Micro-trade licence holders across country’s 16 dzongkhag thromdes will benefit the waiver
Pledge: In realising one of its 100-day pledges, the government has decided to do away with the taxes for small and rural businesses, forgoing Nu 25M annually from national revenue.
Despite the revenue loss, Lyonchhoen Tshering Tobgay, at the meet-the-press forum yesterday, said the most important aspect of the pledge was to benefit people by creating a conducive business environment in the rural [... Read More]
Drukpa Lauri’s Ganga Ram Ghaley aims his shot
Archery: The Samdrupcholing sports and culture association organised an archery tournament coinciding with the birth anniversary of His Majesty the Fourth Druk Gyalpo. About 19 teams from the gewogs participated in the Yangphel style tournament, but one team stood out.
It was not the winner, but team Drukpa Lauri, whose entire team of six archers was Lhotsampa, headed by the gup MB Gurung, and sports instructor, Ganga Ram Ghaley. Although the team made it [... Read More]
The tournament, which ended on November 10, was organised by the India House Golf Club to commemorate the birth anniversary of His Majesty the Fourth Druk Gyalpo. About 45 golfers participated in the five–day tournament.
An NCWC reports reveals an increased incidence of VAW against women aged 15-49
Gender: In what could be the first reported death from domestic violence, a woman in her late 30s succumbed to “traumatic injury from blunt force,” some time in August this year at the Thimphu referral hospital.
The woman suffered “traumatic perforation of intestines” and, while her death is still under investigation, she was known to be a chronic victim of domestic violence, [... Read More]
Launch: Her Majesty the Queen Mother Ashi Dorji Wangmo Wangchuck launches the second edition of the 11-11-11, a tribute to His Majesty the Fourth Druk Gyalpo Jigme Singye Wangchuck, yesterday.
Published by MPC Publications, the book with 11 chapters covers the early life of the Fourth Druk Gyalpo, messages from the members of the royal family, tributes from the prime minister and cabinet ministers, [... Read More]
Housing: The country’s booming real estate business is coming to a halt – at least going by what real estate developers say. And the freeze on housing loan is not helping them.
With cost escalation and shortage of funds, constructions are getting delayed, disappointing those who invested in real estate. “We won’t be able to deliver,” said Gyelsa-tewa real estate development (GRED) managing director, Tshering Tobgay. GRED, with 10 years of experience in real [... Read More]
The school construction will be completed by December this year
This would probably be a New Years gift to children of Pangserboo village
Education: Students of Pangserboo village in Drujaygang, Dagana are already looking forward to the new academic session next year.
In February 2014, the students would be returning to a new school that will have six structures overlooking the entire village that can accommodate 150 students in the first year and a football ground for students to play on.
Apart from that it will [... Read More]
Among other faults, they have failed to submit their annual reports for a number of years
Registrar: The Company Registrar division (CRD), under the department of industry, has issued a second notice to strike off four companies by early next year for failing to respond to the first notification.
The four companies are The Journalists private limited (pvt ltd), Kuenleg Construction Enterprise pvt ltd (KCEPL), Sherub Institute of Learning pvt ltd (SILPL), and Khoche Dhaychhog [... Read More]
Tshengkhar: A villager tells his representative connecting the bypass was not difficult since most villages were already connected by farm roads
A bypass that connects Lhuentse and Mongar through the community is what they wish for
Meet: In his recent constituency visit, Speaker Jigme Zangpo was received by Tshengkhar villagers in Mongar with a reminder of the pledge he made them during the recent election.
The villagers of the community said they wanted the government to complete the bypass between Gorbangtang in Mongar and Tshengkhar in Lhuentse left unfinished for the last five years.
Today, about [... Read More]
Home is supposed to be where people feel secure.
But this is not necessarily so for many women, not just in the rural areas but even in urban towns of the country.
This is what a recent study on violence against women in the country found.
Home, in that case, is a place women should be wary about being in as much as they fell so about being outside.
What does it tell of a society that is seen [... Read More]