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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

nCoV unlikely to reach Bhutan but MoH alert 2020-01-22 05:10:34The outbreak of a new virus, Novel Corona Virus or nCoV which causes Pneumonia has killed four people in China recently. The virus has spread to over

Without a farm road- Serchhenmo and Haila village 2020-01-22 05:10:10In the absence of a farm road in the villages of Serchhenmo and Haila under Wangphu Gewog in Samdrup Jongkhar, villagers are forced to feed their exce

A new clause in the Civil and Criminal 2020-01-22 01:19:38Bumthang’s National Council member, Nima proposed a new clause on the need for clear direction at times when an Act or law creates confusion in

Inclusive green finance- combating climate change 2020-01-22 01:18:20Climate change poses a big threat to the country's economy. One of the solutions to mitigating this risk has been identified as Inclusive Green Finan

Locals refuse to give public clearance for dolomite 2020-01-22 01:15:49Residents of Chhunag in Phuentshogpelri gewog of Samtse are refusing to give clearance to contractors for collection of dolomite and dolomite dust. Th

First-ever Jana Chidoe Kurim in Phuentshogling 2020-01-22 01:02:36The seven-day Jana Chidoe Kurim is being conducted for the first time in Phuentshogling. The Rimdro is being presided over by Tshamdra Truelku an

Free barbed wire fencing materials to those affected 2020-01-21 07:01:39The Ministry of Agriculture and Forests (MoAF) will provide barbed wire fencing materials for free to all the affected rural households on gewog&rsquo

Shingkhar-Gorgan highway plans- possibly impossible 2020-01-21 07:01:17In answer to the Maenbi-Tsaenkhar Member of Parliament, Choki Gyeltshen's question on the status of Shingkhar-Gorgan highway during the question hour

Mines and Minerals Bill- ensuring equitable benefits for 2020-01-20 07:25:56One of the new recommendations made in the third reading on Mines and Minerals Bill of Bhutan 2020 is to ensure equitable benefits for the people of B

A 2-storey house lost to fire, Bumthang 2020-01-20 06:40:30A 2-storey staff quarter of a librarian and a cook working at Ugyen Wangchuck Institute for Conservation and Environmental Research at Lamoigoenpa in


Health ministry put measures for coronavirus  New! 2020-01-23 06:18:29The health ministry has strengthened surveillance at the points of entry as part of precautionary measures to screen pneumonia caused by the new coron

Cabinet approves 50 percent raise in school stipend  New! 2020-01-23 06:17:14The Cabinet on January 14 approved 50 percent raise in school stipend to Nu 1,500 from Nu 1,000 per child for three meals for boarders. This means eac

Fire razes Phongmey gewog office to the ground New! 2020-01-23 06:16:19A fire razed Phongmey gewog office in Trashigang to the ground yesterday morning. No casualties were reported.

What we know about coronavirus and what we New! 2020-01-23 06:14:41Coronavirus, an outbreak of pneumonia-like illness that was first reported in Wuhan, China is now spreading fast. And we need to be worried. Bhut

Cardamom farmers should grow better quality spice New! 2020-01-23 06:05:03The agriculture ministry, through dzongkhags and gewogs, is exploring means for farmers to grow better quality cardamom.

Gearing for continuous formative assessment in primary schools New! 2020-01-23 06:03:42Schools will implement the Continuous Formative Assessment (CFA) in classes PP to three beginning this academic session, according to the Royal Educat

GC roads handed over to LG to decentralise: New! 2020-01-23 06:02:59Works and human settlement ministry would soon allocate Nu 19 million (M) to the local government (LG) for restoration of gewog connectivity (GC) road

Paro FC stands a chance to make history  New! 2020-01-23 06:01:59The National Premier League champions, Paro FC stands a better chance against their opponents - Defenders FC of playing in the second leg of the Asian

Mining Bill may have limited the state’s rights New! 2020-01-23 06:00:12The Mines and Minerals Bill 2020 gives the state the prerogative to promote and develop minerals if they are found either on government or private lan

Contradicting Supreme Court orders confuse courts 2020-01-22 05:45:31Two days before retiring, Supreme Court (SC) Chief Justice Tshering Wangchuk issued an office order to the High Court (HC) acting Chief justice Sangay

LAPs designed according to people’s needs: Minister  2020-01-22 05:44:40The Supreme Court in 2016 announced that the demarcation between the dzongkhag and yenlag thromdes (satellite towns) should be retained according to t

NA favours retaining more powers with MoEA 2020-01-22 05:44:04The Mines and Minerals Bill 2020 seeks establishment of a mining authority that will have a seven-member board as a regulatory and monitoring body.&nb

Headline Stories – The

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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