Bhutan imports 1.486 bn from Thailand and exports only Nu 40 mn

Thailand is Bhutan’s third largest trading partner To stimulate the existing trading and economic relations with Thailand, the second Joint Trade Committee meeting was held in Bangkok, Thailand on 31st August. The Bhutanese delegation for the high-level committee meeting was led by Lyonpo Lekey Dorji, Minister of Economic Affairs and …

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Preparing women for 2018

The Bhutan Network for Empowering Women (BNEW) is coaching, mentoring and nurturing women to build leadership capacity and skills as the next general election in 2018 draws near. BNEW has conducted Leadership Workshops for elected women in local government. The fourth workshop, which is yet to be completed, gathered 160 …

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Consumers should get reduced import prices due to GST

Goods imported from India should be cheaper by zero to 28 percent in Bhutan according to initial government estimates because of the GST (goods and services tax) system that was rolled out in India from July this year. The prices of top ten commodities imported from India will fall by …

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SMU graduates approach govt again

Graduates of Sikkim Manipal University (SMU) in India, whose degrees are considered as distance education and therefore cannot compete for government jobs or contest for a seat in parliament, have appealed to the prime minister for the second time to help them. One of graduate who appealed to the PM …

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Entrepreneurs inspire and win hearts in this year’s NGOP

The National Graduates Orientation Program (NGOP) is being organized every year with numerous objectives of enlightening the graduates on the policies, basic culture and tradition of the country, and instigate positive outlook in life. The more than a week long program also focuses to provide the much anticipated information on …

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An innovative business below Taktshang


It’s six in the morning and Ap Sonam is heading to the base of the Taktsang Monastery, one of the holiest Buddhists sites in the Himalayan region frequented by tourists. He carries a bunch of walking sticks on his back and a  bottle of water in his right hand. A …

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