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Visiting charges in line with tourism policy, not about revenue and receipts, beyond economics: TCB DG

Puran Gurung Clarifying doubts that Bhutanโ€™s revised tourism system is thwarting the entry of Indian tourists to the country, Tourism Council of Bhutanโ€™s (TCB) Director General (DG) says otherwise.  TCBโ€™s DG Dorji Dhradhul says that levying the revised Sustainable Development Fund (SDF) of Nu 1,200 for Indian tourists is in line with Bhutanโ€™s tourism policy, and for the good of …

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Better care of elderly taken to doorsteps

โ€ฆ Blood tests are the most commonly prescribed among follow-up tests Staff Reporter Upon the Royal Command, the Kidu Mobile Medical Unit (KMMU) as a part of pilot project will collect blood samples of elderlies above 70 years at their place of residence in Thimphu starting August 1. To take the healthcare services to the homes of the elderly citizens …

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Sky rocketing phone prices despite import tax exemption

The duty tax was exempted on the import of mobile phones in January2020 to benefit citizens Yeshey Lhadon The consumers are complaining of eye-watering prices of smart phones. The duty tax was exempted on the import of mobile phones in January 2020 to benefit the citizens. And smartphones have become an integral part of our daily lives with the country …

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Ugly truth behind male beauty pageant contest organized by Mister National Universe

Yeshey Lhadon Pema Khandu Wangchuk wished he never reached out to a male pageantry contest held by Mister National Universe Organization (MNUO), Thailand. Pema feels that it did more damage than welfare to him. He said, “Before coming here (Thailand), I thought it’s an international pageant just like many people. I thought it’s a huge platform with opportunities to get …

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Mother redeems life of her daughter by donating her kidney

Yeshey Lhadon Mother is the greatest blessing for a child by God โ€“ this adage has been truly manifested by a mother for her 16-year-old daughter, she donated her kidney to redeem her daughterโ€™s life. Chimi Lhazin Kitshog, a 16-year-old patient with end-stage kidney disease is on her medical journey to get a kidney transplant at Christian Medical College (CMC), …

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