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Plug undercutting or reform daily tourism tariff: Council

Council’s Economic Affairs Committee chair Pema Tenzin propose the endorsement of the recommendations

Endorsing all 10 recommendations, the House asked the RAA to ascertain the prevalence of tourism malpractice or undercutting

Tourism: The National Council concluding its deliberations on the tourism policy review pulled the last string to expose the illegal practice in the industry: undercutting.

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Hydropower must remain a public entity: Council

The House supports the committee’s proposal to amend the electricity Act and hydropower related policies 

Hydropower: To ensure that hydropower projects in future do not become concentrated in the hands of few business entities, the Bhutan Electricity Act 2001 and related policies that paved way for private investments will be amended.

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28 new HIV positive cases detected

19 put on Anti Retro Viral treatment

Health: The number of people infected with Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) has increased by 28 with the health ministry detecting at least five new HIV positive cases every month between July 1 and November 30 this year.

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JPLP submission baseless and unreasonable: OAG

Corruption: The Office of the Attorney General (OAG) yesterday pronounced it was “baseless and unreasonable” for Jatan Prasad Lalchand Prasad (JPLP), the defendant, to challenge the locus standi of Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) and OAG.

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Drametse gup vacates post

With seven months still on for the post to be declared vacant, the dzongkhag election office is awaiting directives from the ECB

Election: Drametse gup Tshering Dorji in Mongar vacated office on November 28, exactly a year after he transferred his census to Ngatshang gewog.

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Low education hinders female employment

This and their preference for desk jobs is what’s causing the female unemployment rate from dropping Labour: Lower level of education and their preference for desk jobs in one place were found to be the main reasons behind higher unemployment rate among females, labour officials said.

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