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165 victims of trafficking receive skilling and psychosocial support

By Sangay Choden In line with the standard operating procedure on multi-sectoral response to trafficking inperson, 165 victims of trafficking were referred to National Commission for Women andChildren (NCWC) for psychosocial support. Earlier in 2020, under His Majesty’s Command, the government rescued 184 women fromthe Middle East – the government provided livelihood training, medical examination, shelterservices, and other necessities to …

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Economy has regressed by 10.08 percent in 2020: Opposition Leader

By Puran Gurung/ Thimphu In light of various economic growth rate figures reflected by the government and other relevant agencies, the opposition party claim that the economy of the country has regressed by 10.08 percent in 2020. The Opposition Leader, Dorji Wangdi points that the economic growth figure of 2021 is not ready. Talking about economic growth of 2020, the …

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Gewog Administrations tops complaints leading to investigation: ACC report

By Puran Gurung In Anti-Corruption Commission’s Annual Report (2020-2021) – the commission registered highest complaints against gewog administrations that qualified for investigation. ACC reported that the commission in terms of agency, it received highest complaints against gewog administration with 15 complaints, followed by 10 complaints against ministries and then nine complaints against corporations. There were four complaints against Thromdes and …

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Country’s strict quarantine measure to keep virus at bay

Citing the government’s stand on strict quarantine measures, any variant that may come as long as the incubation period doesn’t vary, no virus can affect the country, says the Prime Minister. This is regarding the increasing cases of Omicron, a variant of concern declared by the World Health Organization and the concerns on preparedness for the new variant Omicron if …

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Penjore Penjore pleads ‘not guilty’

In his rebuttal, Penjore Penjore submitted to the court that the two charges that were dropped – official misconduct and failure to report crime is the main issue. Penjore Penjore also submitted for compensation for arresting and detaining him for 16 days in his rebuttal. This is regarding the ongoing defamation cases between a businessman Penjore Penjore and the Office …

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DPT picks an educator, DNT sticks to former candidate for the bye-election

For the Khamdang-Ramjar bye election, the ruling party Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa will give the ticket to the former candidate while the opposition party, Druk Phuensum Tshogpa by default had to field a new candidate. The Election Commission of Bhutan set the poll date for Khamdang-Ramjar bye-elections on February 03, 2022. This time around, Druk Phuensum Tshogpa is fielding a 34-year …

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Not much left for the final fiscal year

While the total budget for the 12th FYP is Nu 310B, the government has already exhausted around 89% of the budget with one fiscal year still remaining for the FYP to end By Tashi Namgyal By the end of this fiscal year, Bhutan would have exhausted about 89 percent of the 12th Plan’s capital budget and only a meager 11 …

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Sealing the tax leakage

BITS and GST softwares will ensure all aspects of the supply chain are recorded and tax leakages are sealed By Tashi Namgyal As a measure to seal tax leakages in the future, two new softwares will be developed by the Department of Revenue and Customs (DRC) next year. Bhutan Integrated Taxation Systems (BITS), and Goods and Services Tax (GST) softwares …

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Unresolved irregularities mount by 45 percent

Royal Audit Authority issued 412 audit reports and revealed irregularities amounting close to Nu 2000 million during the past year By Rinzin Norbu The past year saw unresolved irregularities amounting to Nu 2,051.233M showing an increase of 44.95% as compared with 2019. Most increases were noted in non-performing loans of the financial institutions, Northern East West Highway (NEWH) construction and …

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