DEMOCRACY IN ACTION

Job fair: Of hope and despair

An estimated 3,000 job seekers, mostly youth, fresh out of training and vocational institutes, thronged the 14th national job fair in Thimphu, which ended Thursday, where a number of employment agencies required prior work experience. No on-the-spot recruitment was done as job seekers did not have the required documents but …

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Complaints against Local Government top ACC complaints

Complaints on corruption lodged against local governments continue to be the highest according to the Anti-Corruption Commission’s 2016 Annual Report. A total of 119 complaints constituting 33.8 per cent of the total complaints were received against local government in 2016. In 2015, 79 complaints were received against local government. The …

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National Council ratifies Paris Agreement

The National Council on Friday unanimously ratified the Paris Agreement, which aims to strengthen global response to the threat of climate change through a temperature goal of limiting the increase in global average temperature to 1.5 degree Celsius. Agriculture minister Yeshey Dorji introduced and presented the objectives, aims, achievements, and …

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Declining birth rates impact school enrolments

At the Friday NA question hour session the Nubi-Tangsibji constituency MP, Nidup Zangpo, asked the education minister on the government’s plan to make central schools sustainable at a time when most developmental activities are being funded by grants and foreign aid. The MP said that when the country is developing …

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