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Advertisement policy stuck due to delayed circulation audit

The advertisement policy and guidelines based on paper circulation audit conducted in 2014 has been discussed in two consecutive meetings within ministries, the cabinet and the media houses. MoIC Minister DN Dhungyel said that only five media houses participated in the audit in 2014, and therefore, the process could not …

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High demand and breakdowns push demand for Buses

Bhutan Post puts up proposal for 18 more buses Bhutan’s Post’s City bus services are facing a paradox of increasing demand and usage by commuters but also an unusually high number of breakdown of its mainly Chinese Golden buses which consist of the bulk of the City Bus fleet. At …

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Youth unemployment becomes a topic of interest at NGOP 2015

The annual national graduates’ orientation program yesterday had a panel discussion about issues regarding youth and employment. Out of the many issues discussed with the graduates the main focus was on unemployment of university graduates. In the last two years about 15,000 were given employment but an increasing number of …

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15th AGM of ABTO discusses tourism problems and solutions

The 15th Annual General Meeting for the Association of Bhutanese Tour Operators (ABTO) was held yesterday among member tour operators. The annual progress reports, concerns and issues faced by the tour operators were the main agenda. Drukair also introduced its improvised fares and services during the event.  Drukair announced that …

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An online web-based photo campaign for Bhutan

An online web-based promotional campaign, initiated by the Tourism Council of Bhutan (TCB), will allow everyone across the globe to define happiness through photographs and taglines. Lyonchhen Tshering Tobgay launched the Bhutan Photo Campaign website at the TCB’s conference hall on July 30. The website received its first photograph with …

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First workshop on protecting disabled children

A workshop on protecting disabled children was conducted by Ability Bhutan Society (ABS) on 8th of July. Ten teachers who work at schools for students with special needs as well as 35 teachers from all over the country participated the training held at Changzamtog Lower Secondary School in Thimphu with …

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MoEA minister turns down NC’s plea to nationalize all mines

The Upper House quizzed the Minister of Economic Affairs on the State Mining Corporation (SMC) not taking up the primary mining and quarrying activities, on taxation and existing mining lease during the question and answer session last week. Earlier in the 14th session of National Council (NC), the house recommended …

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Concerns raised over education policy

Deputy Chairperson of National Council (NC), Tshering Dorji, brought up an issue concerning the education policy, asking the Education Minister about a new initiative called the Education Blueprint that aims to revamp the quality of Bhutan’s education system through granting autonomy to schools as well as enhancing motivation of teachers …

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