Finance Minister Namgay Tsheringkuensel

The supplementary budget of Nu 898M presented on account of salary revision 

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Finance Minister Namgay Tshering yesterday presented the supplementary budget appropriation of Nu 898.277 for the financial year 2019-20 on account of the salary revision that was not included in the approved budget. 
Chairperson of legislative committee, Choining Dorjikuensel

NC’s legislative committee proposes to retain Penal Code provisions on unnatural sex

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The legislative committee of the National Council (NC) yesterday proposed to retain the two provisions on unnatural sex in the Penal Code of Bhutan 2004.
Korphu GC road in Trongsa (File Photo)kuensel

Party pledge not above national interest: PM  

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The Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa pledged to generate an additional 5,200 Mega Watts (MW) of hydropower through Sunkosh, Kuri-Gongri, and other projects during the elections. 
Lyonchhen Dr Lotay Tsheringkuensel

NA to deliberate LG Act (Amendment) Bill 2020 in the fifth session

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The already delayed amendment of Local Government Act 2008 is yet again deferred for deliberation. The National Assembly members deferred deliberating it in the second session of the Third Parliament in June last year.
MP Dorji Wangdikuensel

Anti-Corruption (Amendment) Bill third reading scheduled for the fourth session

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The National Assembly (NA) members yesterday decided to deliberate the Anti-Corruption (Amendment) Bill of Bhutan 2020 this session but will do the third reading in the next parliament session.
MP Ugyen Wangdikuensel

Govt. proposes amending Pay Revision Act 

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Six months after the Pay Revision Act was endorsed, the finance minister introduced the Pay Revision (Amendment) Bill of Bhutan, 2020 in the National Assembly yesterday.
Home and Cultural Affairs Minister Sherub Gyeltshenkuensel

Govt. working on tourists’ entry points: HM

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To ensure tourism developments reach to all dzongkhags, the National Assembly in its second parliament session passed the resolution to open five additional entry and exit points for tourists in the southern border.
MP Choki Gyeltshen

Economy diversification to curb slow down

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Maenbi Tsaenkhar’s Member of Parliament (MP) questioned the Prime Minister on the slow down in the economy, which would result in numerous issues such as the drop in the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth,
  The National Assembly in sessionkuensel

Committee proposes amending Negotiable Instrument Act 2000

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National Assembly’s good governance committee will table the Negotiable Instrument (Amendment) Bill 2020 on February 12 for deliberation and endorsement in the House.
Picture of development: The farm road to Mangdephu village in Trongsa is seldom used owing to poor road conditionskuensel

Residents of Mangdephu to get a new road

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With a farm road that is only pliable during winter, residents of Mangdephu and Jongthang in Trongsa have been struggling every summer to get to their villagers every summer for some years now. 
Korphu GC road in Trongsa (File Photo)kuensel

Government still working on blacktopping GC road as pledged 

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The government would blacktop all gewog roads and lay a base course to all farm roads in the country within its term, Prime Minister Dr Lotay Tshering said. 
Korphu GC road in Trongsa (File Photo)kuensel

Judiciary has no financial and budgetary independence: report

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Lack of financial and budgetary independence in judiciary affects its independent functioning, according to judiciary’s annual report 2019.
Korphu GC road in Trongsa (File Photo)kuensel

Taxation measures to narrow the income gap: FM

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Should the National Assembly pass the government’s proposed income tax reforms those with annual income of less than Nu 300,000 need not pay personal income tax (PIT) from 2021.