English | Dzongkha Friday, October 20, 2017

His Majesty visits recently rehabilitated village

His Majesty The King visited Dawathang village in Jomotshangkha in Samdrup Jongkhar where 31 families have begun a new life after receiving land kidu from His Majesty The King.

Mining sector contributes the least to GDP

The mining sector’s contribution to Gross Domestic Product is the lowest with just 2.8 percent. Anti-Corruption Commission’s recent report states the mining sectors in Bhutan have incurred losses of over Nu 160 M.

Mining sector benefiting only a few: NC

National Council members said the country’s mining sector is benefiting only a few individuals.

We have solved rupee shortage: Finance Minister

Government has solved the rupee crunch the country has faced for years, according to the finance minister, Namgay Dorji. The problem of rupees shortage first started in 2012.

Bhutan Airlines to resume its domestic operation only in 2019

Bhutan Civil Aviation Authority says Bhutan Airlines will resume its domestic flight operations only from March, 2019.

BoB starts charging for M-BOB

Bank of Bhutan (BoB) has started charging its customers using M-BOB service Nu 10 a month beginning this month. The bank says the service charge is to meet its recurring expenses.

No offer for merger from DNT, BKP says

Bhutan Kuen-Nyam Party (BKP) said Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa (DNT) never made an offer to merge three political parties; Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa, Bhutan Kuen-Nyam Party, and Druk Chirwang Tshogpa (DCT).

Bhutan’s foreign currency reserve decreasing steadily

From September last year till date, Bhutan’s foreign currency reserve, including Indian rupee, has been averaging more than US$ 1 B which roughly translates to Nu 68 B.

Towards strict monitoring of foreign workers and illegal immigrants

The National Council recommended the government to bring all foreign day workers within the purview of Labour and Immigration laws and strictly enforce the provisions of prevailing laws on illegal immigrants.

National Assembly ratifies BBIN transport agreement

Of the 41 members present, 28 voted in favour of the Motor Vehicles Agreement for the regulation of passenger and cargo vehicle traffic between Bangladesh, Bhutan, India and Nepal. As per the agreement, passenger and cargo vehicles from these four countries will be allowed to travel within certain boundaries provided they have a permit.

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