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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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Climate smart pig farms to reduce LPG import

The largest-ever installed biogas plant in Bhutan in the National Piggery Development Centre (NPiDC), Gelephu aims to supply bio fuel, enough to replace 30 Liquid Petroleum Gas (LPG) gas cylinders annually, that would otherwise cost about Nu 15000 per year if imported. According to the NPiDC, as of now, the …

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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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MoLHR says govt employed 15,840 youths in 23 months

The government has provided jobs to 15,840 youths from July 2013 to May 2015, according to the Ministry of Labour and Human Resources (MoLHR). The Labour Minister, Ngeema Sangay Tshempo, emphasized a sum of Nu. 1,034 mn was kept to generate employment when the opposition moved the motion on the …

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Exhibition on Buddhist heritage sites of India

A photo exhibition on the Buddhist heritage sites of India has started at the Gyelyong Tshokhang. India’s  Ambassador to Bhutan, Gautam Bambawale and the Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly, Chimi Dorji as well as Members of Parliament and Cabinet Ministers attended the opening ceremony on 4th June. The ambassador …

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