Lyonchhen meets taskforce members of 21st roadmap century

Prime Minister Dr Lotay Tshering met with the national taskforce members who will work on the 21st century economic roadmap for the country on Thursday. The taskforce members are from different backgrounds like business, economy, lectures, hoteliers and IT working beyond civil services. Taskforce members met for the first time with the Lyonchhen, though they […]

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Measures in place to combat possible corona virus outbreak: MoH

With the corona-virus scare in the region, the Ministry of Health has put up a contingency plan in place to cope up with the disease by setting up isolation rooms in Jigme Dorji Wangchuck National Referral Hospital (JDWNRH), the Old Mother and Child Health Unit and Gidagom hospital. The authorities concerned have assured that they […]

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Most NC members say tourism levy exemption should be foregone

With the Finance Minister introducing the Tourism Levy Exemption Bill of Bhutan 2020 in the National Council on February 6, it was deliberated that international and regional tourists shall be liable to pay tourism levy of US$ 65 and Nu 1200 respectively per night halt termed as sustainable development fees (SDF) which is 25% of […]

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Dagapela – Dalbari Road to complete by June this year

The much-awaited Dagapela-Dalbari secondary national highway in Dagana is likely to be behind schedule again by almost a year. The Project Coordinator, Pema Thinley said that around 20km of road is cut through a Bharange cliff which has hampered the work progress. The company has been provided deadline extension of the work.  “We have tried […]

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HC upholds district court verdict on Talo and Toep gewog water issue

Upholding the decision of the Punakha district court, Thimphu high court ordered the 32 villagers from five villages of Toep gewog, Punakha who were charged in Punakha court in 2018 for their involvement in destroying three reservoir tanks and water supply pipelines of the neighboring gewog of Talo to pay thrimthue ranging from six months […]

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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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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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ACC gives clean chit to former PM over security arrangements

The controversy over the security arrangements at the residence of former Prime Minister Dasho Tshering Tobgay has finally concluded with the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC), finding no corruption or violation of the ACC Act or misuse of resources, announced dropping the case yesterday. The press release from the ACC clarified that the initial suspicion that the […]

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