The government has refused to accept the proposal submitted by Druk Holding and Investments to revise its current tax structure. Earlier the holding company has requested the government to revise its tax structure since it was leading to double taxation constraining the holding company to build reserves to make more investments.
The 23rd round of boundary talks between Bhutan and China was held today. Foreign Affairs Minister, Damcho Dorji led the Bhutanese delegation. Other senior officials from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the International Boundaries Secretariat also attended the talk.
The Central Monastic Body or the Zhung Dratshang refutes rumours doing rounds on social media. The message, shared on Facebook and WeChat, says that His Holiness the Je khenpo dreamt that an earthquake would strike Bhutan on September 25 with the epicenter likely to be in Haa.
Wangsel Insititute in Paro, earlier known as the Deaf Education Unit, has been conducting special sign-language lessons for almost four years now. However, these classes are not for the hearing-impaired children, but for their families and other interested individuals.
Druk Holding and Investments is expecting the government to do away with double taxation, since the Income Tax Act of 2001 in the process of being revised. DHI has been requesting the government since 2010.
Wangdue Phodrang Dzongkhag is behind its target of achieving zero infant and under age-five mortality. The district saw five infant deaths and five age-five deaths, this year. “Delay in seeking health care was the reason,” said Wangdue Phodrang’s Dzongda, Sonam Jigme.
Livestock officials in Trashigang are investigating a disease, which has been affecting yaks in Merak and Sakteng Gewogs. The disease, locally known as Rhemney, has killed over a hundred yaks in the last two decades.