• DHI and companies pay raise between 22 and 60 percent

    After the state enterprises, the Druk Holding and Investments (DHI) has also announced the salary revision for employees of DHI and DHI-owned companies (DOC).The proposal was under the radar of its remuneration revision committee since July, almost a month after civil service pay hike came into effect. 

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Power restored after 20 hours

Blackout: Power in Trongsa and Bumthang was restored at around 6:40 pm yesterday after 20 hours of blackout caused by a broken jumper at Bayling between Yurmu in Trongsa and Tingtibi substation under Zhemgang. A jumper is a device used for continuity of power between two electric towers. The power …

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Another shot to strengthen the govt-media link

… a permanent information and media officer is crucial for a better relationship IMO: For a better working relationship between the government and the media, information and communication ministry has called for permanent information and media officers (IMO) in the ministries and their agencies. Media has for long complained that …

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Three convicts escape in Wangdue

BREAKING: Three male inmates convicted to life imprisonments for Chorten vandalism escaped Wangdue police custody, between 7:30pm to 8pm, yesterday. Kuensel has learnt that the three men were from Sephu and were sentenced five days ago by the Wangdue district court for vandalising Chortens in Sephu and other places in …

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Cabinet asks BCSEA board to review decision

… board meeting likely to happen tomorrow Examination: There is a possibility of re-examination of the leaked Class XII English II paper with the Cabinet asking the Bhutan Council for School Education Assessment (BCSEA) board to review its decision yesterday afternoon. The cabinet after its weekly meeting yesterday afternoon sent …

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Court sentence man to 14- lifetime imprisonment

Four other convicted for chorten vandalism Crime: Langa Dorji, 32, will have to spend 14 lives in prison. This is the total sentence term the farmer from Zorgyen village in Chaskhar gewog, Mongar, received after the Lhuentse court sentenced him to two-lifetime imprisonment recently. Langa Dorji was convicted for vandalising …

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On the threshold: B.Ed graduates from Paro and Samtse College of Education gather at Lungtenzampa parking yesterday to sit for the civil service examination, which ends today . There are only 182 vacancies for more than 400 graduates.      

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Citizens initiative for safer Taktsang trail

Safety: Following the recent death of a tourist at Taktsang, a private campaign has been launched to collect funds and make the trail to the monastery a safer one. While the campaign is still in its very early stages and a concrete objective has not yet been decided, the goal …

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No news on abducted Bhutanese

Border: With almost four months gone, there is no news on the two drivers, a Bhutanese and an Indian, who went missing from Shantipur near Gelephu. In the last ransom call family members received from kidnapper towards the end of September, the brother of the Bhutanese driver had tried to …

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Mega Pvt. Ltd partner appeals to Supreme Court

Claims govt. should benefit more from evaded tax Judiciary: The legal battle over the distribution of profits among four founders of Mega Private Ltd continues as one of the appellants decided to appeal to the Supreme Court. “My client has decided to appeal as the High Court denied 25 percent …

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Cabinet asks BCSEA board to review its decision

Amidst students, teachers and parents calling it unfair, the Cabinet has, this afternoon, asked the Bhutan Council for School Examinations and Assessment’s Board to review their recent decision not to re-conduct the examination of the leaked English II paper. BCSEA board on Sunday decided not to re-conduct the examination citing several reasons, …

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Electricity import to increase until 2017

…until a few mega projects are commissioned Power: Even with the likely addition of about 3,000 MW (Megawatt) of power by 2020, the country may have to import small amount power during winter months to meet the domestic demand. However, Druk Green Power Corporation (DGPC) projects that the domestic demand …

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Students and parents call BCSEA’s decision unfair

Examination: Class XII students, their parents and observers have taken to the social media to pour out their disappointment on the decision to not re-conduct the leaked English II paper. Bhutan Council for School Examinations and Assessment (BCSEA) board decided not to redo the leaked class XII’s English paper II …

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