Friday , July 29 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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Jomotsangkha hopes to benefit with township development


Township: The people of Jomotsangkha could not have been happy when the dzongkhag tshogdu endorsed Samdrupcholing as Samdrupjongkhar’s yenlag (satellite) thromde earlier this year. But with developmental activities going on in the town, the locals are hopeful that benefits of township development could reach them as well.

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Govt. to lose Nu 484M from revision of PIT slab

46,105 tax payers will enjoy the exemption
Tax: Should the proposed revision of the basic exemption limit of Personal Income Tax (PIT) go from Nu 100,000 to Nu 200,000, the government will have to forego a revenue of Nu 484 million (M) annually.

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Preparing for pandemics

Training: To test and validate the updated National Influenza Pandemic Preparedness Plan (NIPPP), a four-day simulation exercise is being conducted at the Technical Training Institute in Khuruthang, Punakha. It began yesterday.

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Measures in place to address increasing regional visitors: PM

The govt.’s priority is to conduct tourism activities without undermining the high impact, low value policy
Toursism: Although the unprecedented growth of regional tourists is a concern, the government is prepared and measures are in place to address the increasing number of visitors without undermining the high impact, low value tourism policy.

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Helicopter service profitable so far: Govt.

However, the opposition disagreed on grounds of maintenance costs and depreciation
NC: Of 143 flights flown by the Royal Bhutan Helicopter Service (RBHS) in the last six months, 38 flights were used for medical services.

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Deliberation on Customs bill begins

The bill was introduced in Parliament in November last year
NA: The economic affairs committee of the National Assembly yesterday presented the Customs bill to the house. The bill aims to modernise the country’s customs administration system.

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Second calf rally in Trashigang

The best of the exhibited calves were awarded cash prizes

An artificial insemination programme is proving successful 
Livestock: To further encourage dairy farmers to adopt artificial insemination (AI) for improving cattle breeds, the Department of Livestock (DoL) organised a calf rally at Pam in Trashigang on June 1.

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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