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Govt. announces petrol and diesel prices drop

The revised fuel prices will come into effect from 11:11am today coinciding with the birth anniversary of The Fourth Druk Gyalpo

Calls it a gift from His Majesty The King to the people In  commemoration of the 62nd birth anniversary of His Majesty The Fourth Druk Gyalpo, the government yesterday announced that the prices of petrol would drop by Nu 10.29 a liter and diesel by Nu 7.75 a liter from ...

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Govt announces drop in petrol and diesel prices

To mark the birth anniversary of the Fourth Druk Gaylpo, the price of petrol will drop by Nu 10.29 a liter and diesel by Nu 7.75 a liter from 11:11am tomorrow, the government announced today in a press conference. The announcement was made after the Government of India recently exempted ...

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High Court dismisses DNT’s case against govt.

Attorneys from Office of the Attorney General and Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa discuss the judgment outside the High Court yesterday

Rules that no institution can seek the SC’s opinion The High Court (HC) yesterday dismissed the constitutional case Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa (DNT) filed in August this year against the government stating that the party does not have locus standi to file a case on fiscal incentives (FI). Locus standi loosely ...

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High Court dismisses Constitutional case on fiscal incentives

Breaking: The High Court dismissed the Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa’s (DNT) Constitutional Case filed against the Government on fiscal incentives in August this year. Among other reasons, the court ruled that the party did not have locus standi or legal standing to sue. The judgment said that DNT has no jurisdiction ...

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His Majesty graces Trakhar Kuchoe

An unprecedented number of people attended the concluding day of the Trakhar Kuchoe, gathering at the festival to be doubly blessed by the presence of His Majesty The King. His Majesty yesterday, graced the Kuchoe held annually at Trakhar Nagtshang in Chumey, Bumthang, and granted Tokha to the gathering who ...

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Her Majesty The Gyaltsuen inaugurates Ozone Park

Her Majesty The Gyaltsuen inaugurates the Ozone Park in Motithang, Thimphu to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the signing of the Montreal Protocol

Her Majesty The Gyaltsuen graced the commemoration of the 30th anniversary of the signing of the Montreal Protocol to take steps towards protecting the ozone layer in Thimphu yesterday. Dignitaries and senior officials from the government, United Nations, and private sector attended the event organised by National Environment Commission. At ...

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Laya struggles to retain students in school

While enrollment is declining, those in school drop out to take up businesses  Laya is changing and it is changing fast. With improved road connectivity, it takes about eight hours to reach the gewog that is still considered remote given its location at 4000 metres. Its residents carry android phones ...

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Lack of infrastructure delays customs clearance in Jaigaon

Although several problems related to the introduction of Goods and Services Tax (GST) in India are addressed, clearance of imports at the land customs office across the Phuentsholing border in Jaigaon still remains a challenge. Four months since the GST was introduced, importers continue to face the brunt of slow ...

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Their Majesties’ visit to India concludes

His Majesty The King granted an audience to the Vice President of India Shri Muppavarapu Venkaiah Naidu yesterday in New Delhi. During the visit, which is His Royal Highness The Gyalsey’s first Royal Visit to India, Their Majesties and His Royal Highness were received by the President and Prime Minister ...

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HM accepts invitation for State Visit to India next year

Indian Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi said it was an honour to be introduced to His Royal Highness The Gyalsey and to welcome His Royal Highness on his first visit to India

To mark the 50th anniversary of formal diplomatic ties between Bhutan and India The President of India Shri Ram Nath Kovind extended a warm welcome to His Majesty The King, Her Majesty The Gyaltsuen, and His Royal Highness The Gyalsey at the Rashtrapati Bhawan yesterday morning in New Delhi.   ...

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