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His Majesty visits recently rehabilitated village

His Majesty The King visited Dawathang village in Jomotshangkha in Samdrup Jongkhar where 31 families have begun a new life after receiving land kidu from His Majesty The King. The post His Majesty visits recently rehabilitated village appeared first on BBS.

Mining sector contributes the least to GDP

The mining sector's contribution to Gross Domestic Product is the lowest with just 2.8 percent. Anti-Corruption Commission's recent report states the mining sectors in Bhutan have incurred losses of over Nu 160 M. The post Mining sector contributes the least to GDP appeared first on BBS.

Mining sector benefiting only a few: NC

National Council members said the country's mining sector is benefiting only a few individuals. The post Mining sector benefiting only a few: NC appeared first on BBS.

We have solved rupee shortage: Finance Minister

Government has solved the rupee crunch the country has faced for years, according to the finance minister, Namgay Dorji. The problem of rupees shortage first started in 2012. The post We have solved rupee shortage: Finance Minister appeared first on BBS.

Bhutan Airlines to resume its domestic operation only in 2019

Bhutan Civil Aviation Authority says Bhutan Airlines will resume its domestic flight operations only from March, 2019. The post Bhutan Airlines to resume its domestic operation only in 2019 appeared first on BBS.

BoB starts charging for M-BOB

Bank of Bhutan has started charging its customers using M-BOB service Nu 10 a month beginning this month. The bank says the service charge is to meet its recurring expenses. The post BoB starts charging for M-BOB appeared first on BBS.

No offer for merger from DNT, BKP says

Bhutan Kuen-Nyam Party said Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa never made an offer to merge three political parties; Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa, Bhutan Kuen-Nyam Party, and Druk Chirwang Tshogpa . The post No offer for merger from DNT, BKP says appeared first on BBS.

Bhutan's foreign currency reserve decreasing steadily

From September last year till date, Bhutan's foreign currency reserve, including Indian rupee, has been averaging more than US$ 1 B which roughly translates to Nu 68 B. The post Bhutan's foreign currency reserve decreasing steadily appeared first on BBS.

Towards strict monitoring of foreign workers and illegal immigrants

The National Council recommended the government to bring all foreign day workers within the purview of Labour and Immigration laws and strictly enforce the provisions of prevailing laws on illegal immigrants. The post Towards strict monitoring of foreign workers and illegal immigrants appeared first ...

National Assembly ratifies BBIN transport agreement

Of the 41 members present, 28 voted in favour of the Motor Vehicles Agreement for the regulation of passenger and cargo vehicle traffic between Bangladesh, Bhutan, India and Nepal. As per the agreement, passenger and cargo vehicles from these four countries will be allowed to travel within certain ...

Bhutan's second chopper lands

The second chopper of Royal Bhutan Helicopter Services Limited arrived in the country yesterday afternoon. The Chief Executive Officer of RBHSL, Chhewang Gyeltshen, said the company is now more comfortable with the second chopper providing back up for all times. The post Bhutan's second chopper ...

DCCL awaits boost in demand

Dungsam Cement Corporation Limited which is still running at a loss is awaiting market to improve in India after the Indian government sanctioned Rs 21,800 B for infrastructure development. The post DCCL awaits boost in demand appeared first on BBS.

Organisers of a religious ceremony donate

The organisers of Goenpai Doe Chog Kurim donated Nu 2,50,000 to Dechen Phodrang Monastery and about Nu 700,000 to construct a temple at Dodedra Buddhist Institute. The post Organisers of a religious ceremony donate appeared first on BBS.

Bhutan tourism wins T20 Cup

Bhutan Tourism Corporation Limited won the T20 Cup Championship by 75 runs and took home a cash prize of Nu 200,000 along with a trophy and medals. The post Bhutan tourism wins T20 Cup appeared first on BBS.

11 families lose everything to fire

Six structures in Bajo Town under Wangdue Phodrang were completely razed to ground, this morning. Eleven families lost all their belongings to the fire. No casualty has been reported. The post 11 families lose everything to fire appeared first on BBS.

11 families loses everything to fire

Six structures in Bajo Town under Wangdue Phodrang were completely razed to ground, this morning. Eleven families lost all their belongings to the fire. No casualty has been reported. The post 11 families loses everything to fire appeared first on BBS.

DHI plans to set up Power Trading Corporation in India

The Druk Holding and Investments shared its plans to set up a Power Trading Corporation in India to explore the possibility of selling power in the Indian exchange market that will earn higher returns than the present model of exporting power to India. The post DHI plans to set up Power Trading ...

Light of the moon: Legacy of Xuanxang

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Guru Tshigduen Soeldep prayers conclude

The Guru Tshigduen Soeldep prayers concluded today with Guru Thoethreng Rig-Nga Tang-Rak at the Memorial Chorten in Thimphu. The post Guru Tshigduen Soeldep prayers conclude appeared first on BBS.

GoI releases excise duty refund

The Government of India released over Nu 1.9 billion as excise duty refund for the year 2014. The post GoI releases excise duty refund appeared first on BBS.

