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His Majesty grants Audience to ICT teachers 2020-01-24 05:58:33His Majesty The King granted an Audience to ICT teachers from across the country who are attending a 12-day coding training which started yesterday, i

Incentives for MHP employees who will be surrendered 2020-01-24 05:57:40Upon the completion of Mangdechhu Hydropower Project last year, many of its employees were laid off. And many more are going to lose their jobs soon.

Harnessing energy from solar to add up on 2020-01-24 05:49:02As hydropower continues to contribute to the country's economy, it's important for Bhutan to integrate and expand its renewable portfolio. And one s

Towards a level playing field between Pvt. sectors 2020-01-24 05:46:21The National Competition Policy will help give equal opportunities to the Private sector and State-Owned Enterprises (SOE) says the Economic Affairs M

Towards understanding business environment, women entrepreneurs 2020-01-24 04:12:45Women comprise almost half of the country's population. Yet, women involved in trading are mostly in small and medium enterprises or other cottage in

Killing 2 birds with one stone- a grass 2020-01-24 04:08:23Villagers of Tashiling Maed (Bararay A) under Semjong Gewog in Tsirang that started the broom grass initiative are delighted with the encouraging resu

National Assembly agrees to increasing the mining shares 2020-01-23 22:31:00Amidst the controversy of minerals managed by only a handful of people, the Economic and Finance Committee of the National Assembly today recommended

NC introduces Lhengye Zhungtshog Bill of Kingdom of 2020-01-23 08:12:44The National Council's Social and Cultural Affairs Committee introduced the Lhengye Zhungtshog Bill of Kingdom of Bhutan 2020 today. The new Bill wil

Paro FC in the lead with away goal 2020-01-23 08:12:33Paro FC is currently leading the race in the Preliminary Round One of the South Asian Zone qualifiers for the 2020 Asian Football Confederation (AFC)

Understanding class XI admission in private schools 2020-01-23 02:58:15To further clarify on the class eleven admission in private schools, The Director-General of the Department of School Education under the Ministr

Private Schools Association of Bhutan wants MoE to 2020-01-22 06:59:55The ongoing class eleven admission into private schools has left students, parents and private schools in a whirl of confusion. This is the result of

Fire burns down Phongmey Gewog office 2020-01-22 06:52:11The two-storey Phongmey Gewog office was heavily damaged by a fire early this morning at around 4:00 am. One of the residents staying nearby the gewog

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MoE confident to absorb extra 6,000 PP students New! 2020-01-25 05:18:35All children who turn five years on or before February 5 will be eligible for admission this academic session.  Children who were refused admi

RAA recommends judiciary to make progressive reforms New! 2020-01-25 05:17:23Going by the Royal Audit Authority’s (RAA) review of judiciary system and practices, the judiciary needs to make significant reforms to deliver

Are we talking too loud? New! 2020-01-25 05:16:13Where Bhutan is doing pretty damn poorly is visible. Where it needs to go in the 21st century is becoming unclear by the day. We are still talking too

Of separation of power and tussle between the New! 2020-01-25 05:15:00During the deliberation on the amendment of Civil and Criminal Procedure Code (CCPC) in the National Council, a member raised concerns about the judic

Toebisa gup and tshogpa accused of misusing contribution New! 2020-01-25 05:13:45Punakha dzongkhag’s internal audit is investigating Toebisa gup and Dochula-Menchuna tshogpa for allegedly embezzling contributions made for a f

Nikachu HEP construction almost half complete New! 2020-01-25 05:12:10The 118MW Nikachu Hydroelectric project marked a significant milestone when it completed excavation of the head-race tunnel from both ends of the firs

NPL not a major economic crisis: Finance Minister New! 2020-01-25 05:11:08While the rate of non-performing loans (NPL) has been rising in the country, Finance Minister Namgay Tshering said that it is not a major economic cri

Water Flagship Programme on track: MoWHS report New! 2020-01-25 05:09:16Officials from the human settlement (MoWHS) presented the progress status of the Water Flagship Programme (WFP) to prime minister on January 23.

Jigtsam lhakhang in dire need of renovation New! 2020-01-25 05:07:35Residents of more than 70 households in Jamkhar, Trashiyangtse, who use Jigtsam lhakhang to conduct their monthly rituals, are worried they would not

Ngultrum: History of Bhutan’s currency New! 2020-01-25 05:05:07In 1974, in a short and simple but traditional ceremony, the Ngulturm was formally launched in Thimphu as the legal tender of the country. Five years

Organic products certification underway  New! 2020-01-25 05:03:58Bhutan is expected to produce 2,435 metric tonnes (MT) of crops and vegetables under the national organic flagship programme (NOFP) by the end of this

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His Majesty The King graced the Opening Ceremony 2020-01-18 01:37:1715 January 2020: His Majesty The King graced the Opening Ceremony of the 3rd Session of the Third Parliament.

How GST really works and why it makes 2020-01-18 01:34:46The Finance Minister Lyonpo Namgay Tshering introduced the Goods and Services Tax Bill 2020 (GST) on 16th January 2020. The GST Bill is the legal basi

CIT cut from 30 to 25% to enable 2020-01-18 01:33:26One of the surprises of the Income Tax Bill 2020 (Amendment) was the reduction of the Corporate Income Tax for private companies from the current 30 t

Bhutanese girl working in Iraq alleges they were 2020-01-18 01:31:51Thirty-year-old Pema (name changed) worked in a local drayang in Thimphu for five years before leaving for Iraq to work in a beauty parlor last year.

Income Tax Bracket causes confusion galore 2020-01-18 01:23:06An attempt by the Ministry of Finance (MoF) to be transparent in the Personal Income Tax slab in the Income Tax Amendment Bill 2020 lead to people scr

PM proposes to do away with the 13th 2020-01-11 02:46:29The proposal is for a more dynamic annual or multi-year rolling system He says government has started the process in the way it will now allocate the

Cabinet approves Nu 1.8 bn Accelerated Mother and 2020-01-11 02:39:42This revamped breast feeding allowance would cost Nu 1.5 to Nu 1.3 bn during this government’s remaining tenure and Nu 1.8 bn over a 5-year peri

Record Nu 8.9 bn fiscal deficit expected for 2020-01-11 02:35:48While the official 12th plan is Nu 310 bn with a fiscal deficit of Nu 29 bn it is well known that the real deficit could be up to Nu 40 bn due to DNT&

MoE to provide tuition classes instead of private 2020-01-11 00:53:26After learning that teachers of both public and private schools are providing tuitions to students to earn money, the Ministry of Education (MoE) will

NA session to be dominated by big new 2020-01-04 03:07:25GST, Income Tax Act, Property Tax, FI 2020, Supplementary Budget and Tourism Levy Exemption all coming in this mega finance NA session The third sessi

Bhutan sees large rush of regional tourists eager 2019-12-28 00:37:39December is actually a low season time The month of December is usually regarded as a low season for tourism in Bhutan, but the country is in the mids

Hotel Bubble: TCB advises people to not invest 2019-12-28 00:32:47TCB draft study found Thimphu, Punakha and Paro already had an excess of 35 tourist standard hotels with 232 more cleared for construction from 2016 t

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