An individual can carry upto US$ 5000 in any currency to a third country but if that amount exceeds this, an individual must declare it. If the amount is not declared than action can be taken, explained that director of revenue and customs.The civil case brought against two businesswomen from Thimphu is about this.
Custom officials have claimed that the 2 million in Indian currency enroute to Bangkok being carried by the two [... Read More]
The Royal Institute of Management held its sixth convocation ceremony on Monday (July 15) for 151 graduates.Speaking at the convocation Lyonpo Sangay Ngedup, minister for health and education, said the graduates constitute an important component in human resource development of the country.
The director of the RIM, Namgay Om explained that the institutes vision was to become the premiere centre for management education in the region. Developing and enhancing the efficiency and effectiveness of managers will [... Read More]
The Indian Embassy in Thimphu officially launched its website on Monday (July15) the website, www.eoithimphu.org has information on India, Indo-Bhutan relations and consular matters.A spokesman from the embassy said that the site contains information on pursuing higher education and scholarships in India and information on trade and industry, travel and tourism and current developments in India.
The Indian Ambassador in Bhutan Mr. K.S Jasrotia said, ” The user-friendly homepage provides information on India and [... Read More]
The consumer price index (CPI) for Bhutan during the first half of 2002 increased by 16.8 points as compared with the same quarter in 2001, according to the central statistical organization (CSO).
This indicates that the inflation in Bhutan increased by 2.7 percent in the June 2002 quarter as compared with the same quarter in 2001. [... Read More]
When it comes to tobacco ban, Bumthang dzongkhag means business. Just recently, a total of eight shops were raided and confiscated tobacco products burnt leaving resident smokers cursing their luck.According to the dzongkhag, eight different varieties of cigarettes and chewing tobacco worth Nu 19,000 were found in shops.
Despite repeated warnings, some shops were still selling tobacco, an official said. He added that the surprise raid was necessary to discourage illegal sale in the future.
The raid [... Read More]
Zhemgang could achieve at least 60 percent literacy by the end of the Ninth Five-Year Plan, thanks to the success of the non-formal education programme in the dzongkhag.The dzongkhags literacy rate has more than doubled over the past decade.
According to the district education officer, Pasang Norbu, during the Ninth Plan about 30 new non-formal education centres will be opened in the dzongkhag. About 15 such centres were currently imparting both the basic and post learning [... Read More]
The future is here
Spectators at the National Assembly are a little awed these days by the heat of the debate as Assembly members confront each other across the floor of the august hall. Increasingly, individual members are also questioning decision makers and authority with growing vigour, be it government organisations or the service forces.The free-for-all exchange has even silenced distant observers who have been critical of the Assembly proceedings, especially those who did not understand [... Read More]
A team consisting of four farmers from Trongsa, Shemgang, Paro and Trashiyangtse including a team leader from the department of research and development services, ministry of agriculture, completed a seven day study visit to mushroom growing areas in Thailand recently.According to a spokesman the main objectives of tour were to understand and observe the whole cycle of mushroom production, including the spawn production, post harvest activities and marketing and to share experiences [... Read More]
The Paro district court is presently looking into a money laundering case involving two business women from Thimphu.According to reports received the incident took place almost three months ago at the Paro International Airport where custom officials apprehended the two women.
The amount allegedly involves Nu 2 million in Indian currency.
His Majesty the King has commanded the appointment of Dasho Dophu Tshering as the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Kingdom of Bhutan to the Peoples Republic of Bangladesh.He succeeds Lhatu Wangchuk who has returned to Bhutan after completion of his tour of duty in Bangladesh.
Dasho Dophu Tshering began his career in the government service in 1971 when he joined the ministry of development. He was transferred to the then department of foreign affairs in [... Read More]