English | Dzongkha Saturday, February 24, 2018

NA decides to waive off royalty for tourists visiting eastern Bhutan

The National Assembly (NA) decided to waive off the tourism royalty of US$ 65 per day for tourists visiting eastern districts yesterday. This was decided while discussing the Tourism Levy Exemption Bill 2017 with the intention to encourage more number of tourists to visit eastern Bhutan.

NA endorses Tourism Levy Exemption Bill 2017

The National Assembly (NA), through a majority vote, passed the Tourism Levy Exemption Bill 2017, as Money Bill today.

22 new HIV cases detected in last six months

Twenty two more people have tested positive for Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) from June to November this year. This takes the total number of people detected with HIV so far this year to 55.

Filtered water for Zhemgang, Yebilaptsa central schools

Zhemgang and Yebilaptsa central schools now supplies filtered water to their students and teachers.This has become possible after the Rotary Club of Thimphu and the Disaster Aid Australia donated water filtration equipment to the two schools.

Works to install water pipes causing inconveniences to Paro residents

For over five months now, streets in Paro town have been dug to install a new water distribution pipes and construct drains. But for many local residents, the ongoing works are never-ending and cause inconveniences for them.

Merag villagers unhappy with GC road condition

Eight years ago, villagers in Merag Gewog under Trashigang were elated with the opening of the Gewog Centre (GC) road. But now, they are simply disappointed with its terrible condition.

BFF honoured with AFC President Recognition Award

The Bhutan Football Federation (BFF) has received the AFC President Recognition Award for grassroots football in the aspiring category.

Crowd swells at annual Samtse Tshechu

Contrary to the past years, this year, the number of spectators witnessing annual Tshechu in Samtse swelled. This is due to the initiative taken by the District Tshechu Committee where setting up of game stalls which involved wagering of money was prohibited.

U-16 cricket team prepares for ACC Eastern Region Cup

Bhutan’s under-16 cricket team is gearing up for the upcoming Asian Cricket Council Eastern Region Cup. The tournament, which will be hosted by the Cricket Association of Thailand, begins on December 11.

Monks of Dodedhrak clean up Kuensel Phodrang

Wearing gloves and face mouth masks, it was not their typical day as the monks of Dodedhrak Shedra in Thimphu picked up wastes at the Kuenselphodrang yesterday.

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