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Housing allowance to be paid in full

The decision was prompted mainly by the plight of those availing institutional quarters HRA: The Cabinet last week approved the decision to pay full 20 percent house rent allowance to civil servants starting July 2015. Finance minister Namgay Dorji said the decision couldn’t be implemented sooner because it was not …

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Murdered man at Central Plaza identified

The body of an earlier hit and run victim in Paro though is yet to be claimed  Crime: The man, who was found murdered at the Central Plaza building in Lungtenphu, Thimphu, was identified as Tshewang, 29, from Paga goenpa in Chapcha,  after relatives came to identify the body yesterday …

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Students display photography skills

Training: After attending a weeklong photography workshop, Jigme Wangmo, 15, studying in Jampeling higher secondary school in Trashigang, claims that she knows how to take good photographs. When the workshop began, Jigme Wangmo was handed a sophisticated Canon DSLR camera.  She didn’t know how to start it, let alone operate …

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Gewogs grapple with garbage

The lack of a management plan leaves Chumey overwhelmed by its litter  Waste: Every time the house’s waste disposal pit gets filled, Tshering Dolkar from Uruk village in Chumey, Bumthang sets the waste on fire against dzongkhag health office’s instruction to refrain from such practices. “Most villagers burn the garbage …

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A group of 20 students from Gaeddu College of Business Studies interning at the Royal Society for Protection of Nature (RSPN) collected three sacks of old stock garments from around 26 shops in Thimphu yesterday. They plan to distribute the clothes to the disadvantaged. One of the students, Tshering T …

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Lyonchhoen called on the Vice President of India, Mohammad Hamid Ansari, today in New Delhi.                                                                                                                                              

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Sleazy side of this booming town

COVER STORY: It is 6PM and Phuentsholing town is getting busier. The crowd has increased by thousands. Everywhere you look in this town, you see people rushing past. And the incessant traffic whistles! There is hardly any parking space. Vishal and Rajiv from across the border have come for a …

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Along the transit towns

It is almost dark and the traffic is heavy. Tashi has already made two rounds trying to find a parking space. Finally he parks his car near the Anaconda hotel in Phuentsholing. He must make a dash across the border to book a ticket to Kakarvitta, Nepal. The transit town …

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Lui, Dhoe and Sipa Chidhoe

WHY WE DO WHAT WE DO: In the previous essays, we have discussed the topic of giving and also covered the types of recipients. In the Buddhist theory of life, we have lived so many lifetimes in the past and, if we do not reach enlightenment, we will again live …

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English II paper will be evaluated

Breaking news: Revoking its earlier decision, the Bhutan Council for School Examination and Assessment (BCSEA) board has decided to evaluate English II paper and award marks accordingly. The board had earlier decided to validate English examination results based on marked obtained in English I. According to a press release the Council issued …

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Lyonchhoen Tshering Tobgay visits Sabarmati Riverfront at Ahmedabad yesterday. The Prime Minister’s stay in Gujarat concluded with a visit to the Global Mission School, the Tata Consultancy Services at Garima Park and the Amul dairy in Anand town.     

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Corporate pay hike to maintain 15 percent difference

The govt. has given the go-ahead to corporation boards to raise wages as they see fit Salary: Approving the much-awaited hike in salary of corporate employees, the cabinet also clarified that the raise, which comes into effect retroactively from July 1, 2014 should maintain a maximum of 15 percent difference …

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