Consignments halted at certain entry points due to COVID-19

Some of the consignments coming from third countries have been halted at certain entry points due to the outbreak of COVID-19 in the world. Import and exportagents in the country expressed their concern that the consignments are being detained and causing demurrage at the airport and ship port. Managing director of Tamu Worldwide Shipping private […]

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Parents’ negligence main cause of minors gone missing, say police

Thimphu police say parents’ negligence is one of the major reasons for missing of persons (MoP) especially minors. In the month of March two missing cases of minors were reported to police however, the children were found and during the investigation it was found that parents had neglected to take care of their children. On […]

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Employees of SOEs to get more than civil servants after pay revision

Although pay revision for State Owned Enterprises (SOEs) includes the same basic salary percentage hike as civil servants, which is 6% to 35% plus 20% house rent allowance for corporate employees, the amount that SOE employees will get is higher than civil servants. This was affirmed by Finance Minister Namgay Tshering during the Meet-The-Press session […]

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NOFP targets 200 youth to create 1,571 jobs

The National Organic Flagship Programme (NOFP) will engage more than 200 youth as entrepreneurs and create 1,571 job opportunities this year. The NOFP will be implemented in a mission mode program through cluster or focused village approach under the Department of Agriculture (DoA) with an approved budget of Nu 1bn. NOFP’s Program Director Kelzang Tshomo […]

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Zero tolerance in corruption through NIACS

Reinvigorating the policy on ‘zero tolerance to corruption’ and in an effort to reinforce ‘DAMTSI’ as the core Bhutanese value the ‘National Integrity and Anti-Corruption Strategy (NIACS) 2019-2023’ was launched on August 14. Lyonchhen Dr. Lotay Tshering graced the launch at Terma Linca. With the theme ‘DAMTSI: Developing Accountable, Moral and Transparent Systems and Individuals’, […]

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Consumer Protection Office receives 19 complaints

As per records maintained by the Office of Consumer Protection (OCP), it received 19 written complaints within the period of fiscal year 2018-19. The office also received complaints through national toll free helpline number, 1214 during the office hours. However, only four complaints pertaining to individual consumer related issue were noted. All types of consumer […]

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