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SDF and e-permit rule could impact hotel business

Hotel and Restaurant Association of Bhutan’s (HRAB) officials say that the implementation of the e-permit system and sustainable development fees (SDF) for regional tourists could impact business in the country. E-permit is a pass for regional tourists that can be applied online. Chairman of HRAB, Thinley Palden Dorji, said that ...

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Most SDP projects complete, rest on schedule

More than 75 percent of the 595 Small Development Projects (SDP) in the 11th Plan has been completed. Gross National Happiness Commission (GNHC) presented this report at the 7th SDP Committee meeting between Bhutan and India in Thimphu yesterday. Of the total SDP approved in five batches, 450 projects were ...

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The Centre for Bhutan Studies and GNH launched four books at the inaugural session of the three-day International Conference on Gross National Happiness themed GNH of Business at the Royal University of Bhutan complex yesterday. The books launched were: A Chronicle of Druk Desis of Bhutan, Tradition and Innovation in ...

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Chicken pox outbreak infects 26 students in Sephu PS

Sephu Primary School (PS) in Wangdue reported eight cases of chicken pox among students yesterday, taking the total number of infected to 26 since November 2. The school health in-charge, Rinchen Om, said five students complained of the sickness on November 2 and were sent to Sephu basic health unit ...

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Budget decentralisation could be LG’s 12th Plan focus

Some of the report’s recommendation will be included in the national policy that is currently being developed

In the 12th Plan, local governments might be given at least 50 percent of development budget to address economic, environmental, and climate change challenges in the communities. A report on the current state of fiscal decentralisation was launched yesterday. Regional director for Asia and the Pacific, Dechen Tsering, said that ...

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Inflation at 4.91 percent

Prices of goods and services increased by 4.91 percent between September 2016 and September 2017. This year-on-year inflation rate is one of the lowest till date. Year-on-year inflation measures the change in prices between a particular month and the same month in the previous year. For instance, year-on-year inflation for ...

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National Library buys rare documents

In an effort to conserve, preserve and archive the old, rare and historical valuable documents from going outside the country, the National Library and Archives of Bhutan (NLAB) are buying documents and collections from private individuals interested in donating the documents. NLAB’s chief archivist, Kunzang Delek, said that documents like ...

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P/ling thromde raises concern on traffic congestion

About 1,000 vehicles from across the border move into Phuentsholing every day according to a study

Requests govt. agencies to hold meetings in other places Phuentsholing thromde (PT) has appealed to the government to intervene by requesting organisations to conduct workshops, seminars, and conferences in other parts of the country during winter. This is to ease traffic congestion in the country’s commercial hub in winter, as ...

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ABI maintains road in Pasakha

Road maintenance works was completed November 5

Association of Bhutanese Industries (ABI) has initiated maintenance of the 1.6km road that leads to the industrial estate in Pasakha. The association has smoothened and widened the road that has been causing problem to both industrial trucks and other vehicles since last winter. ABI’s programme officer, Pema Namgyel Ghalley, said ...

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As part of a week- long high-level advocacy tour to Haa and Paro, Her Majesty The Queen Mother Sangay Choden Wangchuck, the UNFPA Goodwill Ambassador met the families of the Paro Commando wing.

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Legislative Committee proposes amendment of narcotic Act

The legislative committee of the National Assembly has submitted a proposal to the Speaker to amend the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances and Substance Abuse Act 2015 (NDPSSAA) as an urgent bill in the upcoming winter session. Chairman of the legislative committee, Ritu Raj Chhetri, said that the amendment proposal ...

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Knowledge about disability limited, finds study

Over 85 percent without formal education felt that disability was the result of past deeds Knowledge about disability, its causes and implications is limited and in some cases misinformed among parents and children, according to the Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices (KAP) study on children with disabilities. Children with disabilities is ...

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