Condom vending machines expected to reduce STIs

A pilot project involving the installation of seven condom vending machines in Phuentsholing is expected to reduce cases of Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) and unwanted pregnancies in town. The Department of Public Health under National HIV/AIDS and STIs Control Program installed the condom vending machines in Phuentsholing. Phuentsholing, being the business hub of the country, […]

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DNT takes govt to court over “tax alteration”

Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa (DNT) submitted a constitutional case against the government on tax alteration to the High Court yesterday. According to a press release from DNT, the party is taking this corrective step to request the Court to rule on the illegal and unconstitutional implementation of tax alteration, after careful consideration and comprehensive consultation, in […]

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Vehicle taxation will not reduce but control imports: Finance minister

Quizzed on the recent tax raise on vehicle imports, finance minister, Namgay Dorji said that though the measure might not reduce vehicle import, it is expected that vehicle import will at least be controlled. “The latest decision of the government is meant to neutralize and restrict vehicle import. Though imports might increase, the measure will […]

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Indian consignments delayed due to confusion over exports

Most business communities in Phuentsholing are yet to receive consignments post-Goods and Services Tax (GST) imposition in India. For the past one and half months, no new consignments have reached the shops despite placing supply orders. Godowns are running empty with existing stocks being depleted. Grocery retailers who have been importing from India have started […]

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