DPT reveals north Tsirang candidate

The Druk Phuensum Tshogpa (DPT) introduced its candidate for Sergithang-Tsirangtoe constituency, north Tsirang yesterday. Kewal Ram Adhikari, a 49-year-old from Tashicholing village under Phuentenchu gewog, Tsirang who completed Bachelors in English and environment from Royal Thimphu College this year, is a businessman. “If you want to make a difference in your society and country, you […]

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Ferrosilicon price picks up

Indian industries are shelling out more for the raw material because supply from China has declined The price of ferrosilicon in the Indian market has picked up recently. It has increased from Nu 70,000 to Nu 81,000 per Metric Ton (MT) since this week. The prime reason, according to some industrialists, is that Indian industries […]

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RCSC utilizes 85% of total budget last year

Donors, namely the Government of India and the Austrian Development Assistance, provided a large portion of budgetary support to RCSC The Royal Civil Service Commission’s (RCSC) expenditure in the fiscal year 2016-17 amounted to Nu 320mn. According to the RCSC’s Annual Report (state of the royal civil service), 85.6% of the total revised budget has […]

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Eye bank to fully operate by next year

More than 300 people are waiting for cornea transplant of whom 110 are in immediate need After remaining non-operational for almost two years, the ophthalmology department at Jigme Dorji Wangchuck National Referral Hospital (JDWNRH) is looking at resuming eye bank facilities by coming year. The cornea specialist at JDWNRH, Dr Nor Tshering, who had been […]

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Prices of goods fail to tally post-GST

Contrary to prediction, since Bhutanese traders buy from middlemen and have to additionally pay BST, imports from India have turned dearer Two months into the Goods and Services Tax (GST) regimen and goods imported into border towns have actually become costlier contrary to authorities’ assurances. The Indian government has confirmed that Indian exports to foreign […]

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Drug test mandatory before joining civil service

The Royal Civil Service Commission (RCSC) issued a notification this week stating that anyone joining the civil service will now have to undergo a mandatory drug test. “In addition to the medical certificate of fitness that is required for recruitment into the civil service, drug testing (for non-permissible drugs as listed under BNCA) will also […]

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DPT third general party convention to be held 

Druk Phuensum Tshogpa (DPT) will be holding a general party convention at the Natural Resources Development Corporation Limited conference hall today. This is its third one after the 2013 elections. Serving Members of Parliament (MP), former MPs, coordinators, registered members, representatives and supporters from across the country will discuss the party’s status at the meeting. […]

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Labor agent proliferation heats up competition

   Steady increase in the numbers of Foreign Workers Recruitment Agents (FWRA) has fueled competition resulting in detriment of individual agent’s business. Steady increase in the numbers of Foreign Workers Recruitment Agents (FWRA) has fueled competition resulting in detriment of individual agent’s business. These labor recruitment agents were already up against bigger construction companies that […]

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