English | Dzongkha Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Labour ministry changes its decision, can employ 5 not 2

With just a day left for the labour ministry to reinforce its work permit system it has made some changes in its notification issued in June. The ministry says restaurants can now employ five and not two foreign workers. The ministry is also looking at increasing the number of foreign workers that the hotels can hire.

LG test a waste of time; say graduates and civil servants

To be able to contest for the Local Government (LG) elections, candidates must pass the functional literacy and possession of skills tests. However, some candidates who possess degree certificate say that they should be exempted from sitting from the test as it is a “waste of time for them”.

PM speaks on GNH at Magadh University

The Prime Minister Lyonchhoen Jigmi Y Thinley, spoke to a packed hall of university students, faculty and members of the Sanga at Magadh University in Bodhgaya yesterday. Magadh University, the largest university in Bihar, had requested the prime minister to speak on Bhutan’s development philosophy of Gross National Happiness (GNH).

Finnish Ambassador to Bhutan presents her credentials

The Ambassador-designate of Finland to Bhutan, Terhi Hakala, presented her credentials to His Majesty the King at the Tashichhodzong yesterday. She was escorted in traditional chipdrel Ceremony.

Most drug abusers lack legal knowledge: Police

Substance abuse has always been an issue. It is a growing issue mostly among the youth and it will remain an issue as long as there’s not enough parental guidance and legal education. From 99 arrested in drug related cases five years ago, police last year arrested 589. This is not it. The number of women using drugs has also risen from 2 in 2004 to 22 in 2009. Police say most users lack legal knowledge.

Internet facility for students of Sakteng

The Education Minister, Lyonpo Thakur Singh Powdyel launched internet facility at Sakteng Primary School in Trashigang yesterday.

GoI fund for Small Development Project

The Indian Ambassador to Bhutan Mr. Pavan K. Varma handed over a cheque of over Nu. 857 million under the Small Development Project (SDP) funding scheme to the Finance Minister, Lyonpo Wangdi Norbu, yesterday morning.

3 detained for substance abuse

Thimphu police have detained three men for substance abuse. The three- aged 27, 42 and 45 were arrested on Saturday in Dechencholing after police received a tip off. Police raided their house at around 10pm and seized 71 sticks of Marijuana weighing about 284 grams. Some were hidden inside the rice while they found most of the drug in a cupboard.

Functional Literacy tests for the LG candidates

The Functional Literacy and Possession of Skills Test for the aspiring Local Government (LG) candidates was held throughout the country today. According to the data from the Election Commission of Bhutan over 5,700 registered voters were registered for the test, of which 580 were women.

When the candidates are illiterate

The functional literacy test is the first and a crucial test that the aspiring local leader candidates have to pass to gain their ticket to contest in the upcoming Local Government elections. As the local leader contenders from Dung, Metakha, Geling, Lokchina, Sampheling geogs in Chukkha sat for the test today at the Phuentsholing middle secondary school, some found their hopes and dreams dashed.

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