BUSINESS

PM tells NC Tourism sector is vibrant and well directed

The Economic Affairs Committee of the National Council conducted a detailed review of the tourism sector and found several issues, which called for the government’s immediate attention. Nine recommendations were sent to the government and one to the Royal Audit Authority (RAA) to conduct a special audit and ascertain the …

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Two men arrested for 29 cases of burglary

Thimphu police have apprehended two men in their 20s who burgled 29 shops, restaurants and karaoke bars in the capital over the past few months. Police arrested the two men, a 23-year old from Wangdue and a 25-year old from Trashigang on the night of May 14. From the suspects, …

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Pay Commission recommends hike for 1,499 LG members

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The third pay commission has recommended revising the pay, allowances and entitlements of local government leaders, but not Foreign Service entitlements and pay and allowances for GSP and ESP personnel of the civil service. Specifically, the commission has recommended a 40 percent pay revision for local government, daily allowance by …

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NANO: A new Internet Service Provider

And the third one to have its own dedicated international line NANO is the latest Internet Service Provider (ISP) to enter the market and the third ISP in the country, after Bhutan Telecom and TashiCell, with its own dedicated international line through the international gateway in Phuentsholing. Set up by …

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Anti Money Laundering Bill in Parliament

The Royal Monetary Authority (RMA) and its stakeholders are working on an Anti Money Laundering/Combating the Financing of Terrorism (AML/CFT) Bill, which will be discussed during the 9th session of the second parliament 2017 as an urgent bill. Its stakeholders are Bhutan Narcotic Control Authority (BNCA), Anti Corruption Commission (ACC), …

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EU commits 44 mn Euros under MIP

Good governance and renewal natural resources are the focus sectors of the European Union’s (EU) commitment of Euro 44 million for Bhutan’s new country strategy Multiannual Indicative Programme (MIP) from 2014 to 2020. Support to Rural Development and Climate Change Response Programme of EUR 21.5 m and EUR 20 mn …

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More support for Autistic and NDDs people

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Her Majesty The Gyaltsuen, Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay graced the inaugural session of International Conference on Autism and Neuro-developmental Disorders that was recently held in Thimphu. The overall theme was of developing effective and sustainable multi-sectoral programs for individuals, families and communities living with …

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