuck graced the graduation ceremony of the 10-day basic skills training course for nuns and granted certificates at the Paro College of Education yesterday.

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  • World Press Freedom day

    Some journalists were recognised and rewarded for their achievements on press freedom day, May 3. For a profession that requires working longer hours than average on almost a daily basis, and with perhaps a little more stress, any credit would be welcomed and appreciated, no doubt.

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  • Honouring our lopens

  • A pedestrian street

My Country, My Town

  • Guess wh- -’s missing? A prominent blooper, this, and in a gold frame, no less! Photo by Pema Wangmo, SDFSec, Thimphu
  • Lock up: No cigar for guessing who occupies these premises Photo by Dorji Wangdi
    Lock up: No cigar for guessing who occupies these premises Photo by Dorji Wangdi
  • Spring is in the air: Ripening tomatoes bear testimony to the bounty of the season Photo by Sonam Gyeltshen
    Spring is in the air: Ripening tomatoes bear testimony to the bounty of the season Photo by Sonam Gyeltshen
  • Dry as dust: In these water shortage days the flush toilet may soon be found only in museums Photo by Mon Bahadur Rai
    Dry as dust: In these water shortage days the flush toilet may soon be found only in museums Photo by Mon Bahadur Rai
  • Innovative thinking: A novel cycle stand that addresses the handlebars rather than the front wheel Photo by Dorji Phuntsho
    Innovative thinking: A novel cycle stand that addresses the handlebars rather than the front wheel Photo by Dorji Phuntsho