• SOEs’ salary revision to be decided this week

    The salary revision for State Owned Enterprises (SOE) will be decided within this week, according to Finance Minister Namgay Tshering.He said a cabinet meeting on November 12 discussed the pay revision of SOEs, but did not endorse the proposed hike.

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Korean company to carry out community work in Bhutan

Volunteers: A South Korean company, Korea Electric Power Corporation (KEPCO) as a part of its corporate social responsibility will create a children’s playground, conduct an eye camp, and install solar street lighting in Bhutan, according to a press release issued by the Tarayana Foundation.

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Lightning kills one in Gomtu

Hazard: Just a few days after a student was killed by lightning in Samdrupjongkhar, a 22-year-old truck handy man died yesterday in Gomtu after also being struck by lightning. The incident occurred at around 1pm at the Jigme mining site in Pagli, Gomtu, Samtse .

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Fire razes three houses in Mongar

Fire:  A fire razed three traditional houses, the attics of two other buildings, and caused a traditional house to be dismantled to create a firebreak in Mongar yesterday.

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NC member instructed to leave constituency

Ministers and parliament members cannot undertake trips or official tours to a demkhong during the election period

LG: Trongsa’s National Council (NC) member Tharchen is expected to leave his dzongkhag today following the dzongkhag election authority’s notification that was served to him on August 12.

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Governing non-tariff paying tourists

In wake of increasing regional tourists visiting the country 

Tourism: Introduction of a green tax, monitoring of vehicle road worthiness and hotel occupancy, and mandatory services of licensed guides are some of the measures that the government could implement to handle the increasing regional or non-tariff paying tourists.

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