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Bhutan to have Energy Efficiency Policies and Guidelines

Energy Efficiency Policies and Guidelines-

As energy efficiency plays a critical role in addressing energy security, economic and environmental objectives, Bhutan is gearing towards having an Energy Efficiency Policies and Guidelines in future.

An insight into tourism industry


Tourism industry has, over the years, contributed extensively towards job creation in the country.

HRH Princess Sonam Dechan Wangchuck conferred an Honorary Membership of the Thai Bar Association

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The President of the Bhutan National Legal Institute, Her Royal Highness Princess Sonam Dechan Wangchuck, was conferred an Honorary Membership of the Thai Bar Association in Bangkok, Thailand, yesterday.

Bhutan hosts 9th SAFTA Committee Experts Meeting


For the first time, Bhutan hosted the 9th Meeting of the South Asian Free Trade Area (SAFTA) Committee of Experts, today.

Infectious Bursal Disease contained

Infectious Bursal Disease contained

The Infectious Bursal Disease (IBD), which killed thousands of birds in Sarpang and Tsirang, has now been controlled. However, the livestock officials are still investigating the origin and causes of the disease.

Gidawom residents complain of mine explosion

Gidawom residents complain of mine explosion.

A team from the Department of Geology and Mines are investigating quarries in Gidaphu in Thimphu after the people living nearby complained of an unusually loud explosion that was carried out a week ago. Residents allege the explosion has caused cracks on the walls of their homes.

A Hindu temple in Barshong, Tsirang


Barshong Gewog in Tsirang will soon get a Hindu temple. The construction is in full swing. And it is the locals who are constructing the temple themselves.

More power tillers from Japan

More power tillers from Japan-KR II

Bhutan received 152 power tillers worth around Nu. 52.4 million from the Japanese government today under the KR II grant. The Japanese Ambassador to Bhutan, Takeshi Yagi, officially handed over the machinery to the Agriculture and Forests Minister.

DT decides again to construct the Dzong at Sarpang Tar

DYT decides again to construct the Dzong at Sarpang Tar

A special Sarpang Dzongkhag Tshogdu in March this year decided to construct the Dzong at Sarpang Tar. The location is where the present Dzongkhag administration is located. Since some Gewogs were not happy with the decision then, an application was put up to the Ministry of Home and Cultural Affairs. So, the issue was once again discussed in the Dzongkhag Tshogdu held last week.

Working overtime- how much should you be paid?


Tshering Pemo, 29, a private employee, begins her day at 9 o’ clock like everyone else. She works for more than 48 hours in a week. But, she doesn’t mind the long working hours as she is paid for her overtime working hours.



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