English | Dzongkha Sunday, July 15, 2018

Civil service still the single biggest employer in the country

The number of civil servants has almost doubled since 2002. From 14,265 civil servants in 2002, the number has increased to 26,669, this year, making civil service the single biggest employer in the country.

Rs 64 M withdrawn in Phuentshogling ATM fraud, ACC finds

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) of Bhutan has found out that the main suspect of Phuentshogling ATM fraud, Sanjeev Kumar Gupta, had withdrawn Rs 64 M from 190 Druk PNB ATM cards as of now.

Two sentenced for life for chorten vandalism

The High Court sentenced two men, 29 and 53, to life imprisonment for vandalising a Chorten at Begana in Thimphu

Former foreign minister files appeal petition to Supreme Court

The former Foreign Minister, Rinzin Dorje, filed an appeal petition to the Supreme Court against the High Court’s decision. His appeal petition says he is aggrieved by one year conviction.

Mangdechhu could earn gross revenue of 7 B annually

The 720-megawatt Mangdechhu Hydropower Project could be earning gross revenue of Nu 7 billion annually once commissioned by early 2018. This is assuming electricity from the project is sold at Nu 2.5 a unit.

Foreign ministry verifying if two arrested in Nepal are Bhutanese

The foreign ministry say they are in the process of verifying if the two arrested in Nepal are Bhutanese.

Inadequate dialysis machines hinder medical care

With increasing number of patients with kidney failure and limited number of dialysis machines, the National Referral Hospital in Thimphu is facing difficulty in providing adequate treatment.

Wage rates revised

The Ministry of Labour and Human Resources has revised the wage rates for the National workforce by about 30 to 35 percent.

External debt on the rise

Despite government’s attempt to reduce the economy’s indebtedness, Bhutan’s total public debt has been steadily increasing reaching US$ 1.8 B or Nu 117 B by March this year.

MoWHS to take up major mitigation of Reotala slide

To address recurrent road blocks at Reotala and box-cutting along Gelegphu-Zhemgang Highway, the Ministry of Works and Human Settlement (MoWHS) will undertake major mitigation works. Officials said re-alignment and tunneling of the highway is no longer possible.

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