Wednesday , August 31 2016
  • Villagers disgruntled with urban tax

    Some of the villagers of Weeling paid significantly higher taxes this year as their lands fall under Trongsa town’s extended boundary 

    Tax: The people of Weeling village under Nubi gewog in Trongsa are unhappy with the Trongsa municipal’s office making them pay urban land tax from this year.

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ACC implicates 3 for FCBL embezzlement worth Nu 2.5M

Anti-Corruption Commission recommends persecution of former FCBL manager and restitution of Nu 2.519M

Corruption: The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has implicated three men, including a former manager, for the alleged embezzlement of property and shortage of food grains amounting to more than Nu 2.519 million from the bulk depot, Food Corporation of Bhutan Ltd (FCBL), in Phuentsholing.

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Civil servants dissatisfied with new RCSC reform

Civil service: The recent reform of the Bhutan Civil Service System (BCSS) by the Royal Civil Service Commission (RCSC) to introduce a new concept of Senior Supervisory (SS) to the Supervisory and Support (S&S) category has left most civil servants in this group disgruntled with the commission’s new regulation.

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Govt. questions opposition’s credibility on PIT


Tax: The opposition’s claims on the government refusing to introduce the new tax slab of 30 percent for the upper income group stating that ministers fall within this bracket, is an act of undermining the government by misrepresentation of truth, the Prime Minister said.

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Samdrupjongkhar to have two thrompon candidates

However, zomdu results were not accepted by a third aspiring thrompon candidate who is now demanding clarification on some issues 

LG: Amid much confusion, the zomdu results were not accepted by aspiring thrompon candidate, Sangay Tenzin from Kipse constituency under Samdrupjongkhar thromde, who did not receive enough “Yes” votes during a Zomdu held on August 19 in Dewathang.

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Gasa wants stronger local BPC presence

The dzongkhag faces frequent power cuts whenever it rains or there are strong winds, and during the winters

Electricity: To provide faster restoration works and help reduce frequent power fluctuations in Gasa, the dzongkhag has recommended that Bhutan Power Corporation (BPC) strengthen its human resources in Gasa.

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Laws on pet dogs to be reviewed

Meat shops will also be relocated as part of the effort to control the dog population besides mass sterilisation  Canines: Thimphu thromde will meet with the Ministry of Agriculture and Forests to discuss reviewing legislations and guidelines to control dogs and impose fines on dog owners, who do not care for their pets.

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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