Monthly Archives: December, 0

Hearing of bribery case involving immigration officials continue

The bribery and manipulation case involving some immigration officials and a foreign worker recruitment agencies is in the middle of evidence hearing. The hearing is taking place in Phuentshogling Dungkhag Court. Office of Attorney General (OAG) started prosecuting the case on May 11, this year.

OAG to handle View Point Resort’s case

Office of Attorney General (OAG) will now handle the case of illegal transaction of 4.74 acres dry land in Trongsa where View Point Resort is built. The Anti-Corruption Commission had handed over the case to OAG.

Labour ministry sends BBS reminder letter

(Update): The Ministry of Labour and Human Resources has sent a reminder letter to the Bhutan Broadcasting Service’s Chairman to respond to their directives. Labour ministry had directed BBS to pay a penalty of Nu 11,250 for violating the procedures of regulation while recruiting a manager. It had sent the letter on July 3.

Bhutan will not join the AIIB, at least for now

Bhutan will not join the new global financial institution called the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) anytime soon. The global financial institution was founded by China recently in a bid to finance infrastructure development in the Asian region and abroad.

New foreign minister explains removal of former minister

The new foreign minister, Damcho Dorji said they are letting the former foreign minister, Rinzin Dorje step down so that he could go ahead with the case without having to worry about the ministry.

PHPA’s headquarter to be relocated

Ministry of Economic Affairs is relocating Punatshangchhu Hydropower Project’s headquarter to their site in Wangdue Phodrang, in a bid to limit number of tours being availed by the PHPA officials.

Fuel price decreases

Price of petrol and diesel in the country has been reduced following the reduction in India. A press release from the trade department says the price of petrol has been reduced by Nu 2 a litre. Diesel will be cheaper by over Nu 3.
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