Is vehicle quota needed?

The government loses Nu 700mn annually in tax revenue foregone because of the quota system Is it still necessary to continue with the give-away vehicle quota system? This is one pertinent question that has emerged following reports of vehicle quota being overly misused and billions of revenue forgone as a result. Certain sections of the […]

Trade license holders complain about renewal hassles

The regional trade office maintain that the announcement for license renewal was made three months back A queue of people waits to renew their licenses at the compact Regional Trade and Industry Office (RTIO) in Thimphu at this time of the year. June 30 was the last date for license renewal. It has been learnt […]

No structural damage to Bahunijhora multicellular box culvert bridge

Recent incessant downpour caused havoc across the country. Bhutan witnessed flash floods and road blocks disturbing settlements and road networks. Among them, the block at Bahunijhora stream in Pasakha caused major concern to the Pasakha Industrial Estate, the biggest industrial estate in the country. The multicellular box culvert which was recently completed has been filled […]

BoB sanctions Nu 73 mn PSL loan for non-agri CSI

The bank has the highest number of applicants for agriculture CSIs Bank of Bhutan (BoB) has sanctioned priority sector lending (PSL) loan amounting to Nu 73.19mn for non-agriculture cottage and small industry (CSI) so far. The highest amount has been sanctioned to non-agri CSI as compared to agriculture CSI and integrated agri CSI. There were […]

VAST holds summer art camps for youth in the east

To provide a creative platform for youths in the east and to promote contemporary arts, Vast-Yangtse will be hosting a month long summer art camp in various places in the east. The summer art camp began in Yangtse on July 2, with a special photography lesson by Mr. Markus Wild, a professional art teacher from […]

CLCS lecturers’ case forwarded to OAG

Police has completed investigation on nine College of Language and Cultural Studies (CLCS) lecturers and one supporting staff who were compulsory retired in the second week of May for sexual harassment of students. According to Trongsa police, the investigation has been completed and the case forwarded to Office of the Attorney General (OAG) a week […]

Fifth India-Bhutan Friendship Tennis Tournament on track

The six-day 5th India-Bhutan Friendship Tennis Tournament (IBFTT) began on July 2 and finals would be played tomorrow at the National Tennis Centre, Changlimethang, Thimphu. Tennis lovers can watch the finals that would be broadcasted live on Bhutan Broadcasting Service channel 2 from 9:30 am onwards. Gracing the launch of the event, Ambassador of India […]