Begin The Journey Of Restitution Of Our Morality – Yeshey Dorji

Yesterday a Member of the Parliament called me to say that the 4th Pay Commission’s recommendations have been tabled for discussion. Thus I believe that it is time that I make one more attempt to urge the ruling government and the present set of lawmakers to do the right thing. I urge them not to […]

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PM reaffirms Bhutan’s commitment to BIMSTEC

The Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) Day 2019 was observed with a thousand butter lamp lighting ceremony at Dechenphodrang monastery in Thimphu on Thursday. Foreign minister Dr Tandi Dorji graced the event as the Chief Guest and other participants comprised members of the diplomatic corps, international organizations and regional […]

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India’s Foreign Minister arrives in Bhutan on first overseas visit

External Affairs Minister of India, Dr. Subrahmanyam Jaishankar, arrived in the country for a two-day official visit yesterday, his first overseas trip after assuming charge of the ministry. The minister was received by foreign affairs minister Dr Tandi Dorji, Ambassador of Bhutan to India Maj. Gen. V. Namgyal, Ambassador of India to Bhutan Ruchira Kamboj […]

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Truck owners disappointed with increased loading capacity

They say increase in 3MT would make no difference The revision of the loading capacity or the Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW) of a 10-wheeler truck from 25MT to 28MT by the government has not gone down well with truck owners in the border town of Phuentsholing. Meanwhile, information and communications minister Karma Donnen Wangdi informed […]

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Online lottery to start from October

After testing paper lotteries, Bhutan Lottery Limited will be venturing into online lottery. Two i-lotteries and a terminal based lottery are expected to hit the market by October this year. BLL officials are working to launch the product after completing software development which will be outsourced to a private firm through open tender soon. Bingo […]

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Removal of 5% voucher tax to be discussed in 3rd session of Parliament

The removal of 5% voucher tax will be discussed only in the third session of the parliament. Finance minister Namgay Tshering said all the tax reforms and fiscal policy reforms will be presented in the third session. The Member of Parliament (MP) from Nganglam constituency, Choida Jamtsho, questioned the finance minister on the government’s pledge […]

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