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Royal Bhutan Police’s Canine unit to expand

Dechen PemWith the introduction of K-9 unit in 1983, The Royal Bhutan Police (RBP) has started deploying groups of K-9 police dogs in various fields to track culprits, detect explosives, spot drugs and search and rescue. With 4 of them being the first police dog officers, there are now a total of 33 of them in the country. K-9 unit …

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Extortionate rents for safeguard of economy and banks?

…..𝑯𝒐𝒖𝒔𝒆 π’π’˜π’π’†π’“π’” 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒕𝒆𝒏𝒂𝒏𝒕𝒔 𝒂𝒓𝒆 𝒕𝒐 π’„π’‚π’“π’“π’š 𝒃𝒓𝒖𝒏𝒕 𝒐𝒇 π‘©π’‚π’π’Œπ’”β€™ π’„π’π’π’–π’π’•π’†π’“π’—π’‚π’Šπ’π’† 𝒇𝒐𝒓 π’„π’π’–π’π’•π’“π’šβ€™π’” π’”π’Šπ’›π’‚π’ƒπ’π’† π’†π’„π’π’π’π’Žπ’š 𝒂𝒔 π’˜π’†π’π’ 𝒂𝒔 π’•π’‰π’†π’Šπ’“ π’π’˜π’ π’”π’π’‚π’ˆ π’‡π’“π’π’Ž 𝒕𝒉𝒆 π’”π’‚π’Žπ’† 𝒑𝒐𝒐𝒍 𝒐𝒇 π’†π’„π’π’π’π’Žπ’š. Sonam Deki Tenants cry over exorbitant house rents. Majority of tenants are from the middle or low income groups and they spent large pie of their salary on the rent. Karma Penjor who …

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Hoteliers in bordering towns hit hard by SDF

β€¦π’˜π’Šπ’•π’‰ 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝑺𝑫𝑭 π’ƒπ’†π’Šπ’π’ˆ π’Šπ’Žπ’‘π’π’”π’†π’… 𝒐𝒏 𝒕𝒉𝒆 π’“π’†π’ˆπ’Šπ’π’π’‚π’ π’•π’π’–π’“π’Šπ’”π’•, π’‰π’π’•π’†π’π’Šπ’†π’“π’” π’‚π’π’π’π’ˆ 𝒕𝒉𝒆 π’ƒπ’π’“π’…π’†π’“π’Šπ’π’ˆ π’•π’π’˜π’π’” 𝒂𝒓𝒆 𝒏𝒐𝒕 π’‰π’‚π’‘π’‘π’š π’˜π’Šπ’•π’‰ 𝒕𝒉𝒆 π’…π’†π’„π’Šπ’”π’Šπ’π’ Tenzin Lhaden Regional tourists and business personals who visit Bhutan prefer to stay across the border hotels owing to Sustainable Development Fee (SDF) of Nu. 1200 per night which they have to pay if they stayed in Bhutan. With opening …

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Residents welcome Pedestrian Terminal User Fee

….π’“π’†π’”π’Šπ’…π’†π’π’•π’” 𝒐𝒇 π‘·π’‰π’–π’π’•π’”π’‰π’π’π’Šπ’π’ˆ 𝒅𝒐 𝒏𝒐𝒕 𝒉𝒂𝒗𝒆 π’‚π’π’š π’Šπ’”π’”π’–π’† π’˜π’Šπ’•π’‰ 𝒕𝒉𝒆 π’π’π’Žπ’Šπ’π’‚π’ 𝒇𝒆𝒆 𝒓𝒂𝒕𝒉𝒆𝒓; π’•π’‰π’†π’š π’”π’‚π’š π’Šπ’• π’˜π’‚π’” 𝒂 𝒃𝒆𝒔𝒕 π’„π’‰π’π’Šπ’„π’† Tenzin Lhaden A nominal user fee of Nu 10 per individual (Bhutanese and foreigners) entering and exiting through the Pedestrian Terminal in Phuntsholing started levying from November 1, 2022 amidst skepticism and reluctance from netizins. However, pedestrian terminal users have …

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Crusher Plants in precarious situation

Tenzin LhadenWith business being on hold for more than two months, some of crusher plant owners in Sarpang are unhappy with the current precarious situation. Crusher owners purchase stone boulders along the allotted riverbed from Natural Resources Development Corporation Limited (NRDCL) and pay royalty to Department of Forests and Park Services (DoFPS) before 2 months when the business was in …

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High Concentration of Fecal coliform in stream, drinking water is safe

Tenzin LhadenAccording to the water sample collected from Motithang stream, Thimphu on September 9, 2022 showed the concentration of Fecal coliform to be at 108(CFU/100ml). The concentration of Fecal Coliform exceeding 50 is categorised as grossly polluted water for human consumption. The presence of fecal coliform bacteria in aquatic environments indicates that the water has been contaminated with the fecal …

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108 Stories from Women of Bhutan, Feminism our ways

By Tenzin Lhaden When the team first started, they wanted to write stories about inspiring women of Bhutan. 108 is such an auspicious number which is why they decided to write 108 stories in the book. They started collecting stories from 2020.As of now, they have collected about 70 stories and yet to collect more from all over Bhutan. The …

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Increasing Bhutanese Content Creators

The youth of new generation is breaking the stereotype of profession and charting into the digital workstations By Tenzin Lhaden Anyone would be charmed by the idea of having their own social media page or a YouTube channel where they can create their own contents and upload given the continuous extension of the video creating cultureAll things considered, a fun …

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TCB forges new path with Believe

Sonam Deki Tourism Council of Bhutan (TCB) in pursuit of redefining its policy and business structure in the midst of pandemic, when the business was at halt with restricted movements for more than two years. After a much wait, TCB introduced major overall tourism business structure mostly doing away with the old system. Among them, TCB redefined the brand Bhutan …

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Off-grid Solar Power: Lighting the rural lives

Tenzin LhadenBhutan’s initiative to embark on alternative renewal energy may be at a neonatal stage apparently, the country has positioned in the right place with successful commissioning of Bhutan’s first grid-tied solar power plant at Rubesa, Wangduephodrang in August 2021. This 180 kilowatt solar power plant is a step towards diversification of achieving energy security and lessening dependency on hydroelectricity. …

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