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Mangdechhu Hydropower Project completes 90 percent of tunnel 2019-01-16 10:04:17The Mangdechhu Hydropower Project Authority (MHPA) in Trongsa has completed 90 percent of tunnel cleaning works as of yesterday. The post Mangdechhu

ACC implicates two in alleged tax evasion case 2019-01-16 10:04:06The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has implicated the Proprietor and Chief Executive Officer of a private cordycep exporting firm, Lhaimetog Export

National Assembly adopts amendments to Montreal Protocol 2019-01-16 10:03:48The National Assembly adopted the amendments made to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer today. The post National Assembl

No plans to establish college in Zhemgang in 2019-01-16 10:03:35It is unlikely that Zhemgang Dzongkhag would get a college in the 12th Five Year Plan. The post No plans to establish college in Zhemgang in the 12t

Alleged bribery & forgery case in Gelegphu airport 2019-01-15 06:02:59The Office of the Attorney General (OAG) forwarded a case of alleged bribery and forgery to the Gelegphu Dungkhag Court today. The post Alleged briber

Council to submit 22 recommendations to National Assembly 2019-01-15 05:52:12The National Council (NC) today decided to submit its 22 recommendations to the National Assembly (NA) for adoption. The post Council to submit 22 rec

A family that gave up city life and 2019-01-15 05:50:56For poor villagers in Bhutan, the only discernible route to success is migrating to urban areas where there are better employment opportunities and ci

Bhutanese Karate team returns home with 12 medals 2019-01-15 05:42:37The Thimphu Karate Club brought home 12 medals from the IMAS World Kumite Championship 2019, which was recently held at Jaipur in India. The post Bhut

Commissioning of MHPA deferred by over a month 2019-01-14 07:01:34The commissioning of 720 megawatt (MW) Mangdechhu Hydroelectric Project Authority (MHPA) in Trongsa has been deferred by over a month, say MHPA offici

NA’s Economic & Finance Committee’s fund recommendation for 2019-01-14 06:59:35As is the practice, the National Assembly today decided to keep the disaster management fund under the finance ministry’s general reserve. The p

NC raises concerns over capacity of LG to 2019-01-09 06:26:18The members of the National Council commended the move to increase the capital budget for the Local Government but expressed concerns over how well-st

Book about Guru Rinpoche translated into Dzongkha 2019-01-09 06:26:07A book on Guru Rinpoche titled “Padmasambhava of Uddiyana- Odisha” in English by Dr Bimalendu Mohanty has been translated into Dzongkha. T


Fourth Pay Commission established 2019-01-11 06:44:13The government has, upon the approval from His Majesty The King, established the fourth Pay Commission yesterday. The time-bound autonomous Pay Com

NC dissects the 12th Plan 2019-01-11 06:42:49In their pursuit to please the voters, political parties could gamble with the principles of gross national happiness (GNH) if national plans and prog

Decentralisation policy to guide local governments in 12th 2019-01-11 06:42:02A decentralisation policy that will provide clarity of roles and responsibilities between central agencies and local governments will be formulated as

NA discuss challenging natural resource permit procedures 2019-01-11 06:41:29The National Assembly yesterday decided that good governance committee study the issues of distribution of subsidised timbers and lengthy procedures i

Need for tax reforms 2019-01-11 06:39:50The government is clear on its fiscal policy. It will ensure sustained economic growth by broadening the tax base and rationalising capital and recurr

Labour DG sought assistance to set up business 2019-01-11 06:38:22ACC’s investigation found that labour and human resources director general (DG) solicited and accepted a favour from Manav Dhingra, head of

Thimphu thromde disposes of body of abandoned newborn 2019-01-11 06:36:42Thimphu Thromde yesterday disposed of the body of an abandoned newborn  girl found near Mortuary in the Jigme Dorji Wangchuck National Referral H

Samdrupjongkhar prepares for fifth flower exhibition 2019-01-11 06:35:57Coinciding with the birth anniversary of His Majesty The King, the fifth Royal Bhutan Flower Exhibition this year would be held in Samdrupjongkhar on

S’jongkhar thromde yet to ban total use of 2019-01-11 06:33:42Almost two years after Samdrupjongkhar thromde took initiative to discourage the use of plastic bags in the town, vendors and customers are seen using

Lhendup Dorji to play with Lonestar Kashmir FC 2019-01-11 06:31:31Following a series of unsuccessful attempts to win a contract with clubs outside Bhutan in last three years, Bhutanese international Lhendup Dorji wil

Picture story 2019-01-10 06:05:18With an unusually cold winter, Thrumshingla pass, the second highest mountain pass at 3,780 masl, remains covered in snow most of the time.  (Pho

Promoting Dzongkha, everyone’s responsibility: PM 2019-01-10 06:03:47Promoting Dzongkha, the national language, should not be left to the government alone. This was the message from Prime Minister Dr Lotay Tshering a

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Govt to lose Nu 212 mn in tax 2019-01-05 00:12:29USD 3.8 mn impact on dollar reserves This is at a time when there is no money in the govt with Nu 9 bn T-Bill loans funding the govt 72 MPs including

ACC finds no corruption in ex-PM’s wall case 2019-01-05 00:02:38The Anti Corruption Commission (ACC) will be closing the wall case of the former Prime Minister and current PDP President Dasho Tshering Tobgay. Dasho

Thimphu gets a record low of -8 as 2019-01-04 23:48:42Thimphu since 29 December, 2018 has been facing an unprecedented drinking water crisis as record low temperatures of -7 on 31st December and -8 on 2nd

Breaking: Unprecedented water shortage in Thimphu due to 2019-01-01 05:14:34With the temperature in the capital hitting as low as -7 degrees in the last few days, the city is faced with a severe water crisis due to freezing an

Labour DG facilitated illegal license for BEO, ignored 2018-12-29 04:40:48Ex-Minister and DG both took financial assistance from the Indian agent in the IIWS case but were at odds in the Japan case BEO is supposed to refund

India agrees to Nu 4.12 tariff and Nu 2018-12-29 04:35:40A separate Nu 4 bn to tide over the GST transition The main priority of Lyonchhen (Dr) Lotay Tshering’s Delhi state visit of 27-29 December was

New CBTE guidelines addresses concerns but guidelines awaited 2018-12-29 04:33:41The Cross Border Trade in Electricity (CBTE) of 5th December, 2016 which has been revised and renamed as the ‘Guidelines on Import/Export -2018,

Nu 47 bn budget for next six months 2018-12-29 00:05:08Mandate for surface collection of sand and stones under review by OAG Representing Lyonchhen during the Friday meet the press session on Friday, the a

Ex-Labour Minister and DG’s family members benefitted from 2018-12-22 03:10:25According to a reliable source, the Anti Corruption Commission (ACC), in its investigation on the overseas employment case has come across findings in

Civil Service: The focus of the 111th National 2018-12-22 02:47:29Analysis By Tenzing Lamsang Every National Day address of His Majesty The King has focused on issues of national importance with both a view of curren

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