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No re-examination for leaked English II paper

Students will be awarded the same marks they scored in English paper I Education: Class XII’s English paper II, that was leaked before the examination, won’t be re-conducted and its answer sheets abandoned, decided the Bhutan Council for School Examinations and Assessment (BCSEA) board at an emergency meeting yesterday afternoon. ...

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HC questions fictitious companies

Express concerns of tax evasion Judiciary: The High Court (HC), while studying the case of winding up and distribution of profits of Mega Private Limited based in Phuentsholing, revealed that there are many fictitious companies created to import and export goods without having to pay taxes to the government. Expressing ...

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Commuters push cars through the snow laden Ura-Nangar road yesterday. The block was cleared the same day                                                                                                                      

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The cost of helping hands for MPs

Without clerical support, MPs in both the houses claim to be bogged down with paper work Parliament: The recently amended National Assembly (NA) and National Council (NC) Acts will open up vacancies for over 190 jobseekers. A research assistant and a personal assistant each for every member of the NA ...

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Gomchen convicted for rape of minor

Crime: Lhuentse dzongkhag court recently sentenced a 26-year-old man to eight-years, nine months and nine days in prison for raping a 14-year-old in September 2014. The court found Kinzang Dorji from Umgar village Mitsho gewog guilty of statutory rape, in accordance to section 183. The section states that a defendant ...

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Trust vital for economic development

Talk: Trust in a society is an important source of economic development. Some form of trust is embodied in all business and social interactions. That was the message Kaushik Basu, World Bank’s senior vice president, conveyed at a talk on “Social and Behavioral Foundations of Economic Development” at Taj Tashi ...

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Delivery ‘K4’ Bhutan to help the needy

The club has to date completed 25 charitable events across the country Charity: To commemorate the 60th birth anniversary of His Majesty the Fourth Druk Gyalpo, the Bhutan Dragons Motorcycle Club (BDMC) launched the Delivery ‘K4’ Bhutan initiative yesterday. According to the press release from the club, the initiative was ...

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Thimphu Taekwondo Association won 11th National Taekwondo Championship, which ended on January 1 in Thimphu. It took home a cash prize of Nu 25,000. Chukha Taekwondo Association bagged the second prize of Nu 15,000 and Mongar Taekwondo Association took the third position with Nu 10,000.  A total of 76 male ...

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High court directs Mega Pvt Ltd to pay evaded taxes

The high court overturned the lower court’s ruling and asked DRC to collect taxes from the four partners  Judiciary: In a long legal battle between four partners in connection with the winding up of their company and distribution of profits, the appellate court found that they had evaded taxes incurring ...

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What is RCSC trying to convey?

The commission’s response to cabinet is being dissected Update: Even as the Cabinet gathers details and evidences, as advised by the Royal Civil Service Commission (RCSC), against the three secretaries who were “surrendered” to the commission last month, a discussion has started on the RCSC’s response to the Cabinet. Questions ...

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BDBL to takeover community centres

Financial and banking services priority for rural communities pushed the move Management: In an attempt to increase the utility of existing community centres, the government will transfer operation and management of the centres to the Bhutan Development Bank Ltd (BDBL) from Bhutan Post. Bhutan Post had been managing the centres ...

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Invest and engage private sector: BCCI

Agriculture: If the agriculture ministry is to realis e the self-reliance dream, a comprehensive development policy, more public investment, and private sector engagement are necessary, according to the latest Bhutan Chamber of Commerce and Industry  (BCCI)report. The report presents analysis of the sector’s current situation and the gaps in policy ...

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