• MoF to issue amended SOE salary notification

    While employees of state-owned enterprises (SOE)  are busy doing their maths,   the finance ministry has asked the head of SOEs to hold the revision until an amended notification is issued.The finance minister, yesterday evening, said that the notification was misunderstood by most SOEs and to bring about clarity and details, the notification is being amended. He said that the amendment would be ready and that it will be issued to the SOEs today.

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Opp. slams govt. for secretaries’ suspension

In its opinion, the CoS had not exceeded its mandate in the action taken Governance: The opposition has called the government to explain how a letter written to the Indian ambassador had merited its action of penalising three secretaries by surrendering them to RCSC in a senseless and humiliating manner. …

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Tashi Air eyes Myanmar-Singapore route

Aviation: Private airline Tashi Air has requested the department of civil aviation (DCA) to obtain approval for a route connecting Bhutan to Singapore, via Myanmar. Tashi Air CEO, Phala Dorji, said that, once the necessary approvals are acquired, the airline would study the economic viability of the route to determine …

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Investigation underway on Dhariana building

Update: Police are investigating the repeated burglary case, where a building under construction in Dharina, Dechencholing was robbed off electrical wires and miniature circuit breakers (MCB) worth over Nu 500,000 last week. According to the building owner, Karma Jimba, the first break-in occurred on January 14, followed by another on …

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Govt. should reconsider CIC transfer: Opposition

G2C: The government should reconsider its decision of handing the operation and management of the community information centres (CICs) to Bhutan Development Bank limited (BDBL) from Bhutan Post ltd. At a press conference yesterday, opposition members shared their dismay on the government’s decision to swap the ownership of CICs from …

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PM directs RCSC and education ministry to re-assess teacher deployment

Breaking: Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay has called for an emergency meeting of the Royal Civil Service Commission, education ministry and labour ministry to review the B.Ed graduates issue, and to find solutions and explore job prospects for B.Ed graduates in the coming years. The Prime Minister also directed RCSC and …

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Renewed focus on drug addiction problem

A documentary ‘Jigme – you can do it’ is the agency’s latest attempt to highlight a growing youth malaise BNCA: He had a dream to become a neurologist.  He was selected in the school’s basketball team and had a caring mother. But that wasn’t enough for Jigme.  He craved his …

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NRDCL muscling in on local sawmills’ turf

Concerned association to petition PM, fearing it may sound a death knell for the industry  Timber: Natural Resources Development corporation ltd (NRDCL) opening a sawmill and outlets for timber would spell the end for the local sawmills, the Association of Wood-based Industries members said in a meeting yesterday. Fearing the …

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Lungtenphu residents ill at ease

With a murder suspect still on the loose, locals are loth to step out at night or walk alone Crime: Residents in Lungtenphu are raising concerns on safety issues in the locality, even as police are still on the lookout for the suspect in connection with the murder of a …

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Dechencholing building repeatedly burgled

Crime: In three separate incidents, electrical wires and miniature circuit breakers (MCB) worth over Nu 500,000 were stolen from a building under construction in Dechencholing. According to the building owner, Karma Jimba, the first break-in occurred on January 14, followed by another one on the night of January 16, and …

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Four apprehended for armed robbery

Crime: Tsirang police apprehended four men from Reserboo in Tsirang for robbing a construction labourer in Reserboo two weeks ago. The culprits are between the ages of 18 and 20. The robbery happened on the night of January 1 when the culprits went to celebrate New Year with the friends …

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Agents leave pilgrims dissatisfied

A man in early 50s was referred to Thimphu hospital on Saturday night because of damage on his right eye after a fight while returning from a pilgrimage in Bodhgaya, India. The man was the coordinator for the travel agent took more than 250 people Bodhgaya in five buses. The …

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ACC looking into origins of dubious Lungtenphug holdings

Update: The Anti Corruption Commission is investigating the origin of the 33-decimal land at Lungtenphug belonging to former Chang gup Naku’s daughter. The commission had, in October, issued a freeze notice on the land, together with 11 landowners.  The land in question, according to sources, initially measured 19 decimals only.  …

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