The national Internet and television service launches were part of the visionkuensel

Seven percent GST across all board will eliminate 11 BST slabs

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Should the Parliament pass the GST law, tax regime in the country would be digitised and integrated through an on-line platform. During a consultative meeting with the members of the private sector at the Bhutan Chamber of Commerce and Industries (BCCI) office yesterday, Lyonchhen Dr Lotay Tshering said that GST is the way forward to institute a 21st-century tax regime.
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Govt. proposes goods and services tax

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In what can be called as a major overhaul to the tax regime, to reinforce the tax administration and to recoup an additional revenue of Nu 3B, the finance minister yesterday proposed goods and services tax Bill (GST), introducing a standard single rate of 7 percent, which would subsume the sales tax and modify the excise system. 
His Majesty The King graced the opening ceremony of the 3rd session of the Third Parliament yesterdayKuensel

Parliament offers gratitude to Their Majesties

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His Majesty The King graced the opening ceremony of the third session of the third Parliament at the Gyalyong Tshogkhang yesterday. 
There are about 42,000 yaks in the country today (File photo)Kuensel

Custodian of northern borders are leaving their homes 

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Every year people from the mountains descend to the plains for warmth and comfort. But for some this is no more a seasonal migration. 
Construction underway at Jigmeling Industrial Park, Sarpang (Photo: Kezang Deki)Kuensel

Delays frustrate applicants at industrial parks

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Lengthy approval procedures, incompetent project appraisal officials at the banks, delay in issuance of environment clearances and land lease certificate are some of the reasons establishment of industries is delayed. 
His Majesty The King grants an audience to the participants of the 13th Scouts Leadership Training at Tencholing, WangduephodrangKuensel

His Majesty The King grants audience to participants of scout leadership programme

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His Majesty The King granted an audience to 63 girls and 62 boys who participated in the three-week long 13th Scouts Leadership training programme, which started on December 23. 
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Escaping the nightmare 

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“I was sold as a slave; a machine put there to do their work. Tortured, scolded and kept on my toes from day one. Everyday was a nightmare.”
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Govt. braces for crucial session 

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The winter session of Parliament beginning January 15 is expected to be crucial for the government in terms of passing the legislations that it believes would achieve the objective of narrowing the gap.
Dhamdum industrial park in SamtseKuensel

Govt. to fast track establishment of industrial parks

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More than 150 applications to set up industries have been kept pending because of incomplete infrastructure at the industrial estates, non-issuance of clearances for various agencies, and bureaucratic hurdles. 
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Inward remittances show weakening signs

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The country’s inward remittances as of August last year was Nu 1.5B, half the amount the country received in 2018. In 2018, the country’s total inward remittances had more than tripled to hit a record of almost Nu 3B last year.
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NC conducts first public hearing on TVET 

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Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) revamping works are underway and would cover most of the recommendations on TVET the National Council passed last year, labour officials said.   The Special Committee of NC for TVET asked the Ministry of Labour and Human Resources on the implementation status of TVET recommendations it submitted during its first public hearing yesterday. 
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Private schools to raise teacher salary

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Teachers of private higher secondary schools can expect an increase in their monthly salary beginning this academic session.  The Private Schools Association of Bhutan (PSAB) consisting of 21 private schools have come to a consensus to increase the salary of teachers following the revision of government scholarship fee to Nu 40,000 for day scholars and Nu 70,000 for boarders.
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Did we live up to the Vision 2020?

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Vision 2020: Bhutan realised the importance of having a longer-term vision for the future. A visionary document called Bhutan 2020, A Vision for Peace, Prosperity and Happiness, released in June 1999, during the silver jubilee celebrations of His Majesty The Fourth King’s coronation by the then Planning  Commission.