English | Dzongkha Friday, November 24, 2017

Man detained on suspicion of embezzlement

Thimphu City Police have detained a 32-year-old man in connection with an embezzlement case.

Debate on the rights of exercising the tax revision

After the presentation on the Sales Tax, Custom and Excise Act, it sparked deliberation in context to the rights in exercising the tax revision. While some members of the National Assembly argued that it is within their rights to revise the taxes, others said that the question is not about paying taxes but on the basis of tax revision.

New seismology division to prepare and predict earthquakes

As Bhutan lies in Seismic Zone Five, a region most prone to earthquakes, the Department of Geology and Mines has proposed the need for a new seismology division to prepare and predict earthquake hazards in the country.

His Holiness presides over the Moenlam Chhenmo in Tsirang

His Holiness the Je Khenpo is presiding over the fifth Moenlam Chhenmo, Great Prayer Ceremony in Tsirang.  It is being attended by over thousand devotees including people from neighbouring dzongkhags, lams and monks from the Tsirang Dratshang.

PM arrives in the country

The Prime Minister Lyonchhoen Jigmi Y. Thinley arrived in the country today from Sri Lanka. Lyonchhoen was in Sri Lanka to grace the swearing–in-ceremony of President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s second term as the President of Sri Lanka.

Orange growers fall victim to citrus greening

The highly destructive bacterial disease is wiping out most of the orange crop in Sarphu village under Darla Geog, Chhukha Dzongkhag, causing great concern among the many orchard owners.

His Majesty graces the opening session of the Parliament

His Majesty the King graced the opening ceremony of the 6th session of the Parliament today.

High Court judgment was not what the government expected: PM

Responding to yesterday’s verdict of the High Court on the first Constitutional hearing, the Prime Minister from Sri Lanka has said that the judgment of the esteemed High Court was not what the government had expected.Lyonchhoen however said that the government has received it with humility and respect.

PM graces the swearing-in-ceremony of Sri Lankan President

The Prime Minister graced the President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s swearing-in-ceremony as the Guest of Honour in Colombo this morning, which Lyonchhoen said was a singular honour for Bhutan.

Vehicle tax revision is unconstitutional, High Court

The recent tax revision by the government has been described as against the provisions of the Constitution.

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