English | Dzongkha Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Certificate, a must for hotels to operate in new normal

The Tourism Council of Bhutan (TCB) will now certify all tourism service providers in the country to be able to operate in the new normal. It is as per the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP), developed by the council. Working towards reopening the country to tourists, the TCB is also training a group of trainers on Clean and Safe certification.

Human-wildlife conflict becoming a menace in Trongsa

From tigers attacking domestic animals to leopards mauling men in their homes to wild boars attacking crops, the issue of human-wildlife conflict is becoming a nightmare for the farmers in Trongsa. In Draagteng and Nubi Gewogs, the farmers have exhausted all means to protect their crops from wild boar attacks.

Thousand butter lamps offered for the late president of the University of Texas

Upon Royal Command of His Majesty The King, a thousand butter lamps and prayers were offered at the Semtokha Dzong today for the late president of the University of Texas in the US. The foreign minister, senior government officials and former Bhutanese Students of the university attended the service.

Leopard attacks two men in their house- Jangbi in Trongsa

Two men were attacked by a leopard that entered their house in Jangbi village under Langthil Gewog in Trongsa at about 9 PM yesterday. They were evacuated to the JDWNRH today.

Dual Training Programme to replace the current teaching modality in TTIs

Technical Training Institutes (TTIs) across the country could soon replace their current teaching modality with the Dual Training programme. Through the programme, trainees spend almost the entirety of their two-year course outside the institute working with partner companies. The programme was successfully piloted at the Chhumig TTI in Bumthang. The first batch of 27 trainees completed their two years under the Dual Training method recently.

Bhutan’s journey to become a model eco-tourism destination

To promote Bhutan as a model eco-tourism destination, the Tourism Council of Bhutan (TCB) launched the ecotourism project in Trashigang. The project “Mainstreaming Biodiversity Conservation into the Tourism Sector in Bhutan” was launched coinciding with the World Tourism Day today.

‘Survived on nettle plants and wild fruits’ – the missing boys in Gelegphu

Sometimes, life may seem difficult, but there is always a way out of chaos, given the determination to not give up. This cannot be more true than the recent case of missing boys in Gelegphu and their search and rescue operations. After four days and nights of non-stop search operation, the boys are finally reunited with their family.

A 26-year-old man in custody for the alleged rape of a minor- Tsirang

A 26-year-old man from Dagana is in the custody of Tsirang police for the alleged rape of a minor. He was detained in the first week of this month.

Cardamom replaces orange as cash crop- Pema Gatshel

Orange now takes a back seat. Cardamom has become the next cash crop for the farmers of Pema Gatshel. They started growing the spice in 2014. The highest number of growers are in Khangma chiwog. Some hundred households are into cardamom cultivation.

“His Majesty is our hope and is our future,” PM at UNGA on combating COVID-19

Bhutan’s resilience and hope amid the COVID-19 pandemic has rested on a leadership of a King- it was a message passed on during the Prime Minister’s address to the General Debate of the United Nations. Explaining the context, he said Bhutan saw a King who led by science and wisdom on one hand and care and compassion on the other.

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