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OAG to review Nu 7.2M visa fees embezzlement case

Eight immigration officials at the Paro International airport have been charged for alleged embezzlement of visa fees

Eight immigration officials of Paro International Airport could face criminal prosecution for allegedly embezzling visa fees. The Office of the Attorney General (OAG) is yet to review the investigation report the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) forwarded last month for probable prosecution. OAG officials said that the prosecutor, who is assigned to …

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Healthcare spending to GDP declines

But per capita spending on health has increased Bhutan’s per capita spending on health was Nu 7,512 during the year 2015 -16, about Nu 500 more than the previous fiscal year, according to the recent National Health Accounts (NHA) study. While the NHA for the fiscal years 2014-15 and 2015-16 …

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BDBL official accused of siphoning Nu 11.764M

The BDBL headquarters in Thimphu

An accomplice who helped him embezzle is still at large While the Office of the Attorney General is yet to charge the nine, who were allegedly involved in embezzling Nu 576.469 million from the Bhutan Development Bank Limited, the Anti-Corruption Commission has unearthed another embezzlement of Nu 11.764M from its …

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Bhutan wins Earth Award

Bhutan was awarded the Earth Award at a ceremony in ITB (International Tourism Bourse) in Berlin, Germany on March 7. Tourism Council of Bhutan’s (TCB) director, Chhimmy Pem, said the Tourism Council of Bhutan was delighted to receive this prestigious award that was initiated to recognise and appreciate tourism destinations …

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Provident fund scheme mandatory for private firms: MoLHR

All organisations in the private sector should start provident fund (PF) scheme for their employees latest by May 31 this year, either with the Royal Insurance Corporation of Bhutan or Bhutan Insurance Limited, the labour ministry has notified. Department of labour’s director, Sonam Wangdi, said that as per Section 99 …

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His Majesty grants Audience to youth

His Majesty The King granted an Audience to a group of youth participating in the Earn and Learn programme yesterday. The 359 participants who have completed a basic Japanese language course in Thimphu will leave for Japan as soon as they secure funding from financial institutions to join language institutes …

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Former RICBL ED moves court; CEO appeals to labour ministry

The former executive director (ED) of Royal Insurance Corporation of Bhutan Limited (RICBL), Sonam Dorji, took the RICBL’s board to the Thimphu dzongkhag court last month for unlawfully sending him on retirement. Court officials from the Civil Bench said that the preliminary hearing was conducted on February 27, and the …

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Cross border electricity trade issues under review

GoI’s guidelines on cross border electricity trade has affected Dagachhu and Khonlongchhu projects The government of India has formed a committee to review issues arising from its guidelines  cross border electricity trade, economic affairs minister Lekey Dorji said at the meet the press session yesterday. He said that the Indian …

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26 truckers denied permit to transport sand

The supply of sand has not been interrupted according to NRDCL

Twenty-six truckers have been suspended from carrying sand after they stopped ferrying sand after the introduction of the new sand supply system. The Natural Resources Development Corporation Limited (NRDCL) introduced the system on January 1. According to NRDCL officials, the office would issue the permit only on production of security …

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