Minjur Dorji

Facility to patent your invention in Bhutan

But inventors will need to wait two years for a patent to be registered  The intellectual property division (IPD) of the ministry of economic affairs (MoEA) has finally established a registry for patents as mandated by the Industrial Property Act of the kingdom of Bhutan, 2001. This means inventors are …

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Rupee panic spreads

In a sign of the rupee crunch panic spreading, fuel stations and gas depots saw people stocking on these products in anticipation of a shortage. In an attempt to address such growing national panic the finance minister Lyonpo, Wangdi Norbu said that there is no need for alarm as the …

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Traditional warriors retell war with Tibet

The gups and pazaps here are headed home who were at the Dzong for the ongoing six-day Punakha Domchoe. Pazaps; people dressed as traditional warriors  from five gewogs  in Punakha and three gewogs in Thimphu descended around the Punakha Dzong on Feb 28 evening. Dressed in battle gear, the 136 …

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Government T-bills oversubscribed by Nu 210mn

  BoBL takes a major chunk of the T-bills for the second time in a row The government’s 30-day Treasury bills (T-bills) worth Nu 1 billion was oversubscribed by Nu 210 million. It was sold at a discount rate of 3%. The T-bills floated by the Royal Monetary Authority on …

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Fire accident burns down house and injures a man

Fire crews, nearby residents and the Royal Bhutan Police (RBP) battled a blaze which burned down a house and injured a man below the Thai Pavilion, a few meters away from Dema Lhakhang on February 23 evening. The fire was reported at 4:10 pm and was contained by 6. Of …

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Local musicians can sue drayangs and discos

Despite efforts made by the Intellectual Property Division (IPD) to create awareness on the Intellectual Property (IP) Rights, Bhutanese artists, mainly musicians, are least interested in exercising their rights. On February 1, the IPD office encouraged interested parties to apply for the voluntary deposit and registration of their copyrights with …

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