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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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Wait for free WiFi and Suung Joen App

During the Question Hour session of the National Assembly, Member of Parliament (MP) from Bumdeling-Jamkhar asked the government to give an update on the status on the government’s popular pledge to offer free Wireless Fidelity (Wi-) and the Suung Joen Mobile Applications (App). Revisiting the pledges, the Information and Communications …

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Enhanced supplementary budget and pay discussed

The National Assembly on 17th January discussed the ‘Supplementary Budget Appropriation’ and ‘Pay Revision’ amendment bills of Bhutan for the financial year 2019-2020. An approved budget of Nu 64.826 bn was brought into consolidation for the 2019-20 Five Year plan up from the total expenditure of Nu 61.197 bn in …

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JDWNRH working towards foreign accreditation for quality care

Jigme Dorji Wangchuck National Referral Hospital (JDWNRH) is working towards earning an accreditation from the National Accreditation Board for Hospitals & Healthcare Providers (NABH), based in India, to ensure quality care. NABH is a quality council of India. All the hospitals in India are accredited by NABH. There are around …

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Tennis got its first Bronze in the South Asian Games

As the ‘Dragon Boys’ took the limelight with the first silver medal in Bhutanese football history during the 13th South Asian Games (SAG) in Nepal, the national tennis team too acquired a ‘first’ bronze medal in 30 years in team competition in Kathmandu. Tennis players Tandin Wangchuk, Nidup Gyeltshen and …

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Digitization to kick-start the 21st Century Roadmap

During monthly meet-the-press conducted questions were raised by media houses about the 21st century Economic Roadmap preparation by the government. Lyonchhoen Dr Lotay Tshering said that the economic roadmap cannot be bluntly decided within a few weeks’ time and if at all such had been done, it would rather account …

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