English | Dzongkha Tuesday, October 17, 2017

New tax reform adopted despite stern opposition

The National Assembly yesterday adopted the National Budget for the fiscal year 2010-2011, although the two opposition members made stern opposition against the revised taxation policies.

Essential items for affected students

(UPDATE) On the command of His Majesty the King, the office of the Gyalpoi Zimpon distributed relief materials to the students of Mendrelgang Middle Secondary School affected by the fire yesterday. The students received essential items like blankets, Ghos, note books, toiletries and even some cash soelra.

Boys lose all their belongings

Sixty seven boarder boys of Mendrelgang Middle Secondary School in Tsirang lost all their belongings when the hostel they were occupying was burnt down today.
Top floor of the newly constructed double-storied hostel was completely destroyed by the fire. However, the ground floor escaped from the mishap.
The fire which started at around 1 pm was controlled […]

Biggest Thongdroel consecrated

His Holiness the Je Khenpo consecrated the Guru Thongdroel at the Tashichhodzong earlier this morning. The Thondroel, measuring 108 by 85 feet, will be the biggest Thongdroel in the country.

Fuel and LPG become costlier

The price of petrol, diesel, kerosene and LPG will increase from tomorrow. A litre of petrol will cost Nu. 47.69. That is an increase of Nu. 3.5.

Foreign land ownership not necessary: NC

The Economic Affairs Committee of the National Council have reviewed that it is not necessary to allow foreign land ownership to meet Bhutan’s Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) Policy objectives. One of the Committee members remarked that unlike manufacturing and industrial sectors where FDI companies seek to own land, attracting FDI in the service sector is not determined by the land ownership aspect.

NA decides to increase the National Work Force wage rate

With much deliberation, the National Assembly today decided to increase the wage rate of the National Work Force. The issue was also discussed in the National Council earlier this month.

Religious heads share experiences

A weeklong Annual Dratshang Conference began today in Thimphu. Lam Netens from 20 Dzongkhags, Secretaries, Shedra Uzins, five Lopens and Sector Heads from Zhung Dratshang are attending the Conference. The opening was graced by his Holiness the Je Khenpo.

4 killed in an accident

Three men and a woman were killed on the spot when the WagonR taxi they were travelling in fell 1,100 ft below the road. The accident occurred at Lumi-tsawa in Punakha while they were travelling from Lobesa to Thimphu.

Reports on Bhutanese student molestation not true

With regard to the reports by the Indian media that a 14-year-old Bhutanese girl studying in Kodaikanal Public School in Chennai was molested by a faculty member, the Royal Bhutan Embassy in New Delhi has carried out an investigation on the case. According to the release from the Embassy there are no Bhutanese students studying in Kodaikanal Public School.

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