• The roadblock at Box-cut along the Gelephu-Trongsa highway was cleared on July 13. DoR officials say the road is likely to be blocked again (Photo: DoR, Sarpang)

    23 highways blocked in central and eastern Bhutan

    Monsoon this year has not only disrupted road transportation but also hit domestic air services in the country. Flight cancellations due to bad weather are reported from all three domestic airports. Gelephu airport reported a last minute cancellation following unfavourable weather condition yesterday. The airport recorded five cancellations so far. 

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Camp RUF: A learning experience for urban students

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

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

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

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”

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

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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Samdrupjongkhar: BNCA fines defaulters

Tobacco: Bhutan Narcotics Control Agency found that many restaurants, bars and hotels in Samdrupjongkhar that do not have designated smoking room. A total of Nu 26,000 fines were collected.

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