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Private sector welcomes GST but have concerns

The Ministry of Finance (MoF) announced a Goods and Services Tax (GST) of flat 7 percent that will replace all indirect taxes like sales tax, which has 11 different rates in the Parliament. After the introduction of GST Bill in the Parliament, a consultation meeting was held on 17th January …

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NA raises concern on Bhutanese women abused in Iraq

The Member of Parliament (MP) from Sombaykha, Dorjee Wangmo, and MP from Jomotshangkha-Martshala, Norbu Wangzom, raised their concerns on the Bhutanese women workers being physically abused and tortured in Iraq. Dorjee Wangmo said that as per the sources in the media, there has been a report of more than 400 …

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Government to provide 2700 students to private schools

During the meeting between the Association of Private Schools and the government attended by private schools and officials from the Ministry of Education, the Prime Minister announced that for 2020 academic session, about 2,700 or even less students will be allotted to private schools and students will be allowed to …

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Opposition Party critiques govt on private schools

As the government decision on cut off point has caused an impact on the private schools, the Opposition Party, demanded for the government to give a clear direction on the future of the private schools. DPT stated that the government’s cut off policy is a historic mess as it has …

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Gyalsung is an instant hit with parents

Sonam Dorji, 38, said that His Majesty’s initiative of Gyalsung or National Service is timely and appropriate. Although education is free in Bhutan, however, many parents can afford to send their children to study abroad for higher education. Therefore, National Service will be important in teaching Bhutanese values and culture …

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