English | Dzongkha Thursday, November 23, 2017

Green tax to be at 20%

Vehicles with engine capacities of 1,800cc and above will now be levied 20 percent green tax. Other vehicles with less than 1800cc will have to pay 5 percent green tax, decided the National Assembly. After much deliberation, the National Assembly today endorsed the Tax Revision Bill 2012.

16% of total budget not utilised: Opposition Leader

Of the 205 Gewogs in the country, 12 Gewogs have used only 50 percent of the allocated budget in the financial year 2010-2011, according to the annual financial statement.

Suspension bridge worries SJ residents

Residents of Samdrup Jongkhar are worried if the suspension bridge over Dungsamchu can hold longer given the continuous torrential downpours this summer. The river has already damaged the base of the retaining wall and has eroded the river banks which hold the bridge.

Should BBS be privatised?

The National Assembly yesterday deliberated if Bhutan Broadcasting Service (BBS) should be privatised. BBS, the only public broadcaster in the country, is one of the highest subsidy recipient corporations of the Government.

Gelephu Regional Hospital construction scheduled for October

Construction of the Regional Hospital in Gelephu is expected to begin from October this year. According to the Health Minister, Zangley Dukpa, works are already in progress.

Budget Appropriation Bill gets NA’s approval

The National Assembly yesterday endorsed the Budget Appropriation Bill for the financial year 2012-13. The total budget for 2012-13 is estimated at Nu.33.4 billion.

After hours clinic in the offing

Just like in Thimphu hospital, off-hour clinic will be introduced in Phuentsholing General Hospital. The service first began in JDWNR Hospital in Thimphu about two years back.

Administrative officers at loss after a disastrous fire

After a disastrous fire razed the Wangduephodrang dzong, the Dzongkhag officials have no place to work. A meeting this morning decided that the Dzongkhag administration office will be at Bajo Higher Secondary School as a temporary measure.

NA acknowledges people involved in rescuing relics

The National Assembly members acknowledged all the people involved in rescuing relics and for their contribution in containing the fire at Wangduephodrang Dzong, on Sunday.  The members particularly expressed gratitude to His Majesty and the Gyaltsuen for personally overseeing the firefighting efforts.

What measures for water shortage, questions MPs

During the ‘Question Hour’ of the National Assembly today,  the health minister, Zangley Dukpa was questioned on the shortage of drinking water in rural pockets by the Members of Parliament.

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