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High court directs Mega Pvt Ltd to pay evaded taxes

The high court overturned the lower court’s ruling and asked DRC to collect taxes from the four partners  Judiciary: In a long legal battle between four partners in connection with the winding up of their company and distribution of profits, the appellate court found that they had evaded taxes incurring …

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What is RCSC trying to convey?

The commission’s response to cabinet is being dissected Update: Even as the Cabinet gathers details and evidences, as advised by the Royal Civil Service Commission (RCSC), against the three secretaries who were “surrendered” to the commission last month, a discussion has started on the RCSC’s response to the Cabinet. Questions …

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BDBL to takeover community centres

Financial and banking services priority for rural communities pushed the move Management: In an attempt to increase the utility of existing community centres, the government will transfer operation and management of the centres to the Bhutan Development Bank Ltd (BDBL) from Bhutan Post. Bhutan Post had been managing the centres …

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Invest and engage private sector: BCCI

Agriculture: If the agriculture ministry is to realis e the self-reliance dream, a comprehensive development policy, more public investment, and private sector engagement are necessary, according to the latest Bhutan Chamber of Commerce and Industry  (BCCI)report. The report presents analysis of the sector’s current situation and the gaps in policy …

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Reinvestigation confirms most allegations

Ura: Dzongkhag officials in Bumthang who carried out a reinvestigation on the Ura principal found most of the allegations to be true. According to the reinvestigation findings, an illegal claim of Nu 9,000 was made through a hand receipt in the name of an outsider who never worked for the …

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Strategies to implement the reading year

One of the main objectives is to strengthen language competencies among children and adults Education: The year 2015 is a time for not only children but also teachers and parents across the country to switch off the TV and start reading books, suggests the national reading programme. The National reading …

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Thai tourist dies after fall at Taktsang

Accident: A 54-year old tourist from Thailand died after she fell off the path to Taktsang monastery, yesterday. Police said that the incident occurred on a section of the path, located close to the monastery, that has no railing. The site is located below a house, located opposite to the …

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Picture story

Gaya bound: Hundreds of people are leaving for pilgrimage to Bodh Gaya to attend the various moenlam chhenmo. Yesterday about 250 people left Phuentsholing in five buses. It takes about 18 hours to reach to Bodh Gaya in Bihar, India from Phuentsholing.     

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Spending holidays fruitfully

About 30 students are packing oranges at a depot in S/jongkhar to pay their school expenses Vacation: Although it’s difficult to stay away from their parents and miss out the winter vacation fun, some 30 students from Wangphu gewog have chosen to take up part time jobs in Samdrupjongkhar and …

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821 girls attend youth enrichment programme

Youth: The second Winter Youth Enrichment Programme for girls is underway in Gyalpoizhing, Mongar. A total of 821 girls from 85 different schools, from classes 6 to 12 are participating in the camp. The girls are from all six eastern dzongkhags. Minster for Works and Human Settlement Dorji Choden inaugurated …

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