Govt. supports relocation of offices, but not motion

The National Assembly yesterday shot down the motion to relocate some government offices, departments and institutions from Thimphu to other regions and dzongkhags to promote balanced regional development.

Practice of school ranking unfair: GG Committee

The National Council’s Good Governance Committee reported that the criteria used for rating schools in school ranking system was unfair and has demotivated principals and teachers of low ranked schools. 

Lumang residents wait for a bridge over Demri

With every rainfall and the impending monsoon, villagers in three chiwogs of  Lumang in Trashigang are worried about crossing Demri and Shoskomre streams. 

Bhutanese refraining from gatherings hurts Dadgari businesses

As much as people in Gelephu and nearby gewogs depend on Dadgari village in Assam, India for trade, the small Indian settlement’s main customers for business is it’s neighbours this side of the border. 

Luejong: Dancing for a healthy life

This rooster song is an evergreen song among many Bhutanese. The lyrics are simple, the dance steps fun and it is a sing-along song.

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MC Tshering Lhaden

December 16, 2019

Meet 16-year-old Tshering Lhaden, one of the youngest Masters of Ceremonies on the 112th National Day in Changlimithang.

National Day

December 16, 2019

Chairperson of the National Day Coordination Committee, Lyonpo Sherub Gyeltshen says

Sports

National football players to receive Nu 30,000 in salary

 Players of the Bhutan football national team will receive a salary of Nu 30,000 per month from next month, a 200 percent increase in their monthly salary.

Business

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.

Picture Story

February 21, 2020

The 48 medalists of the 13th South Asian Games held at Nepal in December were awarded Sports Excellence Award (SEA) yesterday by the Bhutan Olympic Committee (BOC) with financial support from the government. Nu 5.155 million was awarded to the medalists. 

February 20, 2020

Preparation: Thimphu students practise  for the 40th birth anniversary celebrations of His Majesty The King on February 21

February 20, 2020

Forest officials, police, soldiers and desuups contained a forest fire that started above Dechen Zam in Lanjophaka around 6:45pm on February 18 and damaged acres of forest. The fire, which was contained by 8:50pm reignited around 11pm. An electric short circuit is suspected to have caused the fire but forest officials are yet to know the cause of the fire and assess damages.