Business man aspires for council from Wangdue

Business man Dawa Tshering will contest in the upcoming National Council (NC) elections from Wangduephodrang. Dawa Tshering, 31, is a father of one and the only candidate from his gewog. He is from Rukubji village under Sephu gewog. He worked as a protocol officer in the Ministry of Finance for three years after which he […]

DPT announces candidate for Khamdang-Ramjar constituency, T/Yangtse

Druk Phuensum Tshogpa declared its new candidate, Kinga Loday, for Khamdang-Ramjar constituency in Trashiyangtse Dzongkhag on January 2. The 41-year-old is from Shali village in Khamdang gewog, Trashiyangtse and holds a Masters in Public Administration. He has worked in the education sector for 15 years, his last portfolio being the principal of Martshala Central School […]

Jaleshwar Dham in Pemaling draws devotees in droves

A sacred cave of Lord Shiva, which was discovered by a local farmer in 2010, about an hour’s walk down from Biru Tar in Pemaling gewog, Samtse is increasingly being frequented by hundreds of devotes during special occasions. Lal Bahadur Gurung, 61 and from Biru Tar, says that he identified the location in his dreams […]

Total tax revenue collected Nu 21.7bn

The financial year (FY) 2016-17 saw a total tax revenue collection of Nu 21.7bn, 73% of the total revenue. With increase in revenue from sales tax, excise duty and Corporate Income Tax (CIT), tax revenue increased by 8% from the previous year. According to the annual revenue income 2016-17, the revenue under taxes on income, […]

Prefeasibility study of 26MW Druk Bindu Hydropower Project complete

Druk Green Power Corporation (DGPC)  completed the prefeasibility study of Druk Bindu Hydropower Project (DBHP), the first hydropower project in Samtse Dzongkhag, last year. The run-of-the-river scheme project would utilize the Druk Bindu stream, which is just ahead of the Jaldhakha barrage on the Bhutan India international boundary. According to DGPC’s Managing Director Dasho Chhewang […]

Gross revenue Nu 30.8bn for FY 2016-17

The gross revenue earned for the financial year 2016-17 is Nu 30.87bn, according to the annual national revenue report for the Fiscal Year (FY) 2016-17. During FY 2015-16, the gross revenue was Nu 28.54bn. The report states that for FY 2016-17, the net revenue collected is Nu 29.71bn, recording a growth of 6%. As a […]

Goodbye 2017, welcome new year

The year 2017 was another eventful journey for Bhutan and its people From the Doklam issue to the Goods and Services Tax (GST) implementation by the Government of India, Bhutan felt the repercussions of a political crisis and that of a major economic reform by its closest neighbor and ally, India. Bhutan was unprepared for […]

Sherig Conference endorses 11 resolutions

The five-day Sherig Conference previously known as the Dzongkhag Education Officers’ (DEO) conference that started on December 27 saw 11 resolutions endorsed. Speaking at the press conference, education minister, Norbu Wangchuk, said that the resolutions are impactful and would have major effects on the quality of education. He added that the year’s conference was also […]