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RAA suspends two senior officials

Two senior officials of the Royal Audit Authority (RAA) at the Phuentsholing regional office were suspended last month  for their alleged involvement in corrupt practices.

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Formalise regional tourism, say Bhutanese tour operators

Bhutan needs to also start harnessing the potential of tourism market in India

Tourism: The influx of Indian tourists into the country without routing through local tour agents, known as informal tourism, has become a major problem for the tourism sector.

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Bridge planned over Taklaichu, says PM

The PM’s visit to gewogs of Sarpang has got the attention of the government to build a bridge over the river 

DoR: Gelephu residents’ long wait for a bridge over Taklai river may be soon coming to an end.

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PM’s visit to Sarpang concludes

Visit: Prioritising healthcare, sanitation and quality education were some of the issues Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay talked about with the people of Sarpang during his recent visit to the gewogs.

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Council’s development plan and virtual zomdu launched

The plan charts out objectives and activities to be implemented to achieve the National Council’s vision

NC: Human resource shortage that plagued the National Council (NC) for the past seven years could ease with the launch of the house’s strategic development plan 2015-2019 yesterday.

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Permanent campsite allegations at Bumdra baseless

A verification team from Paro dzongkhag found all claims as untrue 

Update: The allegations of a private permanent campsite being set up at Bumdra, above Taktshang monastery are baseless, according to Paro dzongkhag administration officials.

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Tashi Air launches New Delhi flights

The airline will be offering airfares only slightly lower than Drukair's 

Aviation: Private airline Tashi Air (Bhutan Airlines) launched its inaugural commercial service to New Delhi, yesterday.

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Social protection policy in the offing

Unemployment insurance and pension schemes for the private sector are among the six proposed schemes 

Security: A draft social protection policy to promote economic security for workforce in the private sector is being reviewed by the Gross National Happiness Commission.

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RTC hosts college quiz contest

Competition: Five colleges under the Royal University of Bhutan took part in the inter-college quiz competition at Royal Thimphu College (RTC) yesterday.

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Bolstering Dungsam banks

MoWHS: If mitigation studies are not carried out soon, Dungsam river will pose great risk to Samdrupjongkhar in the future. This is according to the thromde and officials from works and human settlement ministry.

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