Vehicle quota for each household to be reviewed – PM

Prime Minister Dr. Lotay Tshering maintained that vehicle quota for each household that the ruling party pledged during the general election campaign will be reviewed at the Friday Meet session yesterday. “The pledge is still on and if it benefits people, then we will come up,” said Lyonchhen. However, the Prime Minister said it would […]

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BBS penalized for breaching journalist code of conduct in BBS-BICMA case

BBS has made a submission of appeal to the High Court The Civil Bench of Thimphu District Court ordered Bhutan Broadcasting Service (BBS) to pay a penalty of Nu 45,000 to Bhutan InfoComm and Media Authority (BICMA) for breaching the journalist code of conduct on January 28. The case pertains to BBS-BICMA row over a […]

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High performing private schools reject govt.’s proposal

Of the 21 registered private schools in Bhutan, 15 private schools have agreed to enroll students who scored less that 59.4% with a set amount of Nu 30,000 for day scholars and Nu 50,000 for boarders. However, high performing schools such as Ugyen Academy, Jamphel Higher Secondary School and Karma Academy to name a few […]

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Phuentsholing Thromde finds it challenging to implement pedestrian way

The Thrompon urges people have to understand the policies and cooperate in developing the Throm and decongest the town While it has been a little more than a week after the Phuentsholing Thromde removed light vehicle parking along three streets in the town, drivers are yet to heed to the new rule. Vehicles are still […]

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BAFRA imposes around Nu 2mn fine for smuggling banned vegetables

The Bhutan Agriculture and Food Regulatory Authority (BAFRA) seized banned vegetables and imposed a fine of around Nu 19.46mn yesterday. BAFRA officials, acting upon tip off, seized five vehicles carrying chilies, beans and cauliflowers from the Rinchending checkpoint. They seized 843kgs of chilies, 283kgs of beans and 245kgs of cauliflowers. While two DCMs were heading […]

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Budget planning not necessary for pledges: PM

The opposition has criticized the government for lack of vision and clarity and unambitious 12th Five Year Plan The government has not allocated specific budget for some of the pledges but it is confident of fulfilling them and achieving self-sufficiency, said Prime Minister Dr. Lotay Tshering at the Friday Meet session yesterday. On Thursday, the […]

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Boulder exporters complain of delay in payments from importers

The delay in receiving payments from importers is a major issue confronted by boulder exporters while exporting boulders from Bhutan to Bangladesh. It has been learnt that payments for some exporters were blocked for months even after having had delivered the boulders to the destination. The exporters feel there could be discrepancy between the importers […]

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No grounds to reinvestigate BEO case: ACC

Based on the investigation findings, the ACC has forwarded the criminal charges to the Office of the Attorney General (OAG) The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has declined to reinvestigate the case on ‘Learn and Earn’ program in Japan. The ACC Commissioner, Jamtsho, told Business Bhutan that the ACC does not see any ground for reinvestigation on […]

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Opposition warns unemployment will worsen under this government

The Opposition party has warned that unemployment problem in the country will only become worse during this government’s term. Speaking at the Opposition’s Press Conference on Thursday, Member of Parliament (MP) from Pangbang, Dorji Wangdi, said that the biggest problem in the country is unemployment and that it is going to aggregate and become worse. […]

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