Additional trekking route to attract tourists

Choice of trekking route for the tourists in the country has become wider with an additional route. The new route, Far-Out East Bhutan, has been developed in an effort to also promote Trashi Yangtse as an exotic tourism destination. The post Additional trekking route to attract tourists appeared ...

Diesel to be dearer by Nu 1.2 a litre

By midnight today, diesel prices will be dearer by Nu 1.2 a litre. Petrol prices however will remain more or less the same. According to a news release from the Department of Trade, diesel will cost Nu 55.2 a litre. The post Diesel to be dearer by Nu 1.2 a litre appeared first on BBS.

Bhutanese dies in an accident in Assam

A man, 30, from Zhemgang died after the bolero he was driving collided with a truck in the Indian state of Assam, yesterday. The post Bhutanese dies in an accident in Assam appeared first on BBS.

His Majesty visits Dungkhar

His Majesty The King and Her Majesty The Gyaltsuen arrived in Dungkhar, Lhuentse, the ancestral home of the Wangchuck Dynasty, on the auspicious occasion of the Birth Anniversary of Guru Rinpoche, with His Royal Highness The Gyalsey. The post His Majesty visits Dungkhar appeared first on BBS.

Bhutan achieves 70 percent female health assistants' deployment

The health ministry has been able to deploy 70 percent female health assistants across the country. The post Bhutan achieves 70 percent female health assistants' deployment appeared first on BBS.

NA discusses Civil Aviation Bill

The National Assembly has added a new clause in the Civil Aviation Bill of Bhutan 2015 that would require military aircraft operating in the country to seek an approval from the Royal Bhutan Army. The post NA discusses Civil Aviation Bill appeared first on BBS.

Bhutan still following India's standards to counter road slope disasters

Japanese International Corporation Agency's expert, Takeshi Kuwano said Bhutan is still following India's standards to counter road slope disasters. The post Bhutan still following India's standards to counter road slope disasters appeared first on BBS.

DANTAK cuts through Damchu-Chhukha bypass's difficult part

Project DANTAK cut through the most difficult part of Damchu-Chhukha bypass; a hard rock cliff, finally connecting the road. The post DANTAK cuts through Damchu-Chhukha bypass's difficult part appeared first on BBS.

His Majesty graces Rinchen Terzoed Wang

His Majesty The King graced the ongoing Rinchen Terzoed Wang in Lhuentse, with Her Majesty The Gyaltsuen and His Royal Highness The Gyalsey, yesterday. The post His Majesty graces Rinchen Terzoed Wang appeared first on BBS.

NA endorses annual budget

National Assembly endorsed the annual budget of over Nu 54 B the Financial year 2016-17. The post NA endorses annual budget appeared first on BBS.

BoB may be liable for administrative penalty: RMA

If the Bank of Bhutan has not carried out proper due diligence while transferring the money, the bank may be liable for administrative penalty. The post BoB may be liable for administrative penalty: RMA appeared first on BBS.

Health ministry detects 32 new HIV/AIDS cases

A press release from the health ministry says 32 new HIV/AIDS cases; 18 male and rest female, have been detected in the last six month. The post Health ministry detects 32 new HIV/AIDS cases appeared first on BBS.

Man allegedly rapes a pregnant woman

Trongsa police have detained a man, 30, for allegedly raping a 27-year-old woman who is three-month pregnant. The post Man allegedly rapes a pregnant woman appeared first on BBS.

Sweden's King and Queen visit Punakha Dzong

His Majesty the King and Her Majesty the Queen of Sweden visited Punakha Dzong and other sacred sites, yesterday. The post Sweden's King and Queen visit Punakha Dzong appeared first on BBS.

Provide incentives to lower number of foreign workers: NC

National Council's legislative committee reiterated providing incentives to employers employing one-hundred percent Bhutanese. The post Provide incentives to lower number of foreign workers: NC appeared first on BBS.

BSB can now certify three products

Bhutan Standards Bureau has acquired official recognition for product certification from a regional certification body based in India. The post BSB can now certify three products appeared first on BBS.

Temporary teachers to fill in for those on maternity leave

Education minister, Norbu Wangchuk said temporary teachers will fill in vacant positions as a result of many teachers on maternity leave. The post Temporary teachers to fill in for those on maternity leave appeared first on BBS.

Woman arrested for swindling Nu 7 M

Thimphu Police arrested a Bhutanese woman, who is in her mid-thirties, last month from India for allegedly deceiving three people of Nu 7 M. She had promised them jobs in the United States and had asked for the money to process visas. The post Woman arrested for swindling Nu 7 M appeared first on ...

Woman detained for forgery

Thimphu Police arrested a woman for forgery Tuesday. The suspect had allegedly withdrawn Nu 10,000 from her friend's bank account. The post Woman detained for forgery appeared first on BBS.

BoB transfers Nu 16M based on fake e-mail

The Bank of Bhutan transferred Nu 16 million to three different accounts in India, Malaysia and Thailand based on a fake e-mail letter received from the Royal Audit Authority . The post BoB transfers Nu 16M based on fake e-mail appeared first on BBS.