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Big Cola in Big trouble due to GST

The new Big Cola plant

With the implementation of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) in India, the promising beverage company Big Cola at Norbugang, Samtse has been directly impacted by the GST rules. The company, popularly known in the domestic market as Big Cola is a Joint Venture that produces all beverage products under …

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Action against Gedu OC for drunk driving and accident

Picture Courtesy: RBP HQ

The Royal Bhutan Police Headquarter took various disciplinary actions against the Officer Commanding (OC) of Gedu police after his involvement in a pool vehicle (RBP Toyota Hilux) crash. The incident took place on the night of 16 September and the OC was accompanied by two friends. The pool vehicle were …

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Online shopping vs shopkeepers


Shopkeepers in the capital are beginning to feel the heat from online shopping, which has grown by leaps and bounds in the past few years and threatens to swallow conventional shopping. “Its threat to us,” said Aum Kinley Dema, who sells Oriflame cosmetics in the market. “My business was running …

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55 teen pregnancy cases this year so far and counting

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There were 55 cases of teenage deliveries nationwide as of mid September this year according to records maintained by the national referral hospital in Thimphu. The maximum deliveries were from 18 year olds. Medical superintendent Gosar Pemba said they receive more than 4,000 deliveries a year of which 50 to …

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Very few come for CCTV installation in Lhakhangs

To support and protect Lhakhangs around the country from burglary and vandalism cases, the Royal Bhutan Police came up with an initiative to install CCTV cameras in Lhakhangs in the country on a voluntary basis in 2016. Though, the number of interested konyers and Lam’s were quite high in the …

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