Was the recent decision of the Government that increased taxes on vehicles legally correct?

With the implementation of Goods & Service Tax (GST) in India, imports of goods have generally become cheaper in Bhutan. Consumption is expected to grow which could cause considerable strain on our rupee reserve, especially when considering import of vehicles. Governments use fiscal policy tools to manage the economy and taxes are an important and […]

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10 resolutions adopted in APA meeting

A meeting of the standing committee on social and cultural affairs of the Asian Parliamentary Assembly (APA) adopted 10 resolutions the second day of the meeting. The adoption of the resolutions followed two days of vigorous deliberation among more than 100 parliamentarians from 21 countries, including 12 parliamentarians from Bhutan. The resolutions cover a wide […]

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DPT reveals north Tsirang candidate

The Druk Phuensum Tshogpa (DPT) introduced its candidate for Sergithang-Tsirangtoe constituency, north Tsirang yesterday. Kewal Ram Adhikari, a 49-year-old from Tashicholing village under Phuentenchu gewog, Tsirang who completed Bachelors in English and environment from Royal Thimphu College this year, is a businessman. “If you want to make a difference in your society and country, you […]

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RCSC utilizes 85% of total budget last year

Donors, namely the Government of India and the Austrian Development Assistance, provided a large portion of budgetary support to RCSC The Royal Civil Service Commission’s (RCSC) expenditure in the fiscal year 2016-17 amounted to Nu 320mn. According to the RCSC’s Annual Report (state of the royal civil service), 85.6% of the total revised budget has […]

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Prices of vehicles imported from India decrease

However, prices of vehicles imported from third countries have gone up Vehicles imported from India come cheaper after the Goods and Services Tax (GST) imposition. However, prices of vehicles imported from third countries have increased due to the valuation of tax from point of entry (PoE) to point of sale (PoS). An official from Zimdra […]

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Eye bank to fully operate by next year

More than 300 people are waiting for cornea transplant of whom 110 are in immediate need After remaining non-operational for almost two years, the ophthalmology department at Jigme Dorji Wangchuck National Referral Hospital (JDWNRH) is looking at resuming eye bank facilities by coming year. The cornea specialist at JDWNRH, Dr Nor Tshering, who had been […]

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