For auction: A custom officials confiscated more than 500kg of salt on the night of November 14
FCB officials, who restricted grocery shops from selling more than three packets of salt to each customers reaffirmed this
Update: Food Corporation of Bhutan (FCB) officials with those of the trade yesterday directed all shopkeepers in Phuentsholing to sell only three packets of salt to customers to ensure which, trade inspectors kept strict vigilance of the shops.
To allay fears among public of grocery stores, including FCB running out of salt stock, FCB officials said [... Read More]
This is due to, what is known as, ‘out of pocket’ spending by visitors
Tourism: There is more than the hard currency that the country earns from its tourism sector. Foreign currency earning from the tourism sector was about USD 30M, as of August this year, but findings indicate that, in reality, the earnings could be much more.
For instance, last year, the government earned about USD 63M from the convertible currency paying tourists, of [... Read More]
Institutes and commercial establishments on govt. land will have to pay thus henceforth
Thromde: Institutions and individuals, who have leased government land in Thimphu thromde before 2009, will now have to pay the revised lease rate as per the land lease rules and regulations of 2009, according to Thimphu thromde officials.
The thromde will also collect the revised land lease rate in retrospect from 2009.
Thimphu thromde tshogde (committee), during a recent workshop on state land [... Read More]
Trashigang residents fail to heed to the rumours
Rumour: Despite media reports, local and Indian ones, clarifying possible hike in salt prices as rumours, Trashigang villagers and town residents yesterday swarmed the wholesale and retail shops in town to stock up salt.
Together they cleared about 4,000kg of salt worth more than Nu 15,000 within three hours from KC store in Trashigang town.
The salt was sold at existing price of Nu 10 and Nu 15 [... Read More]
The three-day conference has come up with some recommendations to boost the system
Children: Introducing probation officers in the country, implementation of plan of action for child protection, and capacity building, were some of the recommendations made following the three-day conference on national child justice, which ended yesterday.
Other recommendations include building a national framework for child protection, by translating the child care and protection Act into action, and ensuring free legal representation, and incorporation [... Read More]
Chundu pow makes an offering
Haa’s guardian deity will be appeased without this ancient bloodletting rite
Ritual: It was a fine beast. The pair of even sharp horns almost look implanted on its head, its jet-black fur appears oiled as it runs down to its belly, almost touching the ground.
But with a coarse rope running through its nostrils and its head tied to the trunk of a big pine tree (lha-shing), the yak appears subdued. As if it knew [... Read More]
Visiting cellist/researcher, based in the US, speaks on the benefits of music education
Talk: Associating with music helps a person become successful in life, according to Frances-Marie Uitti, who talked on the benefits of music education in the capital yesterday.
She said these impacts were supported by recent scientific findings, on how music can change the structure of the brain, enhance teamwork, discipline and concentration.
“A lot of research done demonstrates evidences relating to the positive [... Read More]
Rule of Law
Dicey’s rule of law encompasses both the material rule of law and the formal rule of law. The material rule of law requires the realization of a just legal order, and the formal rule of law requires the state activities to be based on laws that are consistent with the constitution. In his treatise, “Law of the Constitution”, he identified three principles, which together establish the rule of law:
(1) The absolute supremacy or [... Read More]
Last week the World Bank and the International Finance Corporation jointly released the 2014 Ease of Doing Business Index (EDBI), which compares the enabling environment for medium sized business to start up and operate in nearly 200 countries around the world. This year Bhutan ranked 141 out of 189 countries. This is an improvement of 7 positions from last year when we were ranked 148 out of 185 countries.
The EDBI ranking uses 10 indicators to [... Read More]
Tourism: About 20,160 regional and international or dollar paying tourists visited the country last month.
This was an increase of 27.98 percent from those who visited the country in October last year. Tourism council of Bhutan (TCB) recorded 15,752 regional and international tourists last year.
The month is also considered as the time of the year when tour operators, hoteliers, guides, and handicraft shops make more money. Drukair also deploys additional flights to accommodate the [... Read More]