Her Majesty The Gyaltsuen expresses concern over increased waste generation

Her Majesty The Gyaltsuen graced an event last Sunday to commemorate June 2, which marks the Coronation of His Majesty the Fourth Druk Gyalpo, and has been traditionally celebrated in Bhutan with an environment theme. Addressing the event, Her Majesty expressed concern over the increase in waste generation, and said that Her Majesty is aware […]

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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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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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BoB introduces Dzongkha language option in their digital platforms

In celebration of 51 years of service to the nation, Bank of Bhutan Limited (BoB) introduced the Dzongkha versions on its major digital platforms (mBoB, ATM and website) as an initiative to preserve and promote the country’s national language as well as to support the national goal of ‘Financial Inclusion’. The bank also introduced BoBSmart […]

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ACC restitutes Nu 28.96mn last year

Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) restituted only Nu 28.96mn of the supposed total monetary restitution of Nu.186.93mn ordered by various courts last year, according to ACC annual report, 2018. It includes restitution amount of Nu. 15.62mn related to judgments rendered and 15 decimal land. Currently, the ACC’s total monetary restitution ordered by courts stands at Nu. 377.44mn […]

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Govt. quizzed on hiring medical specialists from Bangladesh

The policy of hiring doctors, according to the foreign affairs minister, is not new and has existed since 1990 The Member of Parliament (MP) from the Kanglung-Samkhar-Udzorong constituency in Trashigang, Dr Samdrup R. Wangchuk questioned foreign affairs minister Dr Tandi Dorji on the financial implication of the government’s initiative to hire 20 medical specialists and […]

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