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Fiscal incentives not hitting target

Government will revise the fiscal incentive policy after the EDP is revised
Audit: The fiscal incentives rendered to the business establishments through the Economic Development Policy (EDP) did not benefit the cottage and small industries but 39 high-end hotels and nearly 80 percent of business entities availing tax holidays located in Thimphu, Paro and Bumthang.

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His Majesty’s Address

... at the Closing Ceremony of the 7th session of the 2nd Parliament 

Parliament: I am pleased to be here today to address the closing ceremony of the 7th Session of the Second Parliament.

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The status of GNH in the country

The state of the nation report this year focused on the 2015 GNH survey findings

Parliament: Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay presented the state of the nation report to Parliament yesterday focusing on the 2015 Gross National Happiness (GNH) survey.

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595 SDP projects approved

Fund: The Bhutan-India Small Development Project Committee approved the last nine projects worth Nu 181.28 million in the 11th Plan under this funding scheme at its fifth meeting yesterday.

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Bhutan makes progress in childcare and development

But certain areas still require addressing 
Report: About one in five children under the age of five in Bhutan still remain stunted, the UNICEF’s representative to Bhutan, Shaheen Nilofer, said during the launch of the State of the World’s Children (SWC) report yesterday.

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Cases involving police personnel dealt with strictly

Council: Five policemen are either on suspension or under trial for various crimes.

The ministry has revealed this in a written response to the National Council (NC), which in the wake of media reports of police personnel being involved in crimes, had enquired what actions were taken on the accused. The house received the written response earlier this month.

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