MPs pocket driver allowance without employing drivers

Parliamentarians claim Nu 6,000 allowance for personal driver every month. In five years, 58 MPs entitled to the allowance would altogether take a whopping Nu 20.88 mn. Parliamentarians are entitled to a monthly allowance of Nu 6,000 for employment of personal drivers but none of them have a driver on payroll. Yet this allowance is […]

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Phobjikha homestay owners complain of unfair tourist distribution

There are around 30 homestays in Phobjikha and Gangtey – 13 in Phobjikha and 17 in Gangtey Many homestay owners in Phobjikha in Wangdue have allegedly accused the Royal Society for Protection of Nature’s (RSPN) base office in Phobjikha and the Gewog Mangmi (local government representative) for unfair distribution of tourists to homestays in Phobjikha. […]

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Students and parents call for re-investigation into ‘Learn and Earn’ program

The representative of the parents and students of the ‘Learn and Earn’ program in Japan has submitted an appeal letter to the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) to reinvestigate the case Monday. In a six page submission, it stated that though ACC has implicated the former Labor Minister and the Director General of the labor ministry for […]

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Housing crunch continues in Phuentsholing

Thousands of Bhutanese are still resorting to reside across the border town in Jaigaon, India, because of the exorbitant rents in Phuentsholing Contrary to the perception that the housing problems in Phuentsholing would be greatly resolved following the allotment of apartments to 506 registered applicants by the National Housing Development Corporation Limited (NHDCL) last month, […]

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Four points along Indo-Bhutan border included for Bhutanese export

Much to the relief of Bhutanese exporters, the Jaigaon Land Customs Station in Jaigaon, India has now officially included four border entry points as legal entry points for Bhutanese agro products. After discussion with the Indian representatives in Jaigaon this week, the Indian Customs officials in Jaigaon have declared points of Jaigaon near Phuentsholing, Chamurchi […]

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