Beware Bhutanese drivers: Indian government revises penalties on traffic violation

From this month, people driving along the Indian roads and highways should be more cautious as the India’s Rajya Sabha passed the Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill, 2019. The bill contains provisions that will make traffic violations along the roads more costly following the revision in the penalties for violating traffic rules that was put forward […]

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Advance tax payment to ease burden of paying tax one way

Large and medium business and corporate units must deposit their tax advance hereon. The Department of Revenue and Customs has notified that all large and medium business or corporate units must deposit their advance tax by August 31. According to the Ministry of Finance, based on the tax paid in the previous year, large and […]

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UN launches Annual Results Report 2018

The United Nations in Bhutan launched its Annual Results Report 2018 at the UN House in Kawajangsa, Thimphu yesterday. The report reflects on the strong collaboration and partnerships between the UN agencies, the Royal Government of Bhutan, the Civil Society Organizations, academia, the private sector, development partners and the people of Bhutan. This report also […]

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REDCL turns first CSI bank in the country

Royal Monetary Authority (RMA) has issued in-principle approval for Rural Enterprise Development Corporation Limited (REDCL) to be the first CSI bank to operate in the country. The approval was issued during the Bhutan Economic Forum for Innovative Transformation (BEFIT) 2019 summit which was held last week for three days at Royal Thimphu College. Minister for […]

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REC to change history text books for classes VII-XII

Prompted by the fact that Bhutan History textbooks for classes VII to XII are riddled with grammatical and factual errors plus redundancy, and have not been revised for the past two decades, a major curriculum reform is in the offing. To resolve the issue, a team from the Royal Education Council (REC) is working ona […]

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First Indo-Bhutan collaboration movie ‘Rolong’ to release by mid-2020

With shooting started from July 18 this year, the first Bhutan-Bollywood project movie Rolong is expected to release by mid-2020. The project will add to the existing bilateral ties by further strengthening the already strong Bhutan-India Friendship. “The film is not about walking dead but it is about rituals,as a particular ritualcan make a dead […]

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