Tuesday , August 22 2017
  • Supreme Court orders verification of SP + and SP conviction

    Upon verification by the Office of Attorney General (OAG) and the Royal Bhutan Police, those convicted for abusing and peddling of Spasmo Proxyvon Plus (SP+) but charged for Spasmo Proxyvon (SP) can now appeal for thrimthue in lieu of prison terms, the Supreme Court has stated.

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We are not hiding any numbers: PM

Prime Minister, Tshering Tobgay, said, the 14th labour force survey report (LFSR) for 2016-2017 would not be published to avoid having three different employment figures. Instead, the government would wait for the Bhutan Living Standard Survey (BLSS) 2017 report to consider the employment figures, the prime minister said at the meet the press session yesterday.

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Govt. to hold GST on vehicle import

Prime Minister speaks on the GST at the meet-the-press session yesterday

Streamlining the country’s tax regulation with the goods and services tax (GST) regime in India will need another sitting of the Cabinet with the finance ministry. While several consultations have been conducted with the private sector representatives and industrialists, Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay has asked for a final consultative meeting.

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Picture story

His Holiness the Je khenpo, Truelku Jigme Chhoeda awarded khadar and certificates to the first batch of Buddhist philosophy graduates of the Institute of Science of Mind at the Kuenselphodrang yesterday.

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eCitizen portal to improve public service delivery

Dasho Karma Tshiteem launchs the portal yesterday

Bhutanese citizens can now get their property titles transferred online through eCitizen portal. eCitizen portal is an online system which includes the initiation of property transfer application by the parties, internal processes at thromde and approval processes at the National Land Commission (NLC).

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BLDCL to enhance self-sufficiency of livestock products

Agriculture Minister Yeshey Dorji and CEO of BLDCL, Jigme Wangchuk at the inauguration (Photo courtesy: MoAF)

The Bhutan Livestock Development Corporation Limited (BLDCL), which formally opened on August 3 will complement the development needs of livestock sector in the country and help create employment opportunities for youth and farmers in livestock enterprises.

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Pedestrian walkway to complete next month

The six-kilometre footpath stretching from Lungtenzampa to Babesa (Wangchu) will be completed by the end of September. An engineer with Thimphu thromde, Sonam Namgay, said that the construction of the footpath is 80 percent complete.

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Trade polices as means to realise sustainable development goals

The workshop aims to identify trade policy options for LDCs

Of the 169 Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) targets, 134 are reflected in Bhutan’s policy frameworks, according to labour minister Ngeema Sangay Tshempo. The minister shared this during a three-day regional workshop on least developed countries (LDC) and leveraging trade as a means of implementation for the 2030 agenda, which began on August 2 in Thimphu.

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Late blight hits potato production

Potato plants affected by late blight in Chukha (File Photo)

The quantity of potato brought for auctioning this year in Phuentsholing has dropped by nine percent. Records with the Food Corporation of Bhutan Limited (FCBL) show that its auction yard in Phuentsholing saw 1,552.75 metric tonnes (MT) of potatoes this year in July compared to 1,705.97MT in July 2016.

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