BUSINESS

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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Two flights a week to Singapore from September 1, 2012

Changi Airport in Singapore will receive its inaugural Drukair flight on August 28, 2012, linking one of Asia’s most exciting capitals with Bhutan. The new service with commercial operations starting September 1, 2012 will run twice a week via the Indian city of Kolkata with Drukair confident that the frequency …

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SMU students left-out from RCSC exams and NGOP

When 2623 graduates sits for Preliminary Examination (PE) this year for the civil service examinations, some students of Sikkim Manipal University (SMU) will have to wait another year to do it. Students said losing one whole year after studying for three years and to wait for another year to attend …

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Gasa flash flood sweeps 5mn in damages

 Damages caused by the 20 June flood in Gasa accounts for over 5mn in damages to infrastructures, irrigation channels, houses and government buildings. The Department of Disaster Management (DDM) has prepared its initial report of the consolidated accounts for damages caused to the The detailed field assessment report was presented …

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Farm labor wage rates goes through the roof

The alarming increase in wage rate poses a huge threat to the famous red rice-production in Shengana Farmers in the shengana village of Punakha are faced with a serious issue of increased wage rate, making it difficult to maintain the level of crop cultivation. The issue is rampant also in …

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Construction noise deprives Thimphu residents of sleep

Loud noises from construction works in town have been keeping residents up at night. While residents complain about the issue, some home builders and contractors cited time constraints to complete their projects. Many residents that The Bhutanese talked to said noise from machinery, drilling, demolition and other kinds of activity …

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Hotels inspected for compliance of Labor Act

The Labor and Employment Act 2007 still remains a paper-tiger although 18 regulations are in place and regular inspections have been conducted. Even after many rounds of awareness programs to sensitize stakeholders, employers and employees are still not adequately aware of the most important provisions in the Act. Recently, labor …

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