Who will be the council members to reform Civil Service and Education?

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It is almost a month after the kashos (royal edicts) were issued but both the Royal Civil Service Commission (RCSC) and the Ministry of Education are not sure how to go about the establishment of the councils.   Both the ministry and the RCSC are expecting the government to take the lead and give directives on council formation. 

Covid-19 vaccination expected to begin next month 

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The highly anticipated Covid-19 vaccination programme could begin from March 18, Kuensel learnt.   The week-long nationwide vaccination programme would be conducted in a campaign mode (within a specific duration) with the likely closure of schools and institutions, including a possible restriction of inter-dzongkhag movement during the week. 

Dagana-Wangdue bypass construction begins

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With the ground-breaking ceremony conducted on February 20, work to construct the 20.29km Wandgue-Dagana bypass has begun. Once completed, the bypass would reduce travel time and distance between Wangdue and Dagana.

Interest waivers are non-taxable: Finance Minister 

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Finance Minister Namgay Tshering has clarified that interest waivers provided to people as part of the monetary measure to tackle the Covid-19 situation will not be taxed. Speaking at the meet the press session yesterday, the finance minister said that there have been queries mainly from house owners on the issue.

A solution to an evergreen problem

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We have, finally, found a solution to the scarcity of water,…

No one is above the law irrespective of the status

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The Kuensel reported that “police officer beats two farmers…

Organic certified products launched

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Five years ago, Tashi Bidha was the only resident in Lull village in Kazhi gewog, Wangdue. Today, being a model organic village in the dzongkhag, Lull village has launched about 10 certified organic products—spring onions, garlic scape, wheat flour, buckwheat flour, cauliflower, cabbage, coriander, dried red chilli, potatoes, and various seeds.

Students of Doksum Primary School benefit from feeding programme

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A student of Doksum Primary School in Trashiyangtse, Karma Yoezer, walked four kilometres to school every day.  He carried his own pack lunch. But with the school benefiting from a feeding programme from this year, he eats breakfast and lunch at school. “I don’t have to eat cold lunch,” he said.

Review team rules out negligence in the death of fall patient

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Following the death of a 49-year old man, Haa dzongkhag administration formed a committee and investigated when the patient died two days after being admitted to the dzongkhag hospital.  As per the dzongkhag’s finding, the cause of death was septic shock secondary to peritonitis due to abdominal trauma. 

Tailors in Phuentsholing town bogged down

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There is something more precious than chilis in Phuentsholing town these days: tailors.  About half the tailor shops in the town remain closed.  Residents are rushing from one tailor to another requesting them for various tailoring tasks.

A big problem along a small stretch

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A car screeches to an abrupt halt.  It is on the wrong side of a narrow road.  The bus driver on the opposite side of the road, a few feet away makes it obvious.  If the headlight flicked to signal is not enough, the serious “it’s my right of way” look says it all.

Archery and khuru players given six-month imprisonment

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Mongar dzongkhag court sentenced 16 men from Ngatshang gewog and eight women from Saling gewog, to six months in prison for playing archery and khuru during the second nationwide lockdown.

Bringing gender mainstreaming centre stage

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The JICA Alumni Association of Bhutan (JAAB) hosted an international seminar themed “Gender mainstreaming from GNH perspective” in Thimphu yesterday.