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Safety important for both tourists and Bhutanese: PM

Tour operators and guides play a role in ensuring safety of tourists in Bhutan Tourism: The safety of all visitors to Taktsang monastery in Paro including Bhutanese is a priority for the government. Calling it an unfortunate incident, lyonchhoen Tshering Tobgay, at the meet-the-press session yesterday, said the recent death …

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B. Ed graduates were misled: PM

Teacher training graduates appealed to Lyonchhoen for govt. jobs Employment: The government in the past has misled graduates of teacher training institutes about “getting government jobs automatically” on completion of the training. Prime Minister, Tshering Tobgay yesterday during the 14th meet the press session said, while it was wrong for …

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Search still on for all three inmates

Update: The three male inmates who escaped through the toilet window from the Wangdue police custody are still at large as of yesterday evening. A search team was immediately deployed after they went missing in the evening of January 7. Police sources said following information from villagers, the three were …

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To boost local construction firms

Construction companies employing only Bhutanese to get works without tenders SDP: Contractors willing to employ Bhutanese workers only will get construction works without having to go through the work tendering process. The Prime Minister, Tshering Tobgay announced this during the 14th meet the press session yesterday. “Let us know if …

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No guests in Tang’s farmhouses

Poor advocacy and lack of cooperation from tour operators and guides are attributed for the no-show Tourism: None of the 15 households in Tang, Bumthang, which opened farm house/home-stay since 2011 has seen a single tourist despite over 60,080 tourist arrivals until 2013 in the dzongkhag. According to the chairman …

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1,000kms of electric fencing by 2015

As the only viable solution, installation of electric fencing is expected to curb human-wildlife conflict  Conflict: More than 1,000kms of electric fencing will be installed across the country in areas prone to human-wildlife conflict by the end of this year. Agriculture minister Lyonpo Yeshey Dorji, during the meet-the-press session, said …

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Reward for information on escaped convicts

The three inmates who were convicted for life imprisonment carry a cash reward of Nu 10,000 each Crime: The Royal Bhutan Police (RBP) is still on the look out for the three male inmates who are still at large after they escaped from Wangduephodrang police custody on January 7 between …

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Bhutan prepared for Ebola on paper

No budget has been allocated to date to set up a surveillance system Health: If an Ebola case comes home, Bhutan would have to spend an amount that is several times more than the amount that’s spent on the country’s health system today. It’s for this reason that despite the …

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Picture story

Refuel: Thimphu residents waited for hours yesterday to collect kerosene as temperature dropped below freezing point by late evening      

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Five companies to be ISO certified

This means their products will be of international standards Food: Come April and five companies, including the national airline, DrukAir would supply international standard food products to their customers if they qualify the final stage of the certification process. Bhutan Agro Industries, Zimdra Foods, Bhutan Milk and Agro Pvt. Ltd, …

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