English | Dzongkha Sunday, April 21, 2019

Minimum wage revised

The Ministry of Labour and Human Resources has revised the minimum wage rate for the lowest level of unskilled workers in the country. The revised wage is Nu. 125 per day. It will come into effect from February 1 next year.

Unstable domestic links causes erratic internet connectivity

Both the domestic links, that connect Thimphu to Gelegphu and Thimphu to Phuentshogling, were unstable yesterday, causing erratic internet connectivity in the entire country.  The erratic connectivity had impacted various offices, financial institutions and other related transactions.

Poorly equipped BHU not serving its purpose

Even after five months of its establishment, the Grade II Goenshari Basic Health Unit (BHU) in Punakha is not fully equipped. To practice medicine in a poorly equipped BHU is a huge challenge, according to Chogyel, the only health assistance placed there.

A tourist and his Segway

When a tourist came out of the Paro International Airport on a Segway, many Bhutanese were in awe. This was, probably, the first time a Segway is being used in Bhutan. A Segway is a two wheeled, self-balancing, electric powered vehicle.

Cheque worth Rs. 1 billion handed over to the Prime Minister

The Ambassador of India to Bhutan, V.P Haran, handed over a cheque worth Rs. 1 billion to the Prime Minister, Tshering Tobgay, yesterday. The amount is part of Indian’s government commitment towards the People’s Democratic Party’s Nu. 5 billion Economic Stimulus Plan (ESP).

Austerity Measure: Answer to the economic pressure?

To control the recurrent expenditure the Ministry of Finance on August 23 issued circular to all Ministries, Autonomous agencies, Corporations and Constitutional bodies to voluntarily come up with austerity measures. The circular also states end of September as the deadline to submit their voluntary measures to the Ministry of Finance.

MoLHR to send 30,000 Bhutanese to work abroad

The Ministry of Labour and Human Resources (MoLHR) has planned to send some 30,000 Bhutanese to work abroad over the next five years. This has been done in line with the directives from the cabinet secretariat stating that the ministry should explore avenues for employment overseas.

Man arrested for illegal hunting

Damphu Police in Tsirang arrested a 29-year-old man for illegal hunting, and injuring a man with an arrow, yesterday. The incident occurred last Monday, when the suspect hit the victim accidentally, with a poisoned arrow on his stomach. They were hunting for wild boars.

His Majesty grants audience to DeSuups

His Majesty the King, today, granted an audience to 106 Desuups currently undergoing the 9th DeSuung Training Programme in Tencholing, Wangdue Phodrang.

Stopping imports not an answer: PM

The Prime Minister, Tshering Tobgay, hinted that the import ban could be lifted in the near future. The Prime Minister was responding to a question on keeping the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of the country at 10 percent as PDP had pledged during Meet the Press, today. Lyonchhen said that in order to strengthen a country’s economy imports and economic activities were very important.

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