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State workers facing tough time in Bhutan

By STAFF REPORTER

GUWAHATI, Aug 10 - Hundreds of workers from Assam employed in Bhutan are facing a tough time after the neighbouring country�s government has imposed several guidelines for foreign workers.

In a notification issued by the Royal Government of Bhutan, the employers of Thimphu and Paro have been asked to ensure that all foreign nationals working under them remain confined to their work sites on August 17 and 18, and not anywhere else.

Sources informed that under such circumstances, the workers would be virtually kept under �house arrest�.

Further, the Bhutan government has also barred entry of any foreign nationals from Phuentsholing, Gelephu and Samdrup Jongkhar from August 1 to August 20, meaning that if any Indian worker had to visit his native place in India, he or she will not be allowed re-entry till August 20.

�Usually, during this time of the year, workers avail leave in view of Eid. Now, even if they want to resume their work, they would be allowed entry till August 20,� sources said.

The restrictions have been imposed reportedly keeping in view the scheduled visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Bhutan.

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State workers facing tough time in Bhutan

GUWAHATI, Aug 10 - Hundreds of workers from Assam employed in Bhutan are facing a tough time after the neighbouring country�s government has imposed several guidelines for foreign workers.

In a notification issued by the Royal Government of Bhutan, the employers of Thimphu and Paro have been asked to ensure that all foreign nationals working under them remain confined to their work sites on August 17 and 18, and not anywhere else.

Sources informed that under such circumstances, the workers would be virtually kept under �house arrest�.

Further, the Bhutan government has also barred entry of any foreign nationals from Phuentsholing, Gelephu and Samdrup Jongkhar from August 1 to August 20, meaning that if any Indian worker had to visit his native place in India, he or she will not be allowed re-entry till August 20.

�Usually, during this time of the year, workers avail leave in view of Eid. Now, even if they want to resume their work, they would be allowed entry till August 20,� sources said.

The restrictions have been imposed reportedly keeping in view the scheduled visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Bhutan.