Minjur Dorji

Rupee and Credit Crisis continues to escalate

Architects, consultants, hardware dealers, contractors, sawmills, and many other sectors struggle as the situation exacerbates day by day The incumbent government’s term ended with claims of having achieved economic growth and stability, but the fact remains that the Indian Rupee (INR) situation continues to have a major and escalating impact …

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Dasho Sonam Kinga elected as new NC Thrizin

A new deputy NC chairperson, councilor Tshering Dorji was unanimously elected by all 25 members In an election conducted by the election commission yesterday morning, National Council members elected the former Deputy Chair and Trashigang council representative, Dasho Dr Sonam Kinga as its Chairperson and Haa council member Tshering Dorji …

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DHI companies show improved performance in 2012

Eight Druk Holding and Investments (DHI) owned companies presented their annual reports for the year 2012 revealing an overall increase in revenue by 10 percent, and tax contribution increase by six percent compared to the previous year. The remittances made to the Ministry of Finance including taxes were to the …

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RICB achieves another milestone

The Royal Insurance Corporation of Bhutan Limited (RICBL) has now extended its social security services outside the country to Bhutanese students under a new health insurance scheme. The RICBL signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Royal Civil Service Commission (RCSC) on Thursday. With this, RICB shall insure all …

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Punaps pick educator over actor

With 22 years of experience under the education department as school principal and teacher, Rinzin Dorji, 48, was voted-in as the National Council (NC) member from Punakha Dzongkhag with 3,449 votes. He was nominated from Toedwang Gewog. “I should be very thankful to the people of Punakha. Now it is …

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Voter turnout at around 45% for NC elections

Drop in voter turnout compared to 53% in 2008 NC elections For the second time in history, people across the country voted 20 members to the National Council yesterday. Of the 379,819 registered voters 168,180 exercised their voting rights giving a voter turnout of about 45% at the national level. …

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