PAC ask’s health ministry to resolve 2009-13 irregularities

Public Hearing conducted by Public Accounts Committee (PAC) with the Ministry of Health (MoH) yesterday came up with the resolution requiring the agencies under the health ministry to resolve unresolved audit irregularities pertaining to 2009 to 2013. The committee raised six issues pertaining to 2009 and 2013, and as of …

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Final report shows monsoon crop damage across Dzongkhags

Apart from damages to property and road infrastructure several dzongkhags suffered a significant crop loss to the monsoon according to a report released by the Agriculture Ministry. In Bumthang, potato crop of 115 acres amounting to 793,833 kg were affected. Crops like buckwheat and maize were also damaged. Of the …

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Two Ex-Gomchens vying for Bartsham Gup post


Two former gomchens (lay monks) are vying for Gup in Trashigang’s Bartshamgewog, which has the least candidates contesting for the post, in the local government elections scheduled for September. Bartsham is regarded as the business gewog of the eastern district just as Radhi and Phongmey KezangDawa, 34, from Kummung chiwog …

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Graduate for Gup in Phuentsholing gewog


Phuentsholing gewog in Chukha dzongkhag has 10 candidates contesting for Gup. Tek Bdr Ghalley is one of the two graduates contesting for the post. Tek Bdr Ghalley, 29, is from Deling-Marbji, Phuentsholing gewog. He graduated in 2011 from Kalimpong with a B.Com (honours) degree. He worked as an administration officer …

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Zero Tolerance Friday: For and Against


Zero Tolerance Friday was introduced not to harass motorists but to make them more responsible drivers by restricting drink driving and to inculcate the habit of carrying up-to-date vehicle documents according to the officiating Superintendent of Police (SP), Traffic Division. Zero Tolerance was introduced last year after motor mishaps showed …

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Special consultations to expand services in long run


The National Referral Hospital in Thimphu is exploring possibilities of expanding the fee based special consultation services it provides in the evening, to cut waiting time, improve service delivery and also incentivise health care work. The new services include endoscopy, echocardiography, physiotherapy, eye and gynecological procedures, ENT and surgical procedures. …

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Opposition grills Govt on unemploment situation

Opposition Party said it is concerned that unemployment rate in the last three years has reached a crisis level. Referring to the survey report 2015, Member of Parliament of Kengkhar Weringla, Rinzin Jamtsho, said that it is equally alarming that in the past three years (2013 to 2015), the overall …

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