Govt. holds Public-Private Dialogue on GST

Following the government’s announcement to introduce Goods and Services Tax (GST) at 7% in the National Assembly, a Public-Private Dialogue on GST was held at the office of the Bhutan Chamber of Commerce & Industry (BCCI) yesterday afternoon. The meeting was attended by the Prime Minister, Finance Minister, parliamentarians, government officials and stakeholders from the […]

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Students trained on entrepreneurship

Financial Institutions Training Institute (FITI) conducted a winter training program for students at Thimphu from January 6 to 17 to equip them with entrepreneurship skills. The training included 24 students aged between 13 to 16 years from different schools. The participants were selected based on writing skills or business ideas through a social website. They […]

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OAG charges 11 individuals in Japan’s LEP case

The Office of Attorney General (OAG) forwarded the Japan’s Learn and Earn Program (LEP) case against the owner and a business partner of Bhutan Employment Overseas (BEO) along with nine other staffs to the district court yesterday. The OAG charged owner of BEO Jurmey Tshewang and his partner Tenzin Rigden for 697 counts of forgery […]

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SOP to address human trafficking

Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for multi-sectoral response will address Trafficking in Persons in the country. The objective of the SOP is to provide clarity on the roles and responsibilities of all relevant agencies and to strengthen coordination among key stakeholders in preventing and combating TIP in a more effective and efficient manner, in line with […]

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Zhabtog app provides goods and services at doorsteps

Aspiring to become the country’s biggest ever all-in-one online market platform, Dragon Coders Private Limited (DCPL), a team of Bhutanese developers launched a user-friendly app called Zhabtog a week ago. “It is an Indian Amazon version of Bhutanese made and provides different choices with variable price range,” said DCPL’s Chief Executive Officer, Leki Choden adding […]

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29 farmer groups linked to 18 schools and a hospital

In a bid to supply schools and hospitals with domestically produced quality food and vegetables, 464 farmers of 29 groups were linked to 18 schools and a hospital in Trongsa Dzongkhag. The farmer groups have signed the agreement with the schools last month and they will supply their vegetables to schools and hospitals on a […]

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Govt. approves Nu 1.3bn for Health Flagship Program

After numerous deliberations, the government has finalized Health Flagship Program with an approved budget Nu 1.3bn at the Prime Minister’s Office yesterday. The Health Flagship program focuses on the prevention, early screening and treatment of the three cancers – cervical, breast and stomach. The government also aims to take all basic diagnostic services to the […]

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