PM says Modi is ‘friendly, knowledgeable and well disposed towards Bhutan’

Modi to address a joint sitting of the Parliament, receive an audience with His Majesty the King and His Majesty the Fourth King, and unveil some projects On the eve of the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit and amidst the hectic preparations and scheduling of meetings, Prime Minister Lyonchhen Tshering Tobgay shared his personal impression More...

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By tb admin On Friday, June 13th, 2014
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Understanding PM Narendra Modi and the new India

Ever since Mr Narendra Modi convincingly led the BJP to a spectacular 282 seats victory in the 2014 General Elections, there has been much speculation, guesswork and research done in various foreign capitals around More...

By tb admin On Friday, June 13th, 2014
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Preparations in earnest to welcome the Indian PM

With the Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi expected to be in the country on Sunday, preparations are in full swing to welcome him starting from Paro all the way to Thimphu. The visible activities are maintenance More...

By tb admin On Friday, June 13th, 2014
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Only 19% of Bhutanese households own a family car

One of the major reasons that the National Assembly approved high vehicles taxes ranging from 100 percent for small cars to 180 percent for bigger cars was due to the allegedly high number of vehicle ownership and More...

By tb admin On Friday, June 13th, 2014
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MP’s help themselves to a generous entitlement pie

With the twenty five ‘yes’ votes and “11” no votes the National Assembly (NA) on Wednesday passed the Parliamentary Entitlement Bill 2014 that will make MPs a lot more prosperous with additional hikes and More...

By tb admin On Friday, June 6th, 2014
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Vehicle import to be allowed but with heavy taxes and additional fuel tax

Also small rural businesses to be exempt from BIT and fixed deposit earnings to be no longer charged with PIT For those itching to buy a new vehicle, they may jump for joy as the government will allow import of More...

By tb admin On Friday, June 6th, 2014
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PM confirms Modi’s visit calling it historic

The upcoming visit of the newly elected Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Bhutan will be a historic visit said Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay during a press conference yesterday. The Indian Prime Minister will More...

By tb admin On Friday, June 6th, 2014
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DHI to review pay structure while MoF corporations hope for a hike

In what has almost become a time honoured tradition, a civil service pay hike is usually followed by a pay hike by Druk Holdings and Investment (DHI) companies and Ministry of Finance owned (MoF) corporations. The More...

By tb admin On Friday, June 6th, 2014
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A close look at the govt’s plans to spend Nu 37 bn in the 2014-2015 budget

The government’s 2014-2015 budget will see the government spending Nu 37.09 bn of which the current expenditure (salary, fuel, stationery etc) will be Nu 21.89 bn and the capital expenditure (construction of roads, More...

By tb admin On Friday, May 30th, 2014
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Combined pay hike and house rent allowance comes to around 25% total hike for most civil servants

And not 40% plus hike as most people had calculated Understanding the pay hike rates in the government’s complicated final Pay Revision report, approved by the Cabinet, did not come easy to many of us. The confusion More...