English | Dzongkha Tuesday, October 24, 2017

More people showing interest in biogas plant

Despite financial and technical support from the government, people are still skeptical about using biogas in Wangdue Phodrang. Despite being the biggest dzongkhag in the country, only 54 households are using biogas.

NPPF declares record rate of return

The National Pension and Provident Fund (NPPF) made a record profit on its investments in 2015 when it reached 8.5 percent compared to the last 10 years average of 6.5 percent. Both its fund size and revenue also recorded significant increase.

Her Majesty inaugurates Bazam

Her Majesty the Queen Mother Sangay Choden Wangchuck inaugurated the 17 metre traditional wooden cantilever bridge locally known as Bazam, today at Pangrizampa in the capital.

Widening works disrupt water supply in Nobding

The widening works on the east west highway has disrupted drinking water supply for the people of Nobding in Wangdue Phodrang for five months. The widening works have damaged the the main water supply pipe of the village.

Bhutanese kidnapped in Samtenling

Three Bhutanese, two boys and a man, were kidnapped from Samtenling Gewog in Gelegphu Monday evening around 8 PM. However, one of the boys, who is a mute was released by the kidnappers and found the next day. Search is on for the other two, a 16-year-old student of Gelegphu High School and a 27-year-old driver.

Rising East programme violates Constitution, says Opposition

The Opposition says the government’s Rising East programme is regionalist, discriminatory, divisive, and in direct violation of the Constitution. “We urge the ruling party to put the national interests above the party interests and act responsibly,” said a press release from the Opposition.

Rs 258 M released through new rupee exchange counters

Nearly a month after the Royal Monetary Authority (RMA) opened new rupee exchange counters in Thimphu and Phuentsholing, a total of Rs 258 M was released to those using the facility as of today.

Nu 15 M for Nehru-Wangchuck Scholarship

The government of India provided over Nu 15 M to the Royal Civil Service Commission for the Nehru-Wangchuck Scholarship.

RAMIS adds to the woes to taxpayers

Many filing their Personal Income Tax are exasperated with the Revenue Administration Management Information System (RAMIS) down in Thimphu. The online system, expected to cut down paper works and make tax collection efficient, started giving problem a week ago.

JPLP liable to pay only 8.4 M not 184 M, says legal representative

The Legal Representative of JPLP claims, the departmental store in Phuentshogling is liable pay only about Nu 8.6 M for evading tax and not 184 M as calculated by the Office of Attorney General.

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