High-level roundtable constituted on 21st Century Economic Roadmap

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. 

Toebisa gup and tshogpa accused of misusing contribution

Punakha dzongkhag’s internal audit is investigating Toebisa gup and Dochula-Menchuna tshogpa for allegedly embezzling contributions made for a fire victim of Begana chiwog.

Nikachu HEP construction almost half complete

The 118MW Nikachu Hydroelectric project marked a significant milestone when it completed excavation of the head-race tunnel from both ends of the first and second phase on January 23.  

NPL not a major economic crisis: Finance Minister  

While the rate of non-performing loans (NPL) has been rising in the country, Finance Minister Namgay Tshering said that it is not a major economic crisis. 

Responding to Nganglam MP Choida Jamtsho’s question on the deteriorating economic situation from the growing NPL yesterday, finance minister said that the current NPL stood at Nu 21.5 billion (B), which is about 15 percent. 

Water Flagship Programme on track: MoWHS report

Officials from the human settlement (MoWHS) presented the progress status of the Water Flagship Programme (WFP) to prime minister on January 23.

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National Day

December 16, 2019

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Sports

Paro FC stands a chance to make history 

The National Premier League champions, Paro FC stands a better chance against their opponents – Defenders FC of playing in the second leg of the Asian Football Confederation Cup (AFC) qualifiers against Bengaluru FC on February 5. 

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

January 25, 2020

Following a 10-day workshop on STEMSEL (Science, Technology,  Engineering,  Mathematics, and Social  Enterprise Learning), an innovative competition among the participants was held in Thimphu yesterday.

January 24, 2020

To create awareness on the proposed Goods and Services Tax, Prime Minister Dr Lotay Tshering met with civil servants in Thimphu at the Youth Development Fund hall yesterday

January 23, 2020

Under-17 (U-17) national women’s team defeated Meghalaya’s U-17 3-0 in the FIFA friendly match at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Shillong, India, on January 21. The U-17 team will play the second friendly match against Meghalaya at the same venue tomorrow at 2:30pm (BST).

January 22, 2020

 

A 32-year-old excavator operator died on the spot when a tree fell on the excavator at around 2pm in Nabji, Trongsa on January 20. The excavator was excavating a farm road and the operator was alone at the time of the incident. The body of the operator was recovered at around 3pm yesterday. More than 40 people including Police, locals and forest officials helped in the recovery. Since the machine was covered with a huge tree and mud, it took some hours to extract it. 

January 21, 2020

Inaccessibility: A patient who has been referred to the Jigme Dorji Wangchuck National Referral hospital from Mongar regional hospital recently was taken home in Serchenmo, Wangphu gewog, Samdrupjongkhar on a wooden stretcher to perform rituals before bringing her to Thimphu.      

January 20, 2020

Zhung Dratshang’s Leytshog Lopon Sangay Dorji concluded the two-week Buddhist Tradition Orientation and Training Programme with the offering of Riwosangchoe (mountain-cleansing offering) at the Zilukha MSS ground yesterday. About 891 students from the schools in Thimphu attended the programme.   

January 20, 2020

A fire that raged a temporary shed of open-air prisoners in Lingzhi, Thimphu on January 15 affected 10 individuals who lost all their properties. But no casualties were reported. The highlanders from the five chiwogs of Lingzhi gewog provided victims with mattresses, blankets, clothes and utensils. The cause of the fire is believed to be an electric short circuit. (Photo: Gewog administration, Lingzhi)

January 18, 2020


The Ambassador of Bangladesh to Bhutan,  A.K.M Shahidul Karim presented credentials to His Majesty The King at the Tashichhodzong yesterday.

January 16, 2020

Education Minister JB Rai launched a book titled “Miracle One Day” authored by Karma Cheki, a teacher of Thimyul Lower Secondary School in Lhuentse yesterday in Thimphu. Choeky, a beautiful young girl meets her lover with a diary in her bag from which she knows a story of another girl. Her story has a lesson about overcoming the fears, which bring hope to a sleepless.

January 16, 2020

Republic of Korea Ambassador to Bhutan Kang-il Hu handed over seven protocol cars to Foreign Secretary Kinga Singye in Thimphu yesterday morning. Korea donated the cars to the foreign ministry under the small-scale grant assistance scheme. So far Bhutan has received 18 cars. The two countries enjoy warm and cordial relations since the establishment of diplomatic relations in 1987.