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Conforming to int’l standards

...will require harmonisation of laws  

Quality: Most of the laws and regulations guiding the government’s regulatory agencies must be re-examined, should the country harmonise all its standards in conformity to international standards, according to the Bhutan Standards Bureau (BSB).

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Governing non-tariff paying tourists

In wake of increasing regional tourists visiting the country 

Tourism: Introduction of a green tax, monitoring of vehicle road worthiness and hotel occupancy, and mandatory services of licensed guides are some of the measures that the government could implement to handle the increasing regional or non-tariff paying tourists.

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Zhung Dratshang, youth groups observe youth day

Community: His Holiness the Je Khenpo granted an audience to 400 youths from eight schools in Thimphu and the Youth Group Association of Bhutan (YGAB) at the Kuenrey of the Trashichhodzong in Thimphu, to observe International Youth Day on August 13.

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Six former gups to re-contest in Punakha

The dzongkhag is also likely to see four female gup candidates

LG: With the start of the chiwog zomdus for nomination of gup and mangmi candidates, six of the 11 former gups have decided to re-contest for the upcoming local government election.

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Their Majesties grace Guru Nangsid Zilnon Phodrang

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The Guru Nangsid Zilnon Phodrang in Bumthang, which was built upon the Royal Command of His Majesty The King, is dedicated to the Queens of the Second Druk Gyalpo, Her Late Majesty Gyaltsuen Phuntsho Choden and Her Late Majesty Gyaltsuen Pema Dechen.

His Majesty The King graced the consecration of the Guru Nangsid Zilnon Phodrang in Bumthang. Her Majesty The Gyaltsuen and His Royal Highness The Gyalsey accompanied His Majesty.

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Thrompon not part of LG?

Law: The Supreme Court (SC) on August 5 issued a writ that would have a far-reaching impact on Bhutanese democracy. However, some of the decisions of the SC are “contentious” and could even be unconstitutional.

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