Former LEP participants moving on in life 

Some of the youth involved in the learn and earn programme (LEP) programme and who have returned from Japan said it was time they moved on beyond LEP issue when they met the Prime Minister yesterday. 
Regional tourists today are not charged any tariffKuensel

Tourism policy to be finalised by this year

Refuting claims that the government discussed the tourism policy with the government of India, chairperson of Tourism Council of Bhutan (TCB) Dr Tandi Dorji said that the government did not consult the Indian government on the draft tourism policy.
Surveyors from the bridge division of the Department of Road at the Maokhola basin in Gelephu earlier this month looking for a feasible location of a permanent bridgeKuensel

Maokhola bridge will be built: PM  

The government is positive that a bridge over Maokhola in Gelephu would materialise this time. 

Villagers and businessman at loggerheads over a plot of land

Paddy is a major food crop in a water-scarce Thangu village in Wangduephodrang. For generations, villagers appease the Tshomen for rain, believed to be residing in a pond village, for bountiful yield.

RCSC suspends President of JDWNRH

The Royal Civil Service Commission following a special commission meeting yesterday, decided to suspend the President of the Jigme Dorji Wangchuck National Referral Hospital (JDWNRH), Lhab Dorji.
Government will try to open a store that sells biodegradable products for the hawkers (File photo)Kuensel

PM encourages hawkers to use decomposable cups and plates

During an interaction with the hawkers in Thimphu, Prime Minister Dr Lotay Tshering encouraged them to use biodegradable cups and plates

Handicraft vendors propose change in sealing policy

Less than a year into implementation, Department of Culture’s policy requiring its seal on all religious items for sale has run into teething practical problems. 

Private lottery businesses illegal 

To stamp down gambling and fraud, the Department of Law and Order issued a public notice strictly prohibiting operation of any lottery business by private individuals or entities a few days ago. 
Lyonpo Namgay TsheringKuensel

SOE’s salary revised sans 25 % corporate allowance, bonus

The biggest change in approving the salary revision of state-owned enterprises (SOEs) has been doing away with the 25 percent corporate allowance and the flat bonus system SOEs declare every year depending on their performance.
DRA has received about 500 reports of medicine side effects so farKuensel

Bhutan observes Med Safety Week 

Drug Regulatory Authority (DRA) is conducting an online campaign on the side effects of medicine to mark the Med Safety Week, which began on November 25. 

Bhutan-India hold development cooperation talks today 

The second Bhutan-India development cooperation talks for the 12th Plan between the governments of Bhutan and India is scheduled to be held in New Delhi today. 

When innovation and culture promotion do not meet

Modified ghos have entered the market. Although at the heart of the style is convenience, some say the trend is good. Others disagree. Tailors say such innovations are a threat to the survival of the Bhutanese culture.

Taktsang keeps pony services alive

Taktsang gleams under the turquoise blue sky. There is special aura about this national icon that is almost heavenly.