12 more gewogs recognized for achieving 100% improved sanitation coverage

An additional 12 gewogs in seven dzongkhags were recognized for achieving the status of Open Defecation Free (ODF) and 100 percent improved sanitation coverage during the celebration of the World Toilet in Sarpang on Tuesday. This takes the total number of gewogs with ODF status and 100 percent improved sanitation coverage in the country to […]

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Tourists unable to withdraw money from local ATMs

While the tourist season for the fall has begun, some tourists and international travelers are busy frequenting the banks, hotels and local handicraft shops with many of them unable to withdraw money from the local AutomatedTeller Machines (ATMs) with their cards. Many tourists have complained about not being able to withdraw money from the ATMs […]

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Limited budget to blacktop Kharbandi-Pasakha road

Though the Kharbandi- Pasakha road leading to the country’s biggest industrial estate, Pasakha has been in terrible condition for years, the Department of Roads (DoR) has received only Nu 20mn for maintenance which will cover two kilometers of the road. DoR’s Chief Engineer, Dorji Wangdi said that with the budget allocated they can only do […]

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GAB proposes area-specific guides

Guides Association of Bhutan (GAB) is proposing for area-specific guides at monument sites in the country. The objective of area-specific guides is to provide correct and uniform information to tourists. The Director General of TCB, Dorji Dhradhul said that TCB will support this proposal. The Chairperson of GAB, Garab Dorji said that guides will be […]

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Mostly unemployed youths engaged in pyramid schemes

Most of the members in the MagneSSa Bhutan and the Oriens Bhutan’s pyramid scheme are unemployed youth, according to the investigation carried out by the Office of Consumer Protection (OCP), economic affairs ministry. The OCP notified on October 21 that these two companies violated the Consumer Protection Act of Bhutan 2012 and Consumer Protection Rules […]

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Nu 850mn proposed for construction of three ministries’ offices

The new MoWHS guidelines will be implemented for the construction of new public offices The government has approved the construction of the offices of three ministries: Ministry of Education, Ministry of Agriculture and Forests and Ministry of Foreign Affairs during the 12th Five Year Plan. The government has formed a task force team to study […]

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Mini dry port to be used as temporary parking for potato trucks

The government has also allocated Nu 2mn to procure two more potato grading machines Food Corporation of Bhutan Limited (FCB) will now use the completed mini dry port in Phuentsholing as temporary parking space for potato trucks coming to the auction yard. With an increasing number of trucks parking at the yard, it has become […]

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Vendors at vegetable market in Phuentsholing unhappy over electricity bill

Vendors at the new integrated vegetable market in Phuentsholing are unhappy with the electricity bills that they have paid recently to the operator. The bill amount has reached Nu 630,000 since July. The amount is inclusive of penalty for delaying the payment to Bhutan Power Corporation (BPC). After division, each vendor at the vegetable counter […]

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Dengue cases resurface in P/ling

Dengue fever cases have resurfaced in Phuentsholing since September 16. After decline since September, the cases have again increased from September 16 after continuous downpour for three days. Eighty-nine cases were detected on September 16 followed by 42 on 17. Eighty and 54 cases were detected on September 18 and 19 respectively which means the […]

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ACC finds irregularities worth Nu 340.40mn in Buddha Dordenma case

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has found out irregularities worth Nu 340.40mn in the embezzlement case of Buddha Dordenma fund involving Lam Tshering Wangdi and Anim Damcho Choden. The commission has forwarded the case to the Office of Attorney General (OAG) on September 13, appealing the OAG to prosecute Lam Tshering Wangdi and Anim Damcho Choden […]

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