Discrepancy deprives LG leaders of PF

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No PF deductions were made from the salaries of gups, mangmis and tshogpas
Entitlement: A major discrepancy in the financial system has deprived most of the incumbent local government (LG) members of their retirement benefits.

Opposition says govt. is indecisive

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Governance: After calling it a “Committee Government” during the last session of Parliament, the Opposition has now branded the government indecisive, inconsistent, and incoherent.

Man arrested for vandalising cars

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Crime: Thimphu police arrested a 21-year-old man yesterday for damaging eight vehicles in Hong Kong market, Thimphu.

Gyalpoizhing-Nanglam highway completion by December

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Road: Employees of Rirab Construction Company and Department of Roads (DoR) have been braving numerous challenges on the way to complete the construction of the much awaited 75-kilometre (km) Gyalpoizhing-Nanglam highway.

Finding results

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More than 400 paan shop owners pledged their support towards achieving a drug-free society at a meeting with authorities this week.

Safety at workplaces improve drastically

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Labour:  Labour ministry’s assessment has found that safety at workplaces has improved considerably.

People accept plan for yenlag thromde

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Development: Majority of people accepted the draft structural plan for Nganglam Yenlag Thromde yesterday. The draft development plan for the 1,000-acres town from Tshengkari bazaar to Rinchenthang was presented to the people of Nganglam chaired by Lyonpo Dorji Choden.

Heavy vehicles blamed for gewog road damage

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Road: While black-topping work is ongoing for the last gewog centre road in Tang, Bumthang, potholes and other damage is appearing on the Chokhor gewog center road.

Major facelift for Bajo town in the pipeline

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Township: Planned in early 2000, Bajo was to be a model town. A few years later, streetlights were installed while footpaths and roads were built after the demarcation.

Youth review Act for youth

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Law: Considering the social, psychological and educational aspects, any child arrested and detained, with or without warrant, should not be taken to court. There is a need to avoid societal stigmatisation.

His Majesty visits Drukgyel Dzong

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Royal Visit: His Majesty The King visited the Drukgyel Dzong reconstruction site, where the preliminary work to rebuild the dzong is being carried out by various agencies.