Govt. has no authority to regulate interest rates – Finance Minister

Finance Minister Namgay Tshering maintained that the government has no control over regulating interest rates on loans given by the banks during the Question Hour session at the National Assembly yesterday. The finance minister was responding to the query from Member of Parliament from Athang-Thedtsho Constituency Kinley Wangchuk, who asked the finance minister whether the […]

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More than eight acres of maize damaged in Yangnyer gewog

Pests have damaged eight to nine acres of maize plants belonging to about 30 households in Kharza-Leyphu chiwog, Yangnyer gewog in Trashigang. It has been more than a month since the pest suspected to be stem borer has started affecting the corns grown by the villagers. According to the agricultural officials in Trashigang, suspected stem […]

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Govt. outlines plans to curb mass regional tourists

Levying Sustainable Development Fee, either Nu 3,000 for each tourist or Nu 300 per day per tourist, is one of the possible solutions suggested Foreign Affairs Minister Dr. Tandi Dorji was questioned on the government’s policies and plans to regulate mass regional tourists by Deputy Chairperson of National Council (NC) Jigme Wangchuk during the NC […]

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Tourism Council strengthens Brand Bhutan

The Tourism Council of Bhutan (TCB) is trying to strongly promote Bhutan as an exclusive destination through Brand Bhutan. The elements of Brand Bhutan comprise Gross National Happiness, History, Dzongs, Exotic, Shangrila, Exclusive, Pristine Environment, Carbon negative, Culture, and Tradition, Language, Tshechus, People, Vajrayana Buddhism, Vibrant Democracy gifted by Monarchs and Selfless Kings.  Bhutan opened […]

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PM to visit Brussels for 13th edition of EDD

Prime Minister Dr. Lotay Tshering will be visiting Brussels, Belgium, from June 18-19 at the invitation of President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker to participate in the 13th edition of the European Development Days (EDD). The EDD, instituted in 2006 by the European Union (EU), brings together leaders, practitioners, policy and decision-makers to share […]

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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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