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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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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Zhabtog app provides goods and services at doorsteps

Aspiring to become the country’s biggest ever all-in-one online market platform, Dragon Coders Private Limited (DCPL), a team of Bhutanese developers launched a user-friendly app called Zhabtog a week ago. “It is an Indian Amazon version of Bhutanese made and provides different choices with variable price range,” said DCPL’s Chief Executive Officer, Leki Choden adding […]

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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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Water woes at NHDCL colony in Toribari come to an end

The absence of drinking water problem at the housing colony of the National Housing Development Corporation Limited (NHDCL) in Toribari, which has been going on for more than a month now, has been finally solved. The Phuentsholing Thromde has replaced the water pump which was installed in Pekarzhing reservoir tank this week which supplies water […]

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Bhutan celebrates 30 years of Child Rights

Marking the 30th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of Child, which was celebrated on Wednesday, Prime Minister Dr Lotay Tshering signed the voluntary global pledge, renewing the government’s commitment to the full implementation of the Convention. The signing of the global pledge expresses the government’s renewed commitment to the wellbeing of children of […]

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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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