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NA Committee puts up 18 recommendations on the Budget

Economic and Finance Committee of the National Assembly constituting of 13 members headed by Athang Thedtsho MP, Kinley Wangchuk, presented 18 recommendations on the National Budget after observations on 12 June. The committee reviewed the budget reports in keeping with the Constitution of the Kingdom of Bhutan, Public Finance Act, …

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Labour minister lists National Service Program, financial support, overseas employment and skill building to tackle youth unemployment

Khamed-Lunana MP Yeshey Dem questioned the Labor Minister Lyonpo Ugyen Dorji about issues, plans and strategies to address the youth unemployment issue. She said that according to the Labour force survey report, released on May 25 by the National Statistics Bureau, the national youth unemployment rate stands at 15.7%   which …

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Proposal to reduce age of consent from 18 to 16 sparks debate

The Chairperson of the Legislative committee, Bongo-Chapchha MP Tshewang Lhamo introduced the Penal Code (Amendment) Bill of Bhutan 2019 and asked for the third reading to be conducted in this session. The most significant amendment proposed to the Penal Code bill 2019 was the reduction of age of consent for …

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Sex education in schools

Shortly after the recent incident in Haa of a school girl who abandoned her baby, many people have started calling for the need of proper sex education in schools apart. The Director General of Ministry of Education, Karma Tshering, he said that ‘’Sex education is obviously taught under life skills …

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