A lot was said in so little a time.
Perhaps that is what could be said about the government’s first state of the nation report, which lasted slightly over an hour, unlike those of the previous government’s that exceeded more than three hours of detailed review of activities it undertook and plans and vision it held for the country.
There was not much undertakings to report about anyway of a government that took the helm just two [... Read More]
They include issues of vehicle tax exemption and lifting the limits on marketing allowances among others
Tourism: Marketing allowances, trekking, or adventure equipment and tax exemption on tourist vehicles are some of the issues the country’s tour operators have listed for submission to government’s consideration.
These were some of the points tour operators came up with during their annual general meeting in August.
Tour operators said only two percent of their assessed gross profit was tax [... Read More]
Bhutan observed the World Tourism Day in Punakha on September 27 with a debate between Punakha Higher Secondary School and Ugyen Academy. The day was themed, Tourism and Water: Protecting Our Common Future and the event was organised by the Tourism Council of Bhutan.
To all intents and purposes, the body is defunct but nobody seems to know or even care
Trade: When a committee was first formed three years ago to combat the fronting business in Phuentsholing, private sector and residents welcomed the news, hoping the committee would track down and address fronting activities in the border town.
But, according to the committee’s members from the private sector, who have already put up their resignations, the committee has [... Read More]
It’s a common occurrence among newborns that most grow out of without ill effect
Health: There is a long queue of men and women holding children outside a small reception room at the Thimphu referral hospital’s biochemistry laboratory.
Towards the rear, two elderly women chat casually, while some watch them nodding their heads in agreement to what is being said on the subject.
Fuel: For more than a week now, Dorji, like many other Haa residents returned with an empty LPG cylinder from the districts’ only gas depot.
For villagers, especially those from far-flung villages, it becomes a hurdle, when they have to return home with an empty cylinder, and without any information on when the LPG would be available, residents said.
“Every time I come here, the depot is either out of LPG or vehicle fuel,” Dorji [... Read More]
State of the media gallery: Empty noodle packets, doma wrappers and those of candies carelessly left strewn on tables and floors of the National Assembly media gallery. Security officials on duty outside the gallery said media people, while quick to point out flaws in others were negligent of their own.
Sure shot: Damphu town striker kicks the ball that was the team’s third goal
Football: The monsoon football fever having barely cooled off since it ended a few weeks ago, Tsirang’s open vetaran leaque-cum-knockout tournament has taken over since September 29.
Damphu town team faced Goserling gewog team yesterday where the former won the game 3-1 goals.
The opening match was played between Damphu school teacher’s team and Mendrelgang teacher’s team.
Mendrelgang teachers beat Damphu school ones 6-0.
The second match saw RBP team beat Barshong gewog team 4-0.
Today’s match is [... Read More]
The Bhutan Karate Kids Club won the overall medal tally followed by Nepal and India in the South Asian Karate-Do club championship, which ended at the YHSS auditorium on September 29. Nepal came first in team fight followed by Bhutan and India. A total of 250 participants including 73 females from four teams -Nepal national team, Team New Delhi, Eastern Indian Joint Karate [... Read More]
Pakshika MSS took the first position and won Nu 5,000 in the annual Chukha dzongkhag inter taekwondo competition, which was held at Pakshika MSS in Gedu from September 27 to 29. Kamji MSS came second winning Nu 3,000 followed by Phuentsholing HSS that won Nu 2,000. A total of 184 boys and 120 girls participated in different weight categories. Bhutan Olympic Committee, Bhutan [... Read More]