• Issues that render LGs ineffective

    Limited understanding of the roles of local governments (LGs) at the local level and lack of LG administrations’ capacity to implement decisions have affected the effective functioning of Dzongkhag Tshogdus (DTs) and Gewog Tshogdes (GTs), a study has revealed.

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ABTO seeks online permit for regional tourists

Digitalising the process would save time and resources at the Phuentsholing border 

Tourism: Regional tourists will be able to process tourist permit online if the government agrees to the request from the Association of Bhutanese Tour Operators (ABTO).

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No takers for hardware and pharmaceutical items

Only alcoholic beverages were sold in the fourth auction that was held yesterday 

ACC: Hardware and pharmaceutical goods worth Nu 6.08 million (M) did not see any takers at another phase of auction held yesterday in Phuentsholing. The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) in its investigation related to tax evasion and other related corruption in Phuentsholing this year had seized these goods.

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Learning the new goals

A weeklong programme has begun to inform children about the new international development goals 

SDGs: In a week starting yesterday, students in schools across the country will learn about the new development goals that the United Nations member countries adopted on September 25.

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Happiness defined through 4,290 photographs

The Council encourages submissions from foreign participants to diversify the meaning of happiness

TCB: With an entry of about 70 photographs a day, the Bhutan Photo Campaign, Happiness is… that the Tourism Council of Bhutan (TCB) launched in July received 4,290 entries of yesterday.

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Rabies cases under control

Disease: More than 500 dogs were registered and vaccinated against rabies in different locations in the capital on World Rabies Day yesterday. About 141 dogs were vaccinated at the National Animal Hospital in Chubachu alone.

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Four schools come together for a reading fiesta

The move was to learn from each other and celebrate the national reading year 

Education: For the first time in Sarpang dzongkhag, four schools jointly celebrated the national reading year through a reading fiesta on September 26.

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Ailing passenger de-boarded for safety reasons: Drukair

The passenger was de-boarded following complaints about his smell as a result of medical conditions

Aviation: The national airline, Drukair, has challenged the version of events concerning the offloading of an ailing passenger who because of medical conditions caused a smell that some passengers in the aircraft found offensive.

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Bhutan celebrates World Tourism Day

Tourism: Some 34 students from 14 schools in Thimphu participated in the on-the-spot painting competition organised by Tourism Council of Bhutan (TCB) to celebrate World Tourism Day at Tarayana conference hall yesterday.

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Bhutan calls for reform of UN

In his address in New York, the Prime Minister supported India's bid for a permanent seat on the UN security council  UN: Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay called for the UN to be reformed and supported India's bid for a permanent seat on the organisation's security council during his address to the UN Sustainable Development Summit on Saturday in New York.

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Bumdra campsite removed, issues persist

Some local government leaders insist they can prove that a permanent camp was set up and rules violated

Tourism: Despite the dzongkhag verification team ruling out a permanent campsite at Bumdra, above Taktshang in Paro, some local leaders still insist that there existed a permanent campsite that could have been dismantled prior to the team’s visit.

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