Lonely Planet: “Bhutan, the best country to visit in 2020”

What does this mean to me? – A perspective A gush of gratitude, “Thank you Lonely Planet!”, and a rush of responsibility, “We need to make sure we are able to live up to the now sky-high expectations of visitors to our country!”, are the two emotions that reigned me when I first heard about […]

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PM asks street vendors to regulate fast food and waste management

Street vendors have to replace plastic cups and plates while selling momos and Thup (rice porridge) with biodegradable cups and plates, Prime Minister Dr Lotay Tshering said during a meeting with the street vendors of Thimphu on Thursday. Around 32 street vendors participated in the meeting. During the gathering, Lyonchhen shared the negative impact of […]

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Lyonchhen stresses on redressal system for CSIs

To identify the hurdles faced by startups, they need to form a dedicated office to share their grievances, said Prime Minister Dr Lotay Tshering during the review of the start-ups and cottage and small industry development flagship on November 28. “If we have a dedicated office for startups’ grievance address system, it would be able […]

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SOP to address human trafficking

Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for multi-sectoral response will address Trafficking in Persons in the country. The objective of the SOP is to provide clarity on the roles and responsibilities of all relevant agencies and to strengthen coordination among key stakeholders in preventing and combating TIP in a more effective and efficient manner, in line with […]

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Regional tourists to be levied charges

Regional tourists visiting the country will be levied charges, according to foreign minister Dr Tandi Dorji at the Meet-The-Press session yesterday. During the recent bilateral visit of foreign minister to India from November 17 to 23 this year, many Indian newspapers reported about Bhutan’ plan to levy charges on regional tourists. The regional tourists include […]

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Employees of SOEs to get more than civil servants after pay revision

Although pay revision for State Owned Enterprises (SOEs) includes the same basic salary percentage hike as civil servants, which is 6% to 35% plus 20% house rent allowance for corporate employees, the amount that SOE employees will get is higher than civil servants. This was affirmed by Finance Minister Namgay Tshering during the Meet-The-Press session […]

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BNCA to operate drug prevention strategy in schools

Prompted by the fact that secondary school students in Thimphu are at greater risk of drug abuse and alcohol consumption that may develop negative psychosocial, educational and mental health outcomes, a team from Bhutan Narcotics Control Authority (BNCA) is working on an effective drug prevention strategy in the schools. Deputy chief program officer, BNCA, Dorji […]

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