• Bhutan goes to the polls

    Twenty-six voters of one of the most remote villages in the country, Esuna in Lunana, Gasa will walk for two days to cast their votes at Rakashong polling station today.

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RCSC to reassign ‘surrendered’ secretaries

The commission finds an acceptable middle path between ‘separation’ and ‘reinstatement’ Governance: Despite procedural lapses and poor judgment, the three government secretaries and the committee of secretaries (CoS), had acted in good faith on the ENERTIA allegations, the Royal Civil Service Commission’s (RCSC) investigation has found. Based on the findings, …

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Gomtu-bound bus accident claims three lives

Madarihaat: A 55-year-old driver and a 20-year-old man died on impact at Madarihaat, India yesterday, when the Gomtu bound coaster bus they were travelling in crashed into a speeding Indian truck around 3:30pm. A 34-year-old woman succumbed to injuries later at Phuentsholing hospital.

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A stunting of the national revenue

Blamed on the cooling of the economy due to a number of contributing factors Exchequer: The national revenue saw an increase of 10.2 percent in the last fiscal year recording a net collection of Nu 23.24 billion. The growth in revenue, however, fell short of the average growth of the …

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Light at the end of jobless tunnel for B.Ed. graduates

After months of running from pillar to post, there is movement to employ them at last Education: The education ministry is working on recruiting the 235 unemployed B.Ed. teacher graduates on contract, to replace the community-based teachers in phases. The decision to replace community-based teachers with trained teachers comes after …

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Indian Foreign Secretary Subrahmanyam Jaishankar calls on Lyonchhen Tshering Tobgay yesterday in Thimphu. Lyonchhen congratulated Dr Jaishankar on his appointment and thanked the Government of India for supporting Bhutan in its development activities. Dr Jaishankar assured India’s consistent support in Bhutan’s development activities. Among others, they discussed Hydro Power, e-library …

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Steady decline in Japanese arrivals

From a high of 6,967 tourists in 2012, the number has dwindled down to 2,707 last year Tourism: Tourist arrivals from Japan, one of the major international markets for Bhutan, slumped by more than 30 percent last year, records with the Tourism Council of Bhutan (TCB) show. About 2,707 Japanese …

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The long migration to digitalisation

Work is to begin by July for the system to be in place by its 2018 deadline Television: Bhutan plans to digitalise its television (TV) services by 2018, and work to enable the migration to a digital system is expected to begin in July. Currently, Bhutan is among a minority …

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Surrendered secretaries will be reassigned: RCSC

All available evidence found that the three secretaries and the CoS adjudged the allegations to have national implications and therefore, acted on it in good faith Breaking News: The Royal Civil Service Commission has decided that the three secretaries to government, who the Cabinet surrendered last December, will be reassigned. …

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His Majesty The King grants audience to well wishers

Royal Audience: The people of Bhutan, represented by the Prime Minister and Lhengye Zhungtshog, Pungthim Dratshang, Heads of Armed Forces and Constitutional Bodies, Centenary Farmers, Taxi Drivers, Trongsa Penlop Scholars, and Desuups, offered wishes to His Majesty The King for His Majesty’s 35th Birth Anniversary at the Lingkana Palace, yesterday.

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Nation celebrates His Majesty the King’s 35th birth anniversary

The nation observed His Majesty the King’s 35th birth anniversary on February 21. In the Prime Minister’s address at the celebrations held at Changlimithang, lyonchhoen Tshering Tobgay announced five pledges to His Majesty the King. Lyonchhoen pledged the country’s full commitment and dedication to serving the Tsa-Wa-Sum. He said that …

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