Pay Commission recommends hike for 1,499 LG members


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


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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Thimphu Declaration pledges inclusive approaches for Autism

The three-day conference on autism and NDDs in Thimphu adopted a six-point declaration to accelerate efforts to enable people with autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders to lead a productive life. Eleven countries in the WHO south east asia region adopted the Thimphu declaration. Her Majesty The Gyaltsuen graced the inauguration …

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‘Bhutan is very close to us’: Bangladesh Ambassador


The Ambassador of Bangladesh to Bhutan Jishnu Roy Choudhury spoke with Sonam Yangdon on the state visit of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to Bhutan. What is the main purpose of PM Sheikh Hasina’s  visit? Ambassador: The Hon’ble Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is visiting Bhutan to attend International conference on Autism …

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Door and windows showroom launched in Thimphu

Fenesta, India’s biggest brand in Doors and Windows, is now in Bhutan with Ugen Trading house as its authorised dealer. Works and Human Settlement minister Dorji Choden and the Vice President of Fenesta inaugurated the showroom in Babesa, Thimphu, yesterday. The 125-year-old brand takes pride in bringing unplasticized polyvinyl chloride …

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