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Private sector hit hard with RMA’s credit crunch

In the aftermath of the Royal Monetary Authority’s (RMA) directive to stall all domestic loans, the majority of the businesses have been affected, and the ripples being felt by the construction industry and car dealers are the worst. The INR crunch makes it even worse. President of the Construction Association …

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Eight years and still waiting

Kanglung township planning has been in the offing for eight years now but it still has not seen the light of day and the community has no access to municipal services whatsoever. The residents are concerned if the town planning would actually come through although this has been discussed in …

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Consultative meeting held on civil service rules and regulations

Following the first annual human resource conference held by the Royal Civil Service Commission (RCSC) earlier this week, senior officials of the commission met with more than 170 civil servants of Thimphu dzongkhag yesterday. The day-long meeting saw the RCSC commissioners briefing the audience on Civil Service Act of Bhutan …

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Is Bhutan ready to say, ‘La! Aum Lyonchen?’

Is Bhutan ready for a woman Prime Minister? This remains a question as less than 14% of women represent Parliament, and with the first ever local government elections held in June, 2011, less than 5% of the newly elected local leaders are women. To encourage women in active participation in …

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Final BICMA Act Draft goes to Cabinet

Proposed amendments include new chapters pertaining to broadcasting, cyber security and data protection The Bhutan Information Communications and Media Amendment Bill 2012, after certain major consultations and amendments was submitted to the Cabinet Secretariat by the ministry of information and communication (MOIC) recently this month. The converged ICM Act was enacted …

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