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Internet problems impede G2C service delivery

NC study finds only seven of the 120 services were most availed More than one in three community centres (CC) that cater Government to Citizen (G2C) services have Internet problem and suffer from system breakdowns, a National Council study on the access to, and use of G2C services by people …

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Internet problems impede G2C service delivery

NC study finds only seven of the 120 services were most availed More than one in three community centres (CC) that cater Government to Citizen (G2C) services have Internet problem and suffer from system breakdowns, a National Council study on the access to, and use of G2C services by people …

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Govt. working to reduce fiscal deficit: FM

Despite the loss of revenue from the ripple effect of goods and services tax (GST) in India and delay in hydropower construction, the government is making efforts to reduce fiscal deficit for the 11th Plan below three percent of the GDP. A fiscal deficit occurs when government’s total expenditure exceeds …

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One domestic violence case reported everyday

22 cases were reported among women below 18 years while 25 cases involved men  With at least four women experiencing domestic violence each month or one each week, Trashigang tops the list of violence against women cases, according to records with Respect, Educate, Nurture and Empower Women (RENEW). Of the …

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NA resolves to not corporatise JDWNRH

Health minister Tandin Wangchuk and MP Zanglay Drukpa, who was the former health minister, shake hands after a heated exchange at the National Assembly session yesterday

Health minister says the committee formed to study the proposal will now be dissolved  Through a majority vote, the National Assembly (NA) yesterday decided to not corporatise the Jigme Dorji Wangchuck National Referral Hospital (JDWNRH) in Thimphu. Opposition MP from Panbang, Dorji Wangdi, moved a motion recommending the government to …

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Postal ballot could be cast at place of residence

The Election Commission of Bhutan has endorsed the reform to enhance voter turn out In what is considered to be one of the major reforms in Postal Ballot voting in the country, the Election Commission of Bhutan (ECB) has introduced a new postal voting system that will enable postal voters, …

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Construction of Southern East-West Highway to resume

Works and human settlement minister Dorji Choden fields questions at the National Assembly yesterday. She answered seven of the nine questions.

While widening works on the Northern East-West Highway is likely to take time Although security concerns remain, the government will soon start the 15km road construction from Rishore in Dewathang towards Khalatsho as a part of 68km Southern East-West Highway, works and human settlement minister, Dorji Choden said. The minister …

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Cabinet endorses reforms in procurement process

…with major changes in the e-tool evaluation criteria The Cabinet has approved the revision of criteria that is used to secure a work in the procurement process. Most reforms that the Ministry of Works and Human Settlement (MoWHS) proposed comes into effect from June next year. The issue It was …

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The modus operandi of trafficking drugs

A porous border is the biggest challenge in curbing access to controlled substances It is 3pm. A small tea shop along the several alleys of Chinese Lane in Phuentsholing is doing brisk business. Along with tea, it sells Spasmo Proxyvon Plus (SP+). A car is parked in front of the …

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Kerosene price hits Nu 28.90 a litre

Residents queue for kerosene at the fuel depot in Motithang, Thimphu.

From 2016 to date, the price for a litre of kerosene has shot by almost Nu 14 While the government has slashed the prices of petrol and diesel following its inclusion in the Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime, kerosene and aviation fuel is still under the excise regime. The …

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