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His Majesty grants Land Kidu to 6,718 households in Zhemgang

His Majesty The King granted landKiduto 6,718 households including those who were eligible for land substitution in Zhemgang on 16th September 2014 in Zhemgang The Kidu is part of His Majesty’s ongoing Land Reform across the country. Addressing the people from various parts of Zhemgang Dzongkhag, His Majesty said that …

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UNDP’s latest Human Development Report chalks out unemployment

The Ministry of Labour and Human Resources (MoLHR), Minister Ngeema Sangay Tshempo launched the Human Development Report (HDR) 2014 in Thimphu yesterday. United Nation Development Programme (UNDP), Resident representative Christina Carlson said that Bhutan is not alone in facing the challenge of youth unemployment problems and that globally the number …

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Conserving the Golden Mashaseer fish

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Environment conservationists say the population of Golden Mahaseer will decline by 80 percent if the mega hydro projects continue to come up.  It is reported that the population has already declined by 50 percent due to habitat disturbances caused by the ongoing construction of mega hydropower projects in the country …

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SAFTA meet in Bhutan to result in more trade flow

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During the 8th SAFTA (South Asia Free Trade Area) Ministerial Council meeting, the SAFTA ministers agreed to set up of the SAARC Development Bank, currency swap arrangement and improving inter-connectivity amongst the SAARC countries on July 24 at Thimphu. There is to be further discussion on this outcome at the …

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Why the unemployment rate is up

According to the 11th National Labour Force Survey Report 2013, released on June 30 in Thimphu, the overall national unemployment rate is 2.9% with male unemployment rate at 2.2 % compared to 3.7 percent in female. The overall youth (15-24 years) unemployment rate is 9.6 percent and the female youth …

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New schemes in the pipeline to alleviate poverty

In the constant pursuit of the government to bring about poverty eradication the PM’s state of the nation report shows that 12 % of the population is still poor. The PM stated that the country has developed a lot in just a few decades with planned development having started only …

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Good Governance, main pillar of GNH

During the State of Tsa-Wa-Sum report presentation by the Prime Minister to the joint sitting of the Parliament on June 19, the PM said good governance is the main pillar of Gross National Happiness. The PM said the establishment of the Royal Institute for Governance and Strategic Studies (RIGSS) by …

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