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DHI and Co. contribute Nu 6.3B to govt. coffer

Druk Holding and Investments (DHI) and its subsidiaries have contributed more than 30 percent of the total domestic revenue of the country in the last fiscal year through taxes and dividend. During the annual press conference yesterday, chief executive officer of DHI, Dasho Karma Yezer Raydi said that this year …

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Audit finds major flaws in travel claims

The Royal Audit Authority (RAA) has uncovered civil servants making table tours or fictitious tours during its review of in-country travel by civil servants. The RAA audited travel and daily allowance claims of civil servants in the agriculture ministry, Paro, Punakha, and Thimphu dzongkhags during the financial year 2016-17. It …

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Parliament questions water shortage issue in Thimphu

Thimphu Thromde has  implemented only one  of the 15 recommendations the Royal Audit Authority (RAA) made through its performance audit on drinking water. This was the finding of the Public Accounts Committee’s (PAC) that was discussed in the joint sitting yesterday. Five recommendations was not implemented; the remaining was partially …

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Interim budget of Nu 43.5B proposed for 2018-19 FY

Finance Minister Namgay Dorji presents the interim budget for the 2018-2019 fiscal year at the National Assembly yesterday

To ensure a smooth transition into the next Plan, the finance minister presented an interim budget at the National Assembly yesterday. The first fiscal year of the 12th Plan, 2018-19 fiscal year, will begin from July 1 next month. “Since this is a unique situation and to set good precedence, …

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Lhakhang Karpo consecrated  

His Holiness the Je Khenpo presided over the consecration ceremony during which dignitaries joined the traditional procession on June 16

The people of Haa valley came together on June 16 to celebrate the consecration of Lhakhang Karpo, the bastion of the valley’s revered guardian deity, Ap Chhundu. For the people of Haa, the grandeur of 120-year old lhakhang was elevated to its formal glory after waiting for more than eight …

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Political rhetoric on corruption must translate into actions: ACC

Bhutan has a long way to go to fight corruption although it has made some headway, the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) stated in the annual report 2017. The recently released report states that corruption offences such as embezzlement of public funds and abuse of power continue to take place. The report will be deliberated in the ongoing parliament session.

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His Majesty on tour of Wangduephodrang

His Majesty The King and officials join the farmers working in their paddy fields in Changkha, Gasetsho Gom gewog in Wangdue yesterday. Their Majesties are on a tour of Wangduephodrang dzongkhag.The onset of monsoon, when paddy saplings must be transplanted, is the most important time of the year for Bhutanese …

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