English | Dzongkha Monday, July 16, 2018

LG Entitlement Bill to be an Urgent Bill

The National Council today agreed that the Local Government Entitlement Bill should be deliberated during the 10th session of the parliament as an Urgent Bill.

Vegetable wholesalers to pay 25% advance while placing orders

A meeting was held in Thimphu to sort out differences among the stakeholders after the wholesalers refused to place order for vegetables from the Food Corporation of Bhutan (FCB). Not a single dealer had turned up to place orders for the week’s supply of vegetables and fruits.

Bhutan-Denmark partnership to continue

As agreed during the last biennial consultation between Bhutan and Denmark, held in Thimphu last year, the countries signed the “Framework for Continued Danish-Bhutanese Partnership” on the sidelines of Rio+20 Conference being held in Brazil.

Timber smugglers apprehended

Dewanthang Police have detained four men in connection with timber smuggling. One of them is a Bhutanese from Ashikhar village in Dewathang. The other three are from India.

Excavated portion of Drapham Dzong as a museum

The archaeological excavation of the Drapham Dzong in Bumthang has been put to halt as the Department of Culture is waiting for a report on the excavation works from the Basel University in Switzerland.

Government proposes more sales tax

The government has proposed 5% sales tax on meat, fish and eggs. Last year, Nu.631.72 million worth of meat, fish and eggs was imported in the country. Levying tax of these items is expected to curtail the demand. No sales tax is charged on these items currently.

A twist in the tale

Tashi Phuntsho, a 16-year-old boy from Zhemgang who earlier claimed he was kidnapped and sold off to a hotel in the Indian city of Mumbai has retracted his story.

100 community centres by next month

By next month, 77 community centres will be functional, bringing the number of the centres to 100. The first 23 community centres were launched in December last year, as a pilot project.

Flash flood causes damage in Gasa

A flash flood in Damji in Gasa early this morning has caused several damages. The flood has washed away sub-high way, huge area of wet and dry land including about 15 acres of paddy fields. Several houses and makeshift houses have also been damaged. The flood struck around 2 this morning.

Everything is expensive

Everything the Sunday market in Gomtu, Samtse, has to offer has become expensive. It is the rupee crunch in the country which has triggered the increase in the price of the commodities. People say vegetables have become as expensive as in Thimphu.

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