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UN Women representative in Bhutan

United Nations (UN) Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women, UN Women representative, Rebecca Reichmann Tavares met local journalists yesterday at Taj Tashi, Thimphu. UN Women is a part of the UN family in Bhutan working on the four key areas of gender responsive governance, women political participation, …

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Two people mauled by bears in a week at Paro

Within a span of a week’s time, two cases of people being mauled by a bear in the same dzongkhag were reported to the Royal Bhutan Police (RBP). On October 17, Sangay, a 51-year-old man was mauled by a bear, the second incident reported to Paro police following a similar …

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A self employed ‘Thukpa’ entrepreneur

Cho Duba earns a maximum of Nu 54,000 per month on the streets Cho Duba, a street hawker is one of the many men who sell rice porridge in the capital city to sustain his family. It’s an everyday routine for him to get to business by late evening around …

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Interface between news media Vs social media

The interface between news media versus social media in Bhutan was discussed at length during South Asian Free Media Association (SAFMA) – Bhutan Chapter Seminar, conducted amidst Bhutanese media practitioners, lawmakers, and social media users in Thimphu yesterday. With the emergence of social media, particularly Facebook and Twitter which has …

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NC addresses the NGOP

NC Chair Sonam Kinga at the NGOP

Thousands of graduates attended the National Council (NC) members’ address at the National Graduate Orientation Programme (NGOP) in Thimphu, yesterday. The NC Chairperson, two council members and Director of the house attended the session. NC Chairperson Dasho Dr Sonam Kinga shared mandates and functions of the house as an apolitical …

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Environmental Science curriculum in the pipeline

When the new academic session for schools around the country commenced this year, the students of Classes IX and X were greeted with one new optional subject on Agriculture and Food Security. Similarly, in a year or two, the students of the same grades will be greeted with yet another …

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PDP government serious about promoting cottage industries

The government also plans to appoint a chief personnel solely to cater to the rural businesses and cottage industries The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) government plans to find ways to provide loans to small and medium industries in line with the Economic Stimulus Plan (ESP). Economic Affairs Minister Norbu Wangchuk …

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PAC presents Audit Reports and provides recommendations

The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) presented the Annual Audit Reports 2008-2011, the Annual Audit Report 2012 and recommendations of the Royal Audit Authority (RAA) at the joint sitting of the Parliament yesterday. PAC chairperson, Trongsa’s NC representative Tharchen introduced the members of the joint committee before making his presentation. According …

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Role of Institutions in sustaining broad based growth

To sensitize on the importance of the role of institutions in sustaining broad based growth, the Royal Institute of Management (RIM) and QED consulting group conducted a seminar on September 17, here in the capital. In his welcome address, President of Bhutan Chamber for Commerce and Industry (BCCI) Ugyen Tshechup …

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Civil service- still the first choice for jobseekers

11th FYP HRD master plan The human resource development master plan drawn by the Ministry of Labour and Human Resources (MoLHR) for the next five years shows the first choice of employment by the jobseekers is the government sector. There is significant difference in educational attainment across the broad sectors. …

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