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14 injured in bus accident

Breaking: At least 14 people were injured and have been admitted to the Bajo regional hospital after the bus they were traveling in from Phuentsholing to Tsirang went off the road and fell 17-feet at Taksha on the Wangdue – Tsirang highway at around 4pm, today. The injured passengers include, …

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PM on official visit to India

Lyonchhoen is scheduled to meet UN Secretary General, Ban Ki Moon in Gujarat Diplomacy: Lyonchhoen Tshering Tobgay will be on an official visit to India today on an invitation from the Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi. During the visit, Lyonchhoen will visit the cities of Ahmedabad, Gujurat, New Delhi, …

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Cabinet approves corporate salary raise

The raise however doesn’t apply to DHI owned companies Pay: The Cabinet last Tuesday decided to raise the salary of the state-owned enterprises or corporations, Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay said yesterday. “The consensus was that there is a need to raise the salary for the corporate employees as well,” Lyonchhoen …

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Little trust between government and bureaucracy: DNT

The party stated in a press release on the case of the three secretaries who were surrendered to RCSC Governance: Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay said the details/evidences on the three surrendered secretaries are ready for submission to the Royal Civil Service Commission (RCSC). The commission on December 29 has asked …

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When will Thimphu get its first snowfall?

Weather: If the light snowfall in some places like Motithang and Decehncholing experienced on Thursday evening came as a teaser, Thimphu should have its first snowfall very soon, at least by January 20. This is according to an analysis carried out by the Chief of Snow and Glacier division at …

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Safety important for both tourists and Bhutanese: PM

Tour operators and guides play a role in ensuring safety of tourists in Bhutan Tourism: The safety of all visitors to Taktsang monastery in Paro including Bhutanese is a priority for the government. Calling it an unfortunate incident, lyonchhoen Tshering Tobgay, at the meet-the-press session yesterday, said the recent death …

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B. Ed graduates were misled: PM

Teacher training graduates appealed to Lyonchhoen for govt. jobs Employment: The government in the past has misled graduates of teacher training institutes about “getting government jobs automatically” on completion of the training. Prime Minister, Tshering Tobgay yesterday during the 14th meet the press session said, while it was wrong for …

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Search still on for all three inmates

Update: The three male inmates who escaped through the toilet window from the Wangdue police custody are still at large as of yesterday evening. A search team was immediately deployed after they went missing in the evening of January 7. Police sources said following information from villagers, the three were …

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To boost local construction firms

Construction companies employing only Bhutanese to get works without tenders SDP: Contractors willing to employ Bhutanese workers only will get construction works without having to go through the work tendering process. The Prime Minister, Tshering Tobgay announced this during the 14th meet the press session yesterday. “Let us know if …

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1,000kms of electric fencing by 2015

As the only viable solution, installation of electric fencing is expected to curb human-wildlife conflict  Conflict: More than 1,000kms of electric fencing will be installed across the country in areas prone to human-wildlife conflict by the end of this year. Agriculture minister Lyonpo Yeshey Dorji, during the meet-the-press session, said …

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Reward for information on escaped convicts

The three inmates who were convicted for life imprisonment carry a cash reward of Nu 10,000 each Crime: The Royal Bhutan Police (RBP) is still on the look out for the three male inmates who are still at large after they escaped from Wangduephodrang police custody on January 7 between …

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Bhutan prepared for Ebola on paper

No budget has been allocated to date to set up a surveillance system Health: If an Ebola case comes home, Bhutan would have to spend an amount that is several times more than the amount that’s spent on the country’s health system today. It’s for this reason that despite the …

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