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ACC and RCSC come to an understanding on HR autonomy

Tenzing Lamsang/Thimphu The Anti Corruption Commission (ACC) in the recent past had been at logger heads with the Royal Civil Service Commission (RCSC) over the need to have more independence in terms of its Human Resource (HR) options. In fact the main heart of ACC’s demand for more independence was …

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Further plans for the National Reading Year

The National Reading Year was launched as a tribute to the 60th Birth Anniversary of the Fourth Druk Gyalpo, and shall continue to be one of the main programs for years to come. After numerous initiatives on the National Reading Year, Director of Royal Education Council (REC), Kezang Choden Dorji, …

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Modern meat shop building to soon start construction

Thimphu Thromde is to start the construction of a three-storied modern building at Centenary Farmers’ Market (CFM) soon. The meat shops in Norzin Lam and Chang Lam will be relocated in the building, which will come at a cheaper rent and with better facilities. The ground floor of the building …

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 Wangdue and Punakha on plan track

The Mid Term Review (MTR) for the 11th Five Year Plan (FYP) was conducted in Punakha and Wangdue, and it was found that the two dzongkhags have achieved half of its development goals for the 11th plan. The review meeting also discussed the issues faced in the dzongkhags, such as …

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Meet the new Home Minister

Home Minister, Lyonpo Dawa Gyeltshen

His Majesty granted Dhar to officially appoint the new Home Minister, Lyonpo Dawa Gyaltshen, who is the Bongo-Chapcha constituency member of parliament in the National Assembly. The Constitution of the Kingdom of Bhutan Article 17.3 states that a minister of the government is appointed by the Druk Gyalpo from among …

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NCDs a growing problem in Bhutan says 2015 National Health report

Ministry of Health’s Annual Health Bulletin 2015 states that the emerging habits of smoking, drinking alcohol, physical inactivity as well as salty diet and poor nutrition are the major causes of the increasing Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs). The most prevalent NCDs in Bhutan, among others, are diabetes, cancers, chronic obstructive pulmonary …

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