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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Nu 65 bn allocated for 2019-20 fiscal year

The government has proposed a total budget of Nu 64.82bn for the financial year 2019-20. Finance Minister Namgay Tshering revealed this while presenting the national budget for financial year 2019-20 to the National Assembly yesterday. The Finance Minister mentioned that the main objective of the budget is to ensure economic growth and stability and  achieve […]

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Govt. to have new vision for economic self-reliance

The Gross National Happiness Commission would spearhead works for the new vision and consult with various concerned agencies including political parties, according to the foreign affairs minister Bhutan would fail in meeting economic self-reliance by 2020 because the development plans carried earlier were not based on the Bhutan 2020 Vision. This was divulged by foreign […]

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Programming competition to be held annually among colleges

Inter-Collegiate programming competition will now be an annual event among undergraduates of various colleges under the Royal University of Bhutan. With the success of the first Inter-collegiate programming competition in College of Science and Technology recently, the college faculty are saying that the competition will be an annual event. The college has been organizing the […]

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BBS awaits switchover to digital network

As the nation goes from analog to digital in television (TV) system, Bhutan Broadcasting Service Corporation (BBSC) still operates two analogue TV networks for television services. The Bhutan Infocomm and Media Authority (BICMA) extended time for switchover from analog to digital Television for Thimphu Thromde until May 31 and it will be carried out phase-wise […]

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