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 Trongsa dzongkhag multi-sector task force and community-based support system jointly organised a health walk from the View Point to Trongsa Dzong along the traditional footpath on November 30. About 215 residents participated in the event and raised more than Nu 0.5 million. 

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The juvenile porters of Tshento-Shari 

Kinzang Yeshi Sherab

When many youth while away their winter vacation leisurely engaging in amusements and fun activities, 11-year-old Kinzang Yeshi Sherab is busy gearing up for a hike at the base of the famous Taktsang. 

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Ugly: A bull scavenges on waste dumped at the Gangtey landfill in the Phobjikha valley known for its beauty and conservation efforts. 

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Ineffective ban on plastics impacts entrepreneurs

Piling: Some entrepreneurs ventured into paper bag making after the ban on plastic bags

Almost seven months after the National Environment Commission (NEC) reinforced the plastic ban, every grocery shop, vegetable vendors and other business outlets are still flooded with various plastic bags.NEC, while reinforcing the ban on single-use plastic carry bags, doma wrappers and ice cream pouches this April claimed they are serious but many are now questioning their seriousness. 

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SOE’s salary revised sans 25 % corporate allowance, bonus

The biggest change in approving the salary revision of state-owned enterprises (SOEs) has been doing away with the 25 percent corporate allowance and the flat bonus system SOEs declare every year depending on their performance.Sharing the details of the revision yesterday, Finance Minister Namgay Tshering said that the Cabinet discussed the revision twice and decided to peg the salaries of corporate employees with that of civil servants.

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Tourism policy to be finalised by this year

Regional tourists today are not charged any tariff

Refuting claims that the government discussed the tourism policy with the government of India, chairperson of Tourism Council of Bhutan (TCB) Dr Tandi Dorji said that the government did not consult the Indian government on the draft tourism policy.

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