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DRI seized 833 kg smuggled gold worth ₹405 cr in FY22: Report

Live Mint 05 Dec 2022
It added during the pandemic, due to the widespread disruption to air traffic, there was a rise in the instances of gold smuggling by land routes (road or rail).“Increased surveillance at international airports has forced the change of route from West Asia by air to land route, i.e.

Gold smuggling leads to growth of mafia groups, is a heavy drain on India's forex: ...

Beijing News 05 Dec 2022
Increased surveillance at International airports has forced the change of route from the Middle East by air to land route which is through the China-Myanmar-India borders, according to the report. Geographically, India has land borders with five countries in the Northeastern region, namely Myanmar, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal and China ... (ANI) ....

An anatomy of the brand BHUTAN – Believe

Kuensel 26 Nov 2022
On September 23, 2022, Bhutan reopened its borders, welcoming guests back to the kingdom after more than two years ... BHUTAN ... With about 70% of geographical area still under forest cover and over 50% of its total land declared as protected areas, Bhutan is also recognized worldwide for its abundant biodiversity ... Bhutan’s new tagline.

Launch of India-Bhutan SAT marks new era in ties: Bhutan King

The Hindu 26 Nov 2022
The satellite is expected to provide Bhutan with high resolution images for land-mapping and managing its natural resources, agriculture and forests ....

NA adopts Property Tax Bill

Kuensel 23 Nov 2022
0.1 percent tax on the taxable value of land and building ... Following lengthy deliberations on the exemptions and concessions on land and building taxes, National Assembly yesterday adopted the Property Tax Bill of Bhutan 2022 with 42 Yes votes.� Three of the 45 members present abstained from voting.

Decolonising the Bhutan Forest Bill 2021

Kuensel 22 Nov 2022
WWF has so far assisted the Government in declaring over half of Bhutan’s total land area as protected area ... Last but not the least, Bhutan’s forest law should be born out of the cutting-edge science, sacred relationship between people and nature, indigenous knowledge and the ...

NA in favour of 0.1 percent property tax

Kuensel 18 Nov 2022
“A resident in Debsi Phaka, Thimphu and Lunana in Gasa was paying the same land tax.” ... The committee proposed for revision in Section 9 of the Bill which states the PAVA shall revise the compensation rate in line with Section 154 of the Land Act of Bhutan 2007 after every three years.

0.1% increase in value-based tax to churn millions for the government coffer

Kuensel 11 Nov 2022
The Bill also gives land and building tax concessions. Lyonpo Namgay Tshering said that to protect the wetland and reduce import of rice aligned to the government’s policy of food self-sufficiency, 90 percent of the amount of land tax payable on land, which is registered as wet land (Chhuzhing) under the Land Act of Bhutan 2007 shall be exempted.

Mindfulness: the solution for waste management

Kuensel 07 Nov 2022
I bet those hands that throw the rubbish carelessly are instructed by conscious minds purported to damage or blemish the land ... I see many responsible citizens who volunteer in keeping the land clean and exquisite. I am one of them and this is my third year pursuing the vision of a clean Bhutan ... Clean Bhutan.

His Majesty’s address to the nation at the opening ceremony of the 8th session of ...

Kuensel 05 Nov 2022
In the past, Bhutan relied heavily on income from hydropower to drive national development and growth ... Bhutan has relied mainly on foreign grants and loans, which makes us extremely vulnerable ... We believe that Bhutan is extraordinary- the land of Pelden Drukpa, blessed by Guru Rinpoche and Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyel.

Bhutan U-15 to face Bangladesh in SAFF Championship

Kuensel 29 Oct 2022
Team Bhutan comprising 23 players and four officials landed in Bangladesh yesterday for the tournament after almost three years break from the international competition. Bhutan, Bangladesh and Nepal are participating this time ... Bhutan hosted SAFF U-15 Championship twice in 2018 and 2019. Bhutan has a good record in the championship so far.

A promising business venture in the East

Kuensel 29 Oct 2022
Bhutan Agro Industries Limited (BAIL) signed contracts in February this year with 20 groups of growers involving 332 households to grow pineapple and passion fruit ... He said that the contract assures the market for farmers’ production and encourages the revival of fallow land.

Trends reversing

Kuensel 29 Oct 2022
This is ironically happening when Bhutan has developed and is on the verge of graduating to a middle-income country ... As those living or working abroad tell their friends and relatives about the possibility of buying a flat or a plot of land in three years, it will pull many more. An officer in Bhutan cannot earn what a cleaner earns abroad ... .

Time to assess and reward small farmers for their contributions to healthy ecosystem services

Kuensel 29 Oct 2022
Farmers in west Bhutan use farmyard manure (FYM) as the main source of plant nutrients ... Records in Bhutan indicate that potato, maize and other horticulture crops grown on dry land take the biggest share of imported inorganic fertilizers where conditions are not favorable for the emission of GHG nitrous oxide.

China, India contest going to be important in shifting world: activist

Dawn 24 Oct 2022
LAHORE ... current challenges and future opportunities” ... Indian foreign minister S ... She wondered what the minister meant by periphery, whether he meant Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Nepal or Bhutan or Afghanistan. Ms Manchanda said India was important in the region due to its land mass and resources and it had certain responsibilities ... .

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