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The cost of maximizing tourism benefits

NC’s recommendation to lift the daily tariff has thrown up more questions than answers 

Tariff: The National Council’s proposed changes in the tourism industry have left the industry divided.

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Education over quota to bring women into politics

NCWC suggests equal nomination for women from the grassroots to participate in the electoral process 

Gender: A systematic education is what Bhutan needs right now to transform the mindset and foster greater acceptance of women’s equal social, economic and political status than reservation and quotas.

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Thromde election date to be announced on Friday

LG: Aspiring candidates to contest the upcoming thromde elections should get ready for a busy new year at the polls. The election commission on December 25 will announce the election date for the three thromdes of Thimphu, Phuentsholing and Gelephu.

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Making most of the National Day gathering

Dzongkhag organize crop exhibition to promote local produce

Agriculture: Trashigang dzongkhag took advantage of the gathering at the National Day celebrations to encourage farmers to grow more vegetables.

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Plugging loopholes in insurance claims

Motor vehicle accident certificates will have to be counter signed by insurance companies 

Accident: The motor vehicle accident certificates will now have to be counter signed by the concerned insurance company to authenticate insurance claims.

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Bhutan has most of the global White-bellied Heron population

This finding, conservations say, reemphasizes the need to protect the bird’s habitats in Bhutan

Conservation: Bhutan has the highest population of the White-bellied Heron (ardea insignis) globally according to the recent draft resolution of the second international workshop on White-bellied Heron conservation conducted by the Royal Society for Protection of Nature (RSPN).

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Bongo without a GAO for two years

The gewog also doesn’t have an accountant

LG: For the last two years, Bongo gewog in Chukha has remained without a Gewog Administration Officer (GAO). Despite several attempts to get a replacement, the place is not yet filled.

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IFAD invests in linking farmers to commercial markets

The UN’s International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) signed a financial agreement with the government of Bhutan recently that will reduce rural poverty and sustainably increase the incomes of over 28,000 smallholder farming households.

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HM confers red scarf to Dasho Karma Tshiteem

Recognition: The best was saved for the last.

His Majesty The King conferred the coveted bura marp to the chairperson of Royal Civil Service Commission, Dasho Karma Tshiteem yesterday, making him the sole red scarf recipient at the 108th National Day celebrations in Paro yesterday.

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Four master craftsmen awarded Gold

As a Buddhist country, we have many sacred sites in Bhutan, which are part of our valuable cultural heritage, His Majesty The King said yesterday while recognizing the works of the country’s craftsmen during the National Day celebrations in Paro.

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