English | Dzongkha Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Tourism Association proposes incentivising tourists with SDF exemption

If approved, the first more than 300,000 tourists visiting Bhutan hereafter won’t have to pay the Sustainable Development Fee (SDF). As a post-COVID recovery measure, the Tourism Association is proposing the government for the SDF waiver. To this effect, they have submitted a proposal to the Economic and Finance Committee of the National Assembly, requesting deliberation during the upcoming session of the parliament.

Norgaygang Gup files case against Home Secretary and two others- Samtse

The Norgaygang Gup in Samtse filed a case against the Home Secretary, the Dzongkhag Tshogdu Chairperson and the planning officer today for alleged administrative lapses. The case is related to training for Tshogpas held in Phuentshogling in May 2019 when the secretary was the Dzongda there.

Digital literacy programme for Trongsa residents

Sangay Tashi, a curator at the Taa Dzong Museum in Trongsa, posts pictures, videos, and information online to promote the Museum. But since recently, he has been careful with his online activities. Having attended a digital literacy programme recently, he is more aware of the risks involved.

A Milk Processing Unit to the rescue of farmers – Tokari in P/Gatshel

For farmers, enterprises such as milk processing units have not only become a primary source of income, but also empower them. Like elsewhere, Tokari Gonor Detshen at Tokari in Nanong Gewog of Pema Gatshel is also a proud enterprise today. Just about a year old, the group is already a successful venture.

Paralegals can continue to represent their employing institutions in court

Paralegals can continue to represent their employing institutions in the courts. The decision was arrived at after the representatives of a group of legal practitioners approached the Chief Justice today. In August, upon the Bar Council’s request, the Supreme Court announced that only Jabmi certificate holders could represent a client in a court. 

Leopard attacks and kills a dog in Jangbi- Trongsa

People of Wangling in Langthil Gewog of Trongsa are living in fear after another leopard attack last week. This time, the victim was a dog. It succumbed to the injuries last Wednesday. Park officials are still patrolling the area for the cat after two men in Jangbi were mauled inside the house last month.

Kelme Bhutan Women’s National Football League- weekends update

In the ongoing Kelme Bhutan Women’s National Football League, Sunrise Women’s FC humbled Yangchenphug Women’s FC 7-0 yesterday. The match was played at the Changlimithang stadium.

Body fished out of river

The body of a three-year-old boy was fished out of the Wangchhu river in Thimphu at around 12 PM today. According to the Police, the body was discovered near Pelkhil School and has been handed over to the mother. The police are investigating the case.

Second dose for children aged 12-17 to begin from 26th October

The health ministry will roll out the vaccination drive for children who are yet to receive the second dose of COVID vaccines from Tuesday. It constitutes about 45,000 children between the ages of 12-17 years in 15 districts.

New vegetable shed needed in Damphu town

The vegetable vendors of Damphu town in Tsirang say there is a need for a new vegetable shed. At present, most of the vendors are not able to display all their vegetables as the shed is small, cramped and more than a decade old.

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