House owners must issue rental receipts to tenants: DRC

The Department of Revenue and Customs (DRC) has notified house owners to issue rental receipts to tenants on a monthly basis. This is the second time that DRC is issuing such a notification.The first notification was issued in 2012 and the most recent one in the first week of August. The media and communication specialist […]

Multi-level car parkings not running as expected

A few people use the two multi-level car parking (MLCP) in Thimphu but the management is hopeful the situation would change for the better with the closing of parking areas in Norzin Lam. The MLCP-II, near Thimphu Thromde (municipal) began operations from July 18 and MLCP-I started operations from August 1.  “There are low occupancy […]

Former labor minister and director general slapped with four charges by OAG

Former Labor Minister Ngeema Sangay Tshempo and current Director General (DG) of the labor ministry Sherab Tenzin have been slapped with four charges each by the Office of the Attorney General (OAG) in connection to the Overseas Employment Program (India). The case also involves the former Labor Minister’s wife and niece along with the DG’s […]

Raw material security, the biggest challenge for industries

Securing raw materials for heavy and medium industries in the country is one of the major challenges that they currently face. Industries feel that securing raw materials is paramount for their survival. Most of the industries are mineral-based, and except for cement industries, no other industries are secure about their raw materials. Except for electricity […]

Going digital, safe and affordable transport and supporting media in MoIC’s APA

With a total budget allocation of Nu 1,082.47mn in the fiscal year 2019-2020, the Annual Performance Agreement (APA) of the information and communications ministry (MoIC) was signed with Prime Minister Dr Lotay Tshering yesterday. The five crucial activities in the APA among others are the spillover construction of a film studio in Thimphu and Cinema […]