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Tour guides in excess

And a majority of them lack professionalism which impacts service delivery Tourism: An increase in tourist arrivals has not translated in gainful employment of tour guides despite their number doubling in the last five years. There are today 2,418 guides in the country. Records with Tourism Council of Bhutan (TCB) ...

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Border town strikes sour mandarin export

Since November, more than 50 truckloads of mandarin have been exported Export: The two-day strike, which begins today in Bangladesh soon after a strike was called off in the Indian border town of Assam, has left Bhutanese mandarin exporters worried. With the peak mandarin export season on from January, exporters ...

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Ensuring food safety through GAP


Adoption of GAP will reduce barriers to trade Food safety: By early 2016, Bhutan will complete most of the formalities to adopt Good Agriculture Practices (GAP), a pre-requisite for procurement of food to ensure quality and safety in international markets. This was one of the outcomes of the daylong workshop ...

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NLCS issue Zhemgang and Gelephu thrams


Land: Landowners of Zhemgang and Gelephu thromde could collect their new lag thrams from the dzongkhag they reside in provided they cleared all taxes, National Land Commission Secretariat (NLCS) officials said. Handing over thrams to Zhemgang dzongda and Gelephu thromde’s executive secretary yesterday morning, NLCS secretary Pema Chewang urged the ...

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Villagers refuse to vacate government land

Gewogs will start assessing the cases of illegal constructions from today Land: Gewogs including Chumey, Ura and Chokhor in Bumthang are yet to submit a report on if people who had earlier encroached on government land by fencing, cultivation and construction of houses have been corrected. During the dzongkhag tshogdu ...

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We have a long journey to go- ACC Chair

The commission celebrated its 9th foundation day yesterday Corruption: Nine years ago, the Anti Corruption Commission (ACC) was established with four people under a royal decree. ACC chairperson Dasho Neten Zangmo and her three colleagues were not sure what they were supposed to do. Today, the commission has come a ...

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Preventing mistakes, minimising risks


Charter and ethics code launched for internal auditors Audit: The new charter and code of ethics, for internal auditors, launched yesterday, is expected to revamp internal auditors’ role in curbing corruption in the civil service and realise good governance. Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay launching the two documents, said, “Good governance ...

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WHAT WE DO WHY WE DO: Marchang is type of serkem or alcohol offering in tantric Buddhism, which we have already discussed. Literally marchang refers to chang or alcohol with mar or butter. In the Bhutanese culture, the marchang offering is made to launch an auspicious event, mark an important ...

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Celebrating the New Year


CELEBRATION: It is time to say goodbye to 2014. We look forward to the coming of 2015. If you want to welcome the New Year by partying hard, Viva City is one of the clubs to party in Thimphu. The club is preparing for a grand celebration. There will be ...

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Perseverance is the key

YOUTH IN FOCUS: I work in an office. Everyone says that I am lucky to get this job, but I feel really bored. Is there anything I can do to feel better or should I just quit? Tashi, Thimphu I know that doing the same job everyday can feel boring, ...

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