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Monthly Archives: July 2016

Two Bhutanese robbed in Jaigaon

Suspects still at large

Crime: A man in his 60s, who is a resident of Trongsa reported to Phuentsholing police that he had lost his bag containing Nu 400,000, ATM cards, bills and other documents near a shopping centre in Jaigaon, where he had his vehicle parked, on July 9.

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Golden Youth to mentor youth at risk

Youth: After a weeklong competition among 80 students of the Golden Youth Award camp, Nawa Raj Rai, from Mendrelgang central school in Tsirang took away the prestigious title of Golden Youth Award winner.

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RAA recommends reviewing tax law

Systematic and effective approach to tax assessment lacking and information base not adequate, RAA says

Tax: The Royal Audit Authority (RAA) recommends reviewing tax laws and regulations to tighten revenue leakage from Business Income Tax (BIT).

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Monsoon glory yet again

Every monsoon we are reminded of how poor our sewerage systems are. A few minutes’ rain wreaks havoc in the streets and city corners far and near. Our roads literally flood because clogged city drains are not able to handle the amount of water when it comes. These are times when we get rain day in, day out, almost. The picture then is one of mayhem.

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Developments in the agriculture sector

As stated in the state of the nation report that the PM presented last week

Report: The government has paid Nu 119 million (M) as compensation for tsamdro (pastureland) in 17 dzongkhags so far in line with the Land Act while the Land Commission is also finalising the rules to lease tsamdros.

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A gup and a mother

Tashiding’s incumbent woman gup says the post is easier than household chores and farming, will re-contest 

LG: Gup Namgay Pelden says that the apparently difficult task of serving at the post of gup turned out to be easier than anticipated.

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Hospitality graduates find jobs

Employment: The first batch of 75 graduates trained in hotel management at the Yarab Institute for Hospitality Management (YIHM) in Thimphu are already employed in various tourist standard hotels around the country.

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