• 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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Four new birds discovered in Bhutan

Species: Bhutan is now home to 699 birds with the recent discovery of four birds, Jacobin Cuckoo (clamator jacobinus), Stork-billed Kingfisher (pelargopsis capensis), Greater Sand Plover (charadrius leschenaultii) and Little Owl (athene noctua).

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His Majesty The King graces IMTRAT Mela

Their Majesties also inaugurated a herbal garden dedicated to His Majesty the Fourth Druk Gyalpo

FAIR: His Majesty The King and Her Majesty The Gyaltshen yesterday graced the two-day IMTRAT Mela (fair) in Haa in commemoration of the 60th Birth Anniversary of His Majesty the Fourth Druk Gyalpo this year.

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About 1,059 children out of school

Provisions for the education of special needs children is crucial to achieve universal education

Education: At least 1.2 percent or about 1,059 six-year-olds are out of school, according to the annual education statistics 2015.

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Tashi Air gives away 60 free seats for patients

The airline has also introduced a frequent flyer programme and a mobile app 

Aviation: Tashi Air subsidiary, Bhutan Airlines, will provide 60 free seats for hospital patients requiring referral to Kolkata to commemorate the 60th Birth Anniversary of His Majesty the Fourth Druk Gyalpo, it was announced at an event to mark the private airline’s second anniversary of international services on Saturday.

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Langthel gup relieved

He has been given a week to handover the works and vacate office on October 20

LG: Langthel gup, Lham Dorji was relieved from the gup’s position on October 9 after he was convicted to two months imprisonment for bribing an engineer, Tashi Penjor and Chasikhar construction company proprietor, Thinley Jamtsho in the Shatong goenpa construction in Dagana.

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779 choetens renovated

About 4,000 choetens and lhakhangs were vandalised in the last 27 years, show police records

Heritage: About 779 choetens (stupas) across the country of the 2,751 proposed for renovation to commemorate the 60th birth anniversary of the Fourth King are restored as of September 9.

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Stranded bus passengers reach Kolkata

Update: The 14 Bhutanese passengers and four non-Bhutanese, who had to halt for a night at Raigunj village in West Bengal, India after the Bhutan Post bus they were travelling in rammed into a cowshed on October 7, reached Kolkata around 1pm yesterday.

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Electricity import to increase

Planned Nikachu and Kholongchu projects demand more  power  during construction phase 

Hydropower: Power imports for Bhutan, a hydropower rich nation, is likely to further increase as the construction of 118MW Nikachhu and 600MW Kholongchhu hydropower projects gain momentum.

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Six executives await new appointment

RCSC working on new PMS for executive level civil servants

RCSC: At least six senior civil servants holding executive positions are reporting to the Royal Civil Service Commission since August as they await their next appointment.

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