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Ways to implement and replace exams for class 2020-01-27 06:55:12With the government's decision to replace the examinations for class PP to III from this academic session by the Continuous Formative Assessment (CFA

Towards uniform system of farm shops 2020-01-27 06:54:10Following the various issues and criticism related to farm shops, the National Assembly today approved the proposition to form a uniform system of far

BTFEC to support nine environmental projects worth Nu 2020-01-27 06:54:00Environmental destructions affect human lives in various ways. The foremost among many is human-wildlife conflict and the way this impacts human livel

No support from the NA to provide annual 2020-01-27 06:53:45During the 'Petitions from the Local Government' session today, an appeal to provide annual grants directly to the gewog's account rather than Dzon

Some members of NC proposes including public sector 2020-01-27 06:53:24The members of the National Council recommended the House to include the private sector along with the government and public sector when it comes to t

Four killed in MV accident, Dagana 2020-01-27 06:52:10Four people were killed when the bolero pickup truck they were travelling in veered off the road and fell about 15o metres from the Khebisa gewog cent

Solar energy not enough, requests for electrical grid 2020-01-27 04:29:06Electricity has been on the wish-list of the people of Mangdephu in Nubi gewog of Trongsa for a long time now. In the absence of such a facility, peop

Impact of handing over the GC roads to 2020-01-26 04:08:04According to the Dramedtse Ngatsang Member of Parliament (MP), the cabinet’s order to hand over gewog centre (GC) roads to respective gewogs thr

Countering non-performing loans 2020-01-26 04:06:43Non-Performing Loans (NPL) is increasing in the country. And so, the Member of Parliament (MP) from Nganglam in Pema Gatshel asked the government abou

Cardamom buy back policy 2020-01-26 04:05:14The Ministry of Agriculture and Forests (MoAF), in collaboration with Dzongkhag and gewog administrations, are working to support farmers cultivate pr

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.


7% GST is reasonable for an import driven New! 2020-01-28 04:58:15The intent of the goods and services tax (GST) is to initialise a robust and smart taxation system and this must begin without placing undue burden on

NC proposes longer work experience for constitutional post New! 2020-01-28 04:57:07A common issue in the past, related to constitutional post holders and its members, was the early retirement age, especially when they were at the pea

MPs find fine-tuning policy concerning farm shops necessary New! 2020-01-28 04:55:54The members of National Assembly yesterday decided that further discussions is needed to fine-tune plans and policies regarding the farm shops in the

Coronavirus at the doorstep. What are we doing? New! 2020-01-28 04:55:13We now know a lot more about coronavirus. Each new day we are discovering something new about the disease. What this indicates is that the governments

Jitti lift irrigation gets a shot in the New! 2020-01-28 04:54:12The Jitti lift irrigation channel at Singeygang in Tashichholing, Samtse, which has remained idle since the completion of its construction three years

LG need adequate human resources to handle budget: New! 2020-01-28 04:52:53The National Assembly disapproved the motion to deposit budget directly in gewog’s account instead of the dzongkhag’s during deliberations

NC quiz minister on continuous formative assessment New! 2020-01-28 04:51:13The new continuous formative assessment that the government would implement in classes PP to III besides other benefits would correct the flaws in the

NC debates including Cabinet Secretariat rules in Lhengye New! 2020-01-28 04:48:52Whether or not to have a chapter on the Cabinet Secretariat in the Lhengye Zhungtshog Bill 2020 sparked a lengthy debate at the National Council (NC)

Disagreement between NA and NC complicates legislative procedure New! 2020-01-28 04:47:06The National Assembly’s refusal to deliberate the Impeachment Procedure Bill 2019 and the Minister and Equivalent Post Holders’ Entitlemen

DGPC to takeover MHPA on Feb 29 2020-01-27 05:08:33The Druk Green Power Corporation (DGPC) will take over the Mangdechhu Hydropower Project (MHPA) February 29 on ‘as is where is basis’.

Government hints at relaxing ban on bar licence 2020-01-27 05:06:36After a decade, the government could do away with the ban imposed on issuance of bar licence. Issuing new bar licences in the country was suspended

Young people review National Youth Policy 2020-01-27 05:05:06Awareness on crop damage insurance and effective school agriculture programmes could encourage young people to take up agriculture as a means of livel

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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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