BUSINESS

Paro CMO defends Dental staffs

The Health officials in Paro clarified the recent incident at the Paro Dzongkhag hospital involving a 73year old woman who passed out during a routine tooth extraction process by two dental technicians. A clarification letter was sent to this paper by the Chief Medical Officer (CMO) of the Paro dzongkhag …

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TashiCell connects final dots, services go nationwide

TashiCell on August 15 went full circle to achieve nationwide coverage as 960 mobile subscribers in Lhuentse connected to its network. Five year old TashiCell, Bhutan’s first and only private cellular service provider has now upped its customer base to 133,000 registered and active users. The nationwide connection was achieved …

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First chicken meat production ranch in the east

Chicken meat production in eastern Bhutan is a business that majority desisted to undertake due to religious stigmas but a lone farmer rose to the occasion and started a farm. It’s now been a few months and the farmer, Sonam Wangdi, is more than glad he did not ‘chicken out’ …

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Possible alternatives to charge Electric Vehicles

Electric vehicles have started to pick up in popularity but, of late recharging the car battery has been a bit of an issue for those who have purchased the environment-friendly machine. There is however inspiring news on that front. Karsang Dorji an Executive Engineer for Druk Green Power Corporation (DGPC) …

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La Aum Lyonchhen

The project seeks to inspire and support the political aspirations of Bhutanese women Just as the next parliamentary elections is around the corner, nationwide media advocacy campaign titled “La, Aum Lyonchhen” designed to encourage women to contest for elections in 2013 is all set to be launched. Produced with financial …

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Have card, will swipe – evolution of the credit card

With the launch of Bank of Bhutan Limited (BoBL) VISA credit cards on earlier this week, the bank has just marked the evolution of card services in Bhutan. The product comes in three different offerings of BoBL VISA Gold International, BOBL VISA Gold Domestic and BOBL VISA Silver Domestic Credit …

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Domestic tourism a significant contributor to national revenue

The domestic tourism avenue in Bhutan, which has equal, if not more potential, compared to international tourism remained largely untapped for years according to the Tourism Council of Bhutan (TCB). An official at the Tourism Council of Bhutan (TCB) said people who traveled and toured within the country has definitely …

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Accommodation crunch for tourists in peak seasons

While travel agencies in Mumbai, India cited shortcomings in terms of capacity in areas of tourist accommodation in Bhutan, Tourism Council of Bhutan (TCB) flatly denied the statement. Drukair commercial manager, Tshering Penjor said, “In September, October and November agencies in India, especially in Mumbai are finding it difficult to …

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