His Majesty The King graced the opening ceremony of the 3rd session of the Third Parliament yesterdayKuensel

NC committees update previous session resolutions 

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Of 18 recommendations Special Committee of Nation Council (NC) for Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) submitted last year, the committee’s recent assessment showed that the implementing authorities met only half of them. 
His Majesty The King graced the opening ceremony of the 3rd session of the Third Parliament yesterdayKuensel

Govt. proposes daily SDF 25 percent of USD 65 for regional tourist

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The tourism sector representatives said that the government’s proposal to levy a daily Sustainable Development Fee (SDF) for regional leisure tourists is a good move to tackle the issues related to regional tourists.  Finance Minister Namgay Tshering introduced a bill at the National Assembly yesterday to amend the Tourism Levy Exemption (Amendment) Act 2018. 
Agriculture minister Yeshey Penjor interacts with farmers yesterdayKuensel

Foothills Festival encourages local farm production   

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The third Foothills Festival in Gelephu began with much excitement and vigour to celebrate Sarpang dzongkhag’s yearlong achievements especially in the agriculture and livestock sectors. 
Opposition Leader Pema GyamtshoKuensel

NA rejects Ministers’ and Equivalent Post Holders’ Entitlement Bill

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The National Assembly yesterday rejected the Ministers’ and Equivalent Post Holders’ Entitlement Bill 2019 on the verbal motion moved by the foreign minister. Only 15 of the 45 MPs present raised their hands in favour of deliberating the bill in National Assembly. 
His Majesty The King graced the opening ceremony of the 3rd session of the Third Parliament yesterdayKuensel

NA decides not to discuss Impeachment Bill

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With the show of hands, National Assembly (NA) members yesterday decided not to discuss the Impeachment Bill for the constitutional office bearers.
His Majesty The King graced the opening ceremony of the 3rd session of the Third Parliament yesterdayKuensel

Govt. proposes major tax exemption and reduction 

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The government proposed major tax revision and duties including the green tax on goods such as telecommunication equipment, hybrid cars, and energy-efficient appliances yesterday.      The finance minister Namgay Tshering proposed the Tax (Amendment) Bill 2020 in the National Assembly. 
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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

RAA seeks intervention from policy- makers and stakeholders

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Royal Audit Authority’s (RAA) review of the Bhutan Schedule of Rates (BSR) and its application by government agencies revealed poor assessment of item rates of any construction works in absence of standard data management and data dissemination.
His Majesty The King graced the opening ceremony of the 3rd session of the Third Parliament yesterdayKuensel

Court asks litigants to seek mediation unit service in a civil case

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Trongsa dzongkhag court has asked the 10 staff of the College of Language and Cultural Studies in Taktse, who were compulsorily retired after sexual harassment case surfaced in May last year and has filed case against the college and Royal University of Bhutan to settle the case out of court.
His Majesty The King graced the opening ceremony of the 3rd session of the Third Parliament yesterdayKuensel

More children die of renal diseases 

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Renal diseases have become a major cause of morbidity and mortality among hospitalised children in the country.  About 28 children with renal diseases admitted to the national referral hospital in Thimphu in 2018 succumbed to the disease, according to a study conducted by a pediatric resident of the Department of Paediatrics, Faculty of Post Graduate Medicine.
His Majesty The King graced the opening ceremony of the 3rd session of the Third Parliament yesterdayKuensel

DPCL finally succumbs to despair

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Three years after the withdrawal of Superior Kerosene Oil (SKO) subsidy, Druk Plaster and Chemical Limited (DPCL) that manufactures Plaster of Paris from gypsum finally shuts down.  The company issued a notification on its voluntary shutting down on January 13 this year. 
Larjab villageKuensel

Larjab village’s long dream of a farm road 

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From the nearest road point at Laishum, residents of Larjab village have to walk four hours to get to their village. 
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.