• Nationalisation of mines needs a broader perspective: PM

    With its 15 years mining lease ending on December 31 this year, the trading of Druk Satair Corporation Limited (DSCL) shares in the secondary market was suspended since January this year until further notice. The company also completed buying back 25 percent of the total paid up capital from its shareholders at Nu 80 a share, against the market price of Nu 34, beginning this month.

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April launch for address system pilot project

GIS: Three years after the project was initiated, the city’s addressing system will take off next month with Thimphu thromde and Bhutan Post launching the mail delivery system along Norzin Lam and Chang Lam. Given the increasing population, and in an absence of a centralised address system, the capital city …

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Second employment agency suspended

Agent reportedly failed to adhere to five provisions of the BOEA regulations MoLHR: The labour and human resources ministry recently suspended Lama Youth Employment pvt ltd from operations until further notice for breaching several provisions of the Bhutanese Overseas Employment Agents (BOEA) regulations. The March 16 suspension order states that …

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Deputy Chief of Mission, Indian Embassy, Bishwadip Dey hands over two cheques of Nu 138.60 million for Gyalposhing – Nganglam Highway and Nu 105 million for Gomphu – Panbang Highway, to GNHC secretary Sonam Wangchuk, yesterday. The money is the first and second releases for the respective projects under 11th …

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Nobding range office in Wangdue rescued a wild female sambar deer from a pack of stray dogs on March 16. The deer was taken to the animal rehabilitation centre in Lobesa and is now recovering.                                                                    

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Volunteering for happiness

“I love working in groups with different people, and I get a feeling of satisfaction when others are happy because of my deeds. Overall, being a volunteer teaches us the true meaning of life, and how we can lead a happy life”, says Chencho Dema, 22, who was selected as …

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Maternity leave for working mothers

The commission will at last go beyond paying lip service to the importance of breast-feeding RCSC: In what could come as good news for working mothers, the Royal Civil Service Commission (RCSC) has started reviewing measures to make working conditions more favourable for breastfeeding mothers. The commission’s chairperson, Karma Tshiteem, …

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Jachungs and Jaguars face off in finals

A-League: Fourth seeded Jachungs will take on Jaguars, seeded sixth, in the finals of the Pepsi “A” league basketball championship at the swimming complex today. Jaguars knocked out two top seeded teams of the league, Pazaps (seeded one) and Phojas (seeded three) on its way to the finals. Jachungs had …

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One highway dropped, another deferred

Both are  ADB-funded southern east-west highway projects  Roads: For security reasons, the government has deferred the constructions of the 68.3km Nganglam-Dewathang highway (NDH) indefinitely, and aborted the 98km Lhamoizingkha-Sarpang highway. The Asian Development Bank (ADB) was financing both the projects. For the Nganglam-Dewathang highway, ADB has completed the project preparatory …

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Fishing for FDI

Govt. to be selective about sectors in which foreign speculation would be invited Investment: Despite the government’s renewed thrust to fish foreign direct investment (FDI), it also admitted that the quest to emerge among the top 100 on ease of doing business ranking remains uncertain. Ease of doing business index …

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Elusive snow leopard sighted at JDNP

Wildlife: A rare sighting of three snow leopards stalking their prey was made at the Jigme Dorji National Park (JDNP), earlier this month. While camera traps have been able to capture images of the elusive snow leopard, the last human sighting of a lone leopard was made in 2007. A …

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Japan government commits 29 ambulances next year

Grant: The Japanese government has committed Nu 89 million for the procurement of 29 ambulances, which the health ministry will receive in March next year. The Gross National Happiness Commission (GNHC) secretary, Sonam Wangchuk, and the chief representative with JICA Bhutan, Yumiko Asakuma, signed a grant aid agreement for the …

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