Monthly Archives: December, 0

China respects Bhutan’s sovereignty, territorial integrity, and independence: Liu Zhenmin

The Prime Minister, Tshering Tobgay met China’s Vice-Foreign Minister, Liu Zhenmin and the delegation at the GyalyongTshogkhang, this morning.

Government refuses DHI’s proposal

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.

Bhutan-China border talks held

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.

Central Monastic Body refutes rumours about earthquake

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.

Indian Rupee further depreciates

The Indian Rupee depreciated, reaching 67 against USD 1 as of today. One month ago, the rupee was trading around 64 against the dollar, according to the Royal Monetary Authority’s website.

Taking sign-language lessons beyond

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.

DHI expects government to do away double taxation

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 behind target of zero infant mortality

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.

Investigation underway for unknown disease affecting yaks

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.

Driver and handy boy killed in accident

A 23-year-old driver and a 17-year-old handy boy died on the spot after the Tipper truck they were in fell almost 230 meters below the road in Pema Gatshel.
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