Health officials fix a coronavirus prevention poster in Thimphu yesterdayKuensel

NA ratifies BIMSTEC convention

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National Assembly members ratified the BIMSTEC Convention on Cooperation in International Terrorism, Transnational Organised Crime and Illicit Drug Trafficking yesterday. Of the 42 members present, 41 voted for the ratification.
Lamgong Wangchang MP Ugyen TsheringKuensel

NC forwards two Tax Bills to NA

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National Council passed the Tax (Amendment) Bill and the Income Tax (Amendment) Bill in the past two days.
Health officials fix a coronavirus prevention poster in Thimphu yesterdayKuensel

In agriculture we must invest

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Bhutan is an agrarian society. More than half the population…
Some brick factories in Trashigang have closed shopKuensel

Brick manufactures in the east cry foul

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It was the perfect time to invest in manufacturing bricks. The Kholongchhu hydro project was finalised, the then government issued an executive order requiring all construction of public infrastructure by government agencies to use locally manufactured bricks.
Health officials fix a coronavirus prevention poster in Thimphu yesterdayKuensel

Campers take up social responsibility

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After spending 10 days in one of the rural villages of Zhemgang, campers of Camp Rural Urban Friendship(RUF) decided to collect 2,000 pairs of shoes for underprivileged students across the country. Initiated in 2017 as a post-camp project by the campers, this is the third year the Project Chodrup, is in action.
Health officials fix a coronavirus prevention poster in Thimphu yesterdayKuensel

Two farmers from Gomdar convicted for murder

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The Samdrupjongkhar dzongkhag court on February 4 sentenced two men to 25 years each in prison for murdering a 36-year-old man in Gomdar gewog. The judgment states that defendant Ngagyel and accomplice Karma Dorji, both 45, have to pay a compensation of Nu 492,875 including the cost of conducting the funeral rites to the deceased’s wife within two months from the day the court rendered the judgement.
Lack of water has turned fishponds into archery range and small football ground in the gewog todayKuensel

Reviving fish farming in Chuzergang amidst criticism

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The once green and sylvan fishponds lie barren and desolate in Chuzergang gewog in Sarpang.
Prevention is better than cure: An increasing number of residents are buying face masks in Phuentsholing following awareness campaign on the risks of coronavirusKuensel

Phuentsholing residents cautious of coronavirus

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Going by the increasing number of people wearing facemasks in Phuentsholing, the country’s biggest trade town that shares porous border with India, awareness and prevention measures to control the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) are well in place.
Prime Minister Dr Lotay TsheringKuensel

When will the GST Act come into force?

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The National Assembly is expected to endorse the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Bill, but when it will come into effect is anybody’s guess. Even after a prolonged debate yesterday, the House couldn’t decide on a date of the Act coming into force.
Health officials fix a coronavirus prevention poster in Thimphu yesterdayKuensel

Country beefs up preparedness as 2019-nCoV draws closer

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Bhutanese have little to worry in terms of preparedness for prevention and response to a coronavirus outbreak in the country, health officials say.
Health officials fix a coronavirus prevention poster in Thimphu yesterdayKuensel

Committee recommends MOLHR to enforce regulations on working condition

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The ministry of labour and human resources must enforce Regulations on Working Condition 2012 to ensure employees in the private sectors are not exploited. It should also ensure additional jobs are created for jobseekers. This was one of the four recommendations submitted by the Social and Cultural Committee on the SDG 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth report at the National Assembly on February 4. 
Health officials fix a coronavirus prevention poster in Thimphu yesterdayKuensel

Bhutan Stock Index launched

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Coinciding with His Royal Highness the Gyalsey’s fourth birth anniversary, the Royal Securities Exchange of Bhutan launched the Bhutan Stock Index (BSI) in Thimphu yesterday. The stock index shows the direction of security price movements and reflects market sentiments. 
Health officials fix a coronavirus prevention poster in Thimphu yesterdayKuensel

For a safer and enjoyable trip to Bhutan

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The government is mulling to impose a green tax of Nu 2,000 for…