BUSINESS

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

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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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A TAP for drug offenders

With increasing drug offenders across the country the Treatment Assessment Panel (TAP) in Thimphu is overburdened resulting in delayed treatment. This is causing inconveniences to the RBP and to family members who have to escort the clients to Thimphu from other dzongkhags. To speed up treatment services the Bhutan Narcotic …

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Govt not worried about India’s power surplus

The former Minister for Economic Affairs and the current Education Minister Lyonpo Norbu Wangchuk during the monthly meet the press session said that Bhutan’s hydro projects will not be affected by a power surplus and falling tariff rates in India. India’s main electricity regulator the Central Electricity Authority (CEA) had …

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Eco friendly roads in Bhutan, a possibility

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Modern technology offers various opportunities to implement new eco friendly and cheap road building methods and some local firms are trying to promote a few tried and tested methods developed in Europe. One method is the Deans Infratech technology that offers cost effective alternative road construction with a patented soil …

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