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Undercutting is illegal but mostly hearsay: PM

Undercutting is illegal, according to Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay. Answering media queries on the government’s stand regarding the alleged rampant undercutting in the tourism sector during the meet the press session on December 27, he said that the government has put in place a robust system to prevent undercutting. “That ...

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Investigation on-going in retired colonel’s death

While the forensic department has completed its investigation into the death of the retired colonel, police said they are still investigating the case. The body of the 55-year-old was found in a place called Soepang, about an hour’s walk from Hongtsho Trashigang Goenpa in Thimphu on December 22. He was ...

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A society for sustainable tourism

Karma Tshering presents the concept of the society at the first meeting

Come June, Bhutan will have a think tank to raise an independent voice in matters related to tourism. Calling it the Bhutan Sustainable Tourism Society (BSTS), the platform is conceptualized by an eco-tourism specialist, Karma Tshering, who has a PhD in tourism and more than 10 years of working in ...

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Poverty incidence decreases in agriculture sector

According to Bhutan Poverty Analysis Report (PAR) 2017, poverty incidence in the agriculture sector has decreased from18.5 percent in 2012 to 9.6 percent this year. About 69 percent of the country’s poverty rate was contributed by household whose heads are working in the sector. Bhutan’s poverty rate is 8.2 percent. ...

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Former IT officer to contest for NC from Gelephu

Tshering Norbu

A Gelephu thrompon contestant for 2016 thromde elections has declared his intent to contest for the upcoming National Council (NC) elections. Tshering Norbu worked as an information, communications and technology (ICT) officer in Zhemgang after graduating from Sherubtse College, Kanglung, in 2007. He then joined his brothers’ construction company in ...

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MoWHS to blacktop Baylangdra feeder road

A stretch of Chuzomsa-Baylangdra feeder road

Following National Council’s (NC) December 4 resolution, the works and human settlement ministry has arranged budget of Nu 15 million (M) to blacktop the Chuzomsa-Baylangdra feeder road in Wangdue. However, with the available budget, only 3km of the 22-km road would be blacktopped. NC resolved that the government and the ...

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Opposition Leader visits Tsirang

The Opposition Leader met with dzongkhag officials, business community and the people of all gewogs during his week long visit to Tsirang

Beneficiaries of a central school in Tsirang say that the facility should cater to students studying in class VII and above. A student, who completed his studies at Damphu Central School, said that it is difficult for younger children to take care of themselves in a boarding facility. “They are ...

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Monastic community engaged to address social issues

A non-governmental organisation, RENEW with support from UNFPA Bhutan is training 25 khenpos and lopons on life skills education (LSE) in Phuentsholing. With an objective to engage the zhung dratshang to reach the unreached, the khenpos and lopons from different monastic institutions will be briefed on issues people and youth ...

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High level advocacy tour in Thimphu

Her Majesty the Gyalyum Sangay Choden Wangchuck and Her Royal Highness Princess Euphelma Choden Wangchuck, who are on a high level advocacy tour on public health and social issues met the people of Thimphu dzongkhag at the RIM auditorium yesterday. Her Majesty met the families and officials of RBA on ...

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Zhemgang DT to re-deliberate national dress resolution

Lyonpo Dawa Gyaltshen

The Zhemgang Dzongkhag Tshogdu’s (DT) resolution to make the national dress mandatory in villages and towns from 9am to 5pm from December 17 has not been implemented, home minister Dawa Gyaltshen said. At the 34th meet the press session yesterday, lyonpo Dawa Gyaltshen said that the government was in touch ...

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eKaaSel to redress grievances

The online system is a platform for citizens to express their dissatisfaction and provide feedback

To address grievances of people accessing public services offered by the ministries, an online system called eKaaSel was launched in Thimphu yesterday. Lyonchhen Tshering Tobgay said that the online system is a platform for people to express their dissatisfaction, problems, and provide feedback related to public services offered in the ...

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