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ACC reverts Hotel Riverside case to MoF

Almost a year after the finance ministry forwarded an alleged misuse of import exemption granted to the Hotel Riverside in Changbangdu, Thimphu, the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) on August 2 reverted the case to the ministry for necessary action. The commission, however, has asked the ministry to take an administrative or …

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Unity, stability and prosperity, PDP’s slogan 

The People’s Democratic Party claimed at its convention that other parties are misleading the people about the government’s policies.

Political parties are misleading the people with blatant lies to take down the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) because it emerged even stronger, the party president, Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay said at the party’s national convention held on August 4. He said that other parties were going around in villages and …

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2017 records highest international leisure tourist arrivals

Bhutan recorded the highest international leisure arrivals last year with 62,272 visitors, according to Bhutan Tourism Monitor 2017. This represents a growth in international leisure arrivals of 14.1 percent over the previous year. Of the 71,417 international arrivals, 9,145 were official and business arrivals. More than half of the international …

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Has the foreign currency reserve improved?

Although the country saw an increase in total foreign currency reserve, the Opposition claims that convertible currency reserve (CC) declined by USD 200M today compared to that of 2013. The government claimed otherwise, indicating that both rupee and CC reserve increased. This could be attributed to ambiguous data. According to …

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Women politicians share their challenges

Women politicians share challenges they face at a workshop organised by JAB, BNEW and BMF at Paro yesterday.

Of the 188 people who will represent the 47 constituencies from four political parties in the primary election for the National Assembly, only 19 are women, taking the women candidate percentage to 10.1 percent. This was revealed yesterday when 11 aspiring women politicians from three political parties met with journalists in …

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