No plans for a slaughterhouse in Bhutan: Prime Minister

During the question hour session in the National Assembly on May 19, North-Thimphu MP, Kinga Tshering, questioned the government on its alleged plan of setting up mega livestock processing plants that will include butchering of cattle and pigs in the country by December 2015. He said such a livestock processing plant is against Bhutan’s culture and More...

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By tb admin On Monday, May 25th, 2015
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Bhutan gets Nu 1.943 bn excise duty refund for 2014

A delegation led the Director General of Directorate General of Inspection, Customs and Central Excise, Government of India (GoI), P.K Mohanty, visited Bhutan, from May 13 to 22, for verification and qualification More...

By The Bhutanese On Tuesday, May 19th, 2015
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Breaking News: Lyonchhen, Home Minister and Agriculture Minister clarify that there are no plans for a slaughter house in Bhutan

The Minister for Home and Cultural Affairs in a statement to the Parliament said that the government has no plans to open a slaughterhouse in Bhutan. The Minister for Agriculture and Forests Lyonpo Yeshey Dorji More...

By tb admin On Monday, May 18th, 2015
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Now Government says there never was a slaughterhouse plan

A senior government official, on the condition of anonymity, told this paper that the government had no plans for a slaughterhouse as was being widely discussed. Weather this final stance is due to modification More...

By tb admin On Monday, May 18th, 2015
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Bhutan will attempt to break the tree planting Guinness World Record on 2nd June

60th Birth Anniversary Celebrations In a first ever, Bhutan will be attempting to break a very green Guinness World Record as part of the 60th birth anniversary celebrations of His Majesty the Fourth King. The More...

By tb admin On Monday, May 18th, 2015
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Meat shops in Thimphu get fantastic sales before month long ban

Meat shops in the capital city are crowded with just three days left for them to be closed for the next one month. Vendors are even running short of meat to meet the increased demand as people rush to buy stocks More...

By tb admin On Monday, May 18th, 2015
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Bhutan’s tourism sector feels the Nepal quake

157 cancellations within just 20 days Ever since the major earthquake in Nepal on 25th April 2015 around 20 days ago the Tourism Council of Bhutan has seen 157 cancellations from 31 tour companies almost all from More...

By The Bhutanese On Saturday, May 16th, 2015
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Exclusive: Now Government says there never was a slaughterhouse plan

A senior government official, on the condition of anonymity, told this paper that the government had no plans for a slaughterhouse as was being widely discussed. Whether this final stance is due to modification More...

By The Bhutanese On Monday, May 11th, 2015
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Health strategy asks ministries to set aside 1% of budget for health promotion

The Ministry of Health has come up with a National Health Promotion Strategic Plan (NHSP) 2013 – 2023 that all major government ministries and agencies allocate at least one percent of their annual budget for More...

By tb admin On Monday, May 11th, 2015
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Bhutan’s ‘not so happy’ people leave it ranked mid-way in World Happiness Report

PM acknowledges Bhutanese people are not necessarily the happiest people on earth July 2011 saw a major diplomatic coup for Bhutan when a Bhutan sponsored resolution on measuring and using happiness to guide government More...