Sunday , July 31 2016
  • Preparing for future disasters

    Construction of National Emergency Operation Centre and 10 helipads on the cards

    Preparedness: Should disasters like the recent flash floods or even bigger ones strike the country in the near future, Bhutan would be better prepared.

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RAA recommends reviewing tax law

Systematic and effective approach to tax assessment lacking and information base not adequate, RAA says

Tax: The Royal Audit Authority (RAA) recommends reviewing tax laws and regulations to tighten revenue leakage from Business Income Tax (BIT).

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Developments in the agriculture sector

As stated in the state of the nation report that the PM presented last week

Report: The government has paid Nu 119 million (M) as compensation for tsamdro (pastureland) in 17 dzongkhags so far in line with the Land Act while the Land Commission is also finalising the rules to lease tsamdros.

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A gup and a mother

Tashiding’s incumbent woman gup says the post is easier than household chores and farming, will re-contest 

LG: Gup Namgay Pelden says that the apparently difficult task of serving at the post of gup turned out to be easier than anticipated.

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Hospitality graduates find jobs


Employment: The first batch of 75 graduates trained in hotel management at the Yarab Institute for Hospitality Management (YIHM) in Thimphu are already employed in various tourist standard hotels around the country.

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BNCA to accredit drop-in and rehabilitation centres

Service: With the launch of the “Guidelines for Accreditation of Drop-in Centres and Treatment cum Rehabilitation Centres in Bhutan,” last month, the Bhutan Narcotics Control Authority (BNCA) will now accredit drop-in and rehabilitation centres in the country.

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To understand the burden of teenage pregnancy

Public health department has prepared teenage pregnancy reporting guideline
Health: To help outline a reporting mechanism for incidences of teenage pregnancies in the country, the health ministry’s Department of Public Health (DoPH) has prepared a teenage pregnancy reporting guideline.

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Lack of irrigation water puts Govt. under pressure

Irrigation: Delayed monsoon and drying water sources is causing irrigation problems leaving farmers in Thimphu, Punakha, Wangdue, and Trongsa at the mercy of the environment and dependent on the interventions of agriculture ministry.

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10 percent GDP growth unachievable: PM

IMF has projected that GDP will grow at 8.4 percent this year
Economy: Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay has said that the government will not be able to achieve an annual economic growth of 10 percent by 2018 as promised during its election campaign in 2013.

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A failed reservoir tank

Paddy fields have been left fallow after the reservoir tank could not supply irrigation water

Some farmers have alleged that they were not consulted on the location of the reservoir
Irrigation: A water reservoir tank that was built to help irrigate paddy fields of six households in Tachoekha village in Tshogwom gewog has failed one year after its completion.

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My Country, My Town

  • Road read: The question is whether it’s advice (while good, no doubt) for self or others or both? Photo Bidur Rai
  • Powerful wishes: Did these footballs hung from a tree have anything to do with the Leicester City victory? Photo by Tshering Doma, ICS
    Powerful wishes: Did these footballs hung from a tree have anything to do with the Leicester City victory? Photo by Tshering Doma, ICS
  • Dancing goat: Sometimes one just gets the urge to get up and shake a leg Photo by Kelzang Wangchuk, Kuensel, Thimphu