News

PM visits gewogs in tsirang as part of national tour

Lyonchhen Tshering Tobgay, who is on a 4-day visit to Tsirang Dzongkhag, met with the people of Damphu town, Kilkhorthang and Tsholingkhar gewogs today. Meeting residents of Damphu town and the two gewogs, Lyonchhen said that he would be visiting all gewogs in the country to interact and hear from …

Read More »

MoF exempts all books from both Customs and Sales Tax

The Ministry of Finance (MoF) in a notification issued yesterday said that all books imported during 2015 will be exempted from both customs duty and sales tax. The notification said that this was being done to encourage Bhutanese to read especially in the context of the National Reading Year 2015. …

Read More »

DNT welcomes decision to remove Foreign Minister 

The Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa (DNT) has welcomed the decision of the government to remove the Foreign Minister Lyonpo Rinzin Dorji but in doing so has asked the government to look into other issues like BOIC and the electric car. The DNT release said, “Any form of corruption is an impediment …

Read More »

Construction sites and labourers not safe in Bhutan

An official of the Ministry of Labour and Human Resources (MoLHR) said that construction sites and workers were not safe because the safety at construction sites is a new issue in Bhutan. According to MoLHR, more than 34, 000 foreign workers are involved with various trades in the construction sector. …

Read More »

His Majesty the King visits ACC, RAA and ECB offices

His Majesty the King visited the offices of the Election Commission of Bhutan, Royal Audit Authority, and Anti Corruption Commission, on the 17th, 16th and 15th of July respectively according to a post on the official Facebook page of His Majesty the King. His Majesty granted Audiences to the staff …

Read More »

Czech Republic Ambassador bids farewell

pm

The Ambassador of Czech Republic to Bhutan, H.E. Mr. Miloslav Stasek paid a farewell call on Lyonchhen Tshering Tobgay at the Gyalyong Tshogkhang yesterday. Lyonchhoen congratulated the ambassador for successful completion of his tenure and thanked him for his constructive role in deepening relations between Bhutan and Czech Republic. The …

Read More »

Helicopter services saved 22 lives so far

Some 22 lives have been saved by the medical emergency helicopter service since the current government took office in 2013, according to the Ministry of Health. During the monthly meet-the-press held on July 3rd, the Health Minister, Lyonpo Tandin Wangchuk, thanked His Majesty the King for Kidu as the RBA …

Read More »

Mystery of the higher female unemployment rate

Member of Parliament (MP) of Doga-Shaba, Kezang Wangmo, raised questions on higher female unemployment rate as per the Labour Survey Report 2013 during the question-hour session of National Assembly held yesterday. The study found female unemployment rate was higher at 3.7 percent compared to the male unemployment rate of 2.2 …

Read More »

Gyaltsuen celebrates Birthday and World Environment Day

Representatives from the Dratshang, cabinet, opposition, armed forces, government, civil society organizations and private sector, offered birthday wishes to Her Majesty The Gyaltsuen for Her Majesty’s Birth Anniversary, at the Lingkana palace on 4th June 2015 Thursday. The wives of the armed force personnel presented a flower exhibition in the …

Read More »