Kuensel (Bhutan)

THIMPHU (Kuensel/ANN) - Replacing Zhemgang with Sarpang for the tourism flagship programme is in contravention of the Budget and Appropriation Act and must be reconsidered.

THIMPHU (Kuensel/ANN) - When the cottage and small industries (CSIs) globally are turning out to be mainstream financing target, Bhutan is well placed to reap the benefits.

THIMPHU (Kuensel/ANN) - There will finally be a housing policy, that will come as a relief to the 81 percent and growing urban dwellers paying rents and always at the whims of the landlords.

THIMPHU (Kuensel/ANN) -  Despite challenges in awareness and use of intellectual property (IP) assets in Bhuran, overall application for registration of IP increased this year. 

THIMPHU (Kuensel/ANN) - Besides causing some disgruntlements, the government’s decision to pay higher allowances to teachers and clinical health workers has not, as claimed, made much impact.

THIMPHU (Kuensel/ANN) - Is Bhutan recognized as one of the top ten global biodiversity hotspots? The straight answer is No.

THIMPHU (Kuensel/ANN)  - Commercial trucks ferrying riverbed materials (RBM) to Bangladesh and India are found carrying more than what is specified by the manufacturer on the registration certificate (bluebook).

THIMPHU (Kuensel/ANN) - With the three-year tariff cycle ending last month, the government has instructed the Bhutan Power Corporation (BPC) and Druk Green Power Corporation (DGPC) to maintain status quo on the existing domestic power tariff.

THIMPHU (Kuensel/ANN) -  After Trongsa police forwarded their investigation report, the Office of the Attorney General (OAG) is reviewing the case of the College of Language and Cultural Studies (CLCS) in Taktse.

THIMPHU (Kuensel/ANN) - The HIV case detection gap is closed by 2.4 percent resulting in an overall case detection gap of 47.6 percent, with the detection of 36 new HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) cases in the last six months.