English | Dzongkha Sunday, April 21, 2019

Government to regularise all contract employees

The government will regularise the contract employees in all sectors and not just the education ministry. However, Prime Minister Dr Lotay Tshering said this does not mean they will be regular civil servants. He shared this during meet the press session yesterday.   

Government committed to introduce breastfeeding allowance

The government is keen to introduce breastfeeding allowance for those mothers who are not entitled to six months maternity leave despite not having any budget allocated in the 12th Five Year Plan.

Indian community celebrates 70th Republic Day

The Indian community in the country commemorated the 70th Republic Day of India at the Indian Embassy in Thimphu today.

Lunaps use chopper service to escape severe cold

For Lunaps in Gasa, getting to and from their villages is now just a matter of 25 minutes. A journey that would have otherwise taken them seven days of arduous walk, is cut short with the introduction of helicopter hiring services to the gewog since 2016.

First ever Himalayan Sports fest underway

With the motive to build sportsmanship qualities and instil good values through various games and sports activities, the first ever Himalayan Sports Fest is underway in Thimphu. A group of students from various schools in the country is organizing the three-day event at Centenary Park.

UN Human Rights team presents report on right to liberty in prisons, detention centres

While Bhutan has made commendable achievements in terms of right to liberty in places of deprivation of liberty such as the detention centers and prisons, there are areas the country need to step up efforts to protect defendants’ rights.

Earn and Learn programme students seek further investigation

The representatives of the students who went to Japan under the Learn and Earn Programme and their parents are seeking reinvestigation into the programme by the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC).

Jongthang, Karshong villages in Trongsa lose livestock to wild predators

The farmers in Jongthang and Karshong villages in Nubi Gewog, Trongsa hardly let their cattle graze freely in the forest. That’s because wild predators like tigers and leopards have been preying on their livestock.

Engineer and contractor charged over alleged corrupt practice

The Office of the Attorney General (OAG) has charged an engineer and a contractor with forgery and fraudulent malpractice. The two accused are believed to have engaged in the alleged corrupt practices while constructing the Park Range Office in Neptangkha, Punakha.

Transport United FC to face Ugyen Academy in finals of Samtse championship 2019

Transport United FC will now face Ugyen Academy in the finals of the first edition of the Samtse Championship 2019. The finals of the championship will be played tomorrow.

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