His Majesty The King grants an audience to ICT teachers from across the country in Gelephu yesterdayKuensel

HM Graces Consecration of Druk Wangditse Lhakhang

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His Majesty The King, His Majesty the Fourth Druk Gyalpo, Their Majesties the Gyalyums, His Royal Highness The Gyalsey and members of the Royal Family graced the Consecration of the Druk Wangditse Lhakhang.
Tourists from the region driving their own cars is blamed for congesting the already congested roads in the countryKuensel

Govt. mulls levying green tax on tourist vehicles

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In what would be a major policy change, the government is planning to impose green tax on foreign vehicles carrying regional tourists in Bhutan.
His Majesty The King grants an audience to ICT teachers from across the country in Gelephu yesterdayKuensel

NA finalises SDF at Nu 1,200 per person per day

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Tourists from the region visiting Bhutan would have to pay Nu 1,200 per night per person as sustainable development fee (SDF), according to the Tourism Levy and Exemption Bill of Bhutan 2020. The National Assembly (NA) decided this yesterday following the recommendations of the environment and climate change committee, as a new proposal in the Bill. 
His Majesty The King grants an audience to ICT teachers from across the country in Gelephu yesterdayKuensel

Sluggish economic growth hits employment

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A trading house based in Thimphu laid off 20 employees, closed two units of its business and has entered a steep cost-cutting mode recently. “We are struggling to stay afloat because of the downturn in the economy,” said the proprietor.  “If the situation does not improve soon, we will be compelled to lay off more people. If this trend continues other companies and firms will also cut down their expenses.”
His Majesty The King with 82-year-old Kencho Tseten, in Dungkar, Lhuentsekuensel

His Majesty in Dungkar

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His Majesty The King with 82-year-old Kencho Tseten, in Dungkar, Lhuentse. Kencho Tseten was the first person to vote in the mock elections on April 21, 2007.
His Majesty The King grants an audience to ICT teachers from across the country in Gelephu yesterdayKuensel

What’s driving the economy?

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If the country’s economy is a gun, it has three triggers to fire the bullet. This is the analogy of spike in the economic growth triggered periodically and by investments in hydropower, public expenditure (which relates to the five year planning period) and by growth in domestic credit.
Precaution: Health officials monitor body temperature of people crossing into Bhutan from India at the Phuentsholing entry gate as a measure to prevent the spread of coronavirusKuensel

Health minister assures all in place to tackle coronavirus 

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As the outbreak of the Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) spreads to 14 countries as of yesterday since the outbreak was first reported, Bhutan prepares to prevent the virus from entering the country.    
His Majesty The King grants an audience to ICT teachers from across the country in Gelephu yesterdayKuensel

Bhutanese truck drivers attacked at Fulbari

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Two Bhutanese truck drivers ferrying boulders to Bangladesh were brutally beaten by local residents at Fulbari, the Indian town that borders Banglabandha, Bangladesh on January 27.  The incident occurred between 2pm and 3pm at Fulbari, which is about 160km from Phuentsholing. They were beaten up for not being able to pay a donation for a local ritual.
The National Assembly rejected Impeachment Procedure Bill and Minister and Equivalent Post Holders’ Entitlement Bill recentlyKuensel

Disagreement between NA and NC complicates legislative procedure

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The National Assembly’s refusal to deliberate the Impeachment Procedure Bill 2019 and the Minister and Equivalent Post Holders’ Entitlement Bill 2019 has raised questions on the fate of the two Bills.
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His Majesty The King celebrates Daw Chunyipai Losar in Dewathang

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His Majesty The King celebrated Daw Chunyipai Losar with the Royal Bhutan Army personnel and their families in Dewathang.  Daw Chunyipai Losar is the first day on the 12th month of the Bhutanese Lunar calendar, and celebrated as the start of a new year in Eastern Bhutan.
His Majesty The King grants an audience to ICT teachers from across the country in Gelephu yesterdayKuensel

High-level roundtable constituted on 21st Century Economic Roadmap

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Chaired by Prime Minister Dr Lotay Tshering, the first meeting of the high-level roundtable on the 21st Century Economic Roadmap held yesterday reviewed the proposed goal and timeline within which the roadmap is to be drawn.  The proposed goal of the economic roadmap is “High Income GNH Society by 2030”, the threshold of which is a GNI per capita of USD 12,375. 
His Majesty The King grants an audience to ICT teachers from across the country in Gelephu yesterdayKuensel

His Majesty in southern Bhutan

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His Majesty The King granted an audience to ICT teachers from across the country who are attending a 12-day coding training which started in Gelephu yesterday.  
His Majesty The King grants an audience to ICT teachers from across the country in Gelephu yesterdayKuensel

Mining Bill may have limited the state’s rights over minerals  

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The Mines and Minerals Bill 2020 gives the state the prerogative to promote and develop minerals if they are found either on government or private land.  However, a new Section that provides for obtaining written consent from the landowner may have limited the state’s right to extract the mines and minerals from private land to the nation’s economic benefit.