Anonymous complaint filed against GAB to ACC

GAB calls allegations baseless An anonymous complaint has been lodged with the Anti-Corruption Commission of Bhutan (ACC) against the Guide Association of Bhutan (GAB), requesting the ACC to investigate and intervene for better accountability and transparency of the association to the members and guides. ACC confirmed that it did receive a complaint letter against GAB […]

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T5 Series I: Culture & Tradition – Knowing What To Preserve And What To Borrow – Yeshey Dorji

The Bhutan Tourism Monitor 2017 records that 89.8% of the tourists came to Bhutan on a cultural trip. This means that our culture and tradition find appeal among the tourists. This is perhaps why some Bhutanese are quick to claim that we are unique, although my own view is that we are as unique as […]

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Udzorong’s new bridge benefits villagers

Villagers say the bridge has reduced travel distance from Udzorong to Trashigang by more than 25kms Around 600 households of Udzorong gewog in Trashigang are literally reaping the benefits of the bailey suspension bridge over Drangmechu at Shing Phurtomo that opened to traffic in September last year. The 360ft long bridge connects Udzorong gewog of […]

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80 EV taxis to be rolled out by year end

The switch to electric vehicles, it is anticipated, would enable the country to cut down fuel import and save millions in fuel costs Since the beginning of the project this year, around 40 taxi drivers in Thimphu have registered with the Ministry of Information and Communications (MoIC) to replace their fossil-fueled taxis with electric vehicles. […]

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Govt.’s assessment of its 120-day achievements overrated and hyped: Opposition

The Opposition Party, Druk Phuensum Tshogpa (DPT), has said the government’s own assessment of its 120-day achievements is overrated and hyped up. In a press release issued yesterday, DPT stated that on the ground, the government’s delivery did not match their assessment and did not meet the expectations of the public at large. “Only one […]

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Fewer devotees from Tawang at Gomphu Kora Tshechu

The three-day annual Tshechu ends today Contrary to past years, the number of people attending the Gomphu Kora Tshechu in Trashiyangtse from Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh in India, has been decreasing each year. Earlier more than 300 visitors from Tawang, popularly known as dhaps, attended the Tshechu, but today the number has drastically gone down. Only […]

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Bhutan makes steady progress in human development since democracy inception

This is according to the fourth National Report launched last Tuesday As measured by various indexes and indicators, Bhutan has made steady progress in human development since democracy was introduced in 2008; implying that democracy provides an environment for people to flourish. This is according to the National Human Development Report (NHDR) titled ‘Ten Years […]

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Nurses, technicians disgruntled as JDWNRH freezes EOL

The committee decided to freeze EOL because of the acute shortage of staffs in the hospital The recent circular from the HR Management and Development Division of the Jigme Dorji Wangchuck National Referral Hospital (JDWNRH) dated 28th February on freezing of Extraordinary Leave (EOL) for technicians and nurses has not gone down well with these […]

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BCCI beset by a gamut of challenges

Financial instability is one among them as the Chamber’s revenue is not enough to meet BCCI’s recurring expenditure Inadequate cooperation from the government, the private sector and lack of financial sustainability pose critical challenges to the effective functioning of Bhutan Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI). The Secretary General of BCCI, Sangay Dorji, said the […]

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