English | Dzongkha Monday, July 23, 2018

Meant for elders, frequented by kids

The outdoor gym facility in Changjiji, initially intended for elderly have only been mostly used by children. Many believe the gym should not have been located near the children’s park. The notice board near the outdoor gym instructs children below the age of 10 are not allowed to use the facility.

Bhutanese plant 108,000 saplings in dedication of the first royal child the Gyalsey

An overwhelming number of people came to plant saplings in Thimphu as part of a program organized by Tendrel Initaitives. The event was organised to welcome The Gyalsey, the first royal child of His Majesty the King and Her Majesty the Gyaltsuen. A total of 108,000 saplings were planted across the country. According to Tendrel Initiatives, combined with the sacred Buddhist number, “108”, the act of planting 108,000 trees represent the highest form of pledge and dedication.

Former head of chancery of Bhutanese Embassy in Thailand charged on 26 accounts

The former head of chancery of Bhutanese Embassy in Thailand has been charged on 26 accounts. The charges were read out during the preliminary hearing at Thimphu District Court, today.

Government to use social media while formulating polices

The government will henceforth use people’s voice through social media to frame new policies, the recently endorsed social media policy says. The Cabinet had endorsed the policy in January, this year.

Employees to write to labour ministry for intervention

Eleven employees the privately-owned Public General Service Centre (PGSC) will be writing to the labour ministry for intervention. They say the proprietor has not been paying them on time. They have been working without salary for two to three months.

Agriculture ministry receives 12 cherry saplings from Japan

Agriculture ministry received 12 Taki-Sakura cherry saplings from the people of Miharu, Fukushima in Japan, yesterday.

Six buried at PHPA-II site

Six workers, all of Indian Origin, have been completely buried after loose soil, above the downstream surge chamber of Punatshagchhu Hydropower Project- II, gave way, today.

Extension of maternity leave ought to be nationwide?

After the extension of maternity leave from three months to six months was enforced since Tuesday, women employees working in private sector feel they ought to have the same right as well. They feel the rule should be enforced nationwide irrespective of where they work.
The Labour and Employment Act, 2007 permits eight weeks maternity leave […]

OAG rebuts JPLP’s claim

The Office of the Attorney General (OAG) said the departmental store in Phuentshogling, JPLP is liable to pay Nu 184 M for evading tax and not Nu 8.6 M as the store’s legal representative claimed.

Fire in Paro causes major damages

A fire which started early today morning in Bondey, Paro destroyed a sawmill, an automobile workshop, a furniture house and a canteen. The cause of the fire is not known.

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