BUSINESS

Govt defends MoLHR officials in Japan case

Despite instructions from ACC to take administrative action, media reports and complaints by parents the government chose to defend the Ministry of Labor and Human Resource officials involved in the Japan case. The Prime Minister Lyonchhen (Dr) Lotay Tshering claimed that the investigation is not over as the Office of …

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The process and implications of opening more regional entry points

Although National assembly during the first session of the third parliament endorsed entry and exit of regional tourists through the border towns of Samdrup Jongkhar, Gelephu, Samtse, Nanglam and Pangbang, the government and relevant stakeholders said it can be implemented only if it is feasible. Lyonchhen (Dr.) Lotay Tshering said, …

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His Majesty graced the closing ceremony of Parliament

His Majesty the Druk Gyalpo graced the closing ceremony of the first session of the third Parliament on Thursday. Her Majesty the Gyaltsuen, members of the Royal Family, representatives of the Central Monastic Body, senior government officials, and foreign dignitaries, among others also attended the closing ceremony. The Speaker of …

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Suung Joen app and free WIFI within five years

Member from Bumdeling Jamkhar constituency questioned the Ministry of Information and Communication, Lyonpo Karma Donnen Wangdi on Suung Joen app during the Friday question hour session. “Currently, social media applications like WeChat and WhatsApp are widely used in the country but that requires internet connectivity. Suung Joen app, as pronounced …

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Govt. to ensure carbon neutral development path

Given that the conservation of environment has been recognized as one of the four pillars of the Gross National Happiness (GNH), Bhutan has committed to remain carbon neutral at the 2009 Conference of Parties in Copenhagen, which was further reaffirmed at the 2015 Paris agreement to maintain a healthy balance …

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Govt plans to address citrus greening and target production of 68,000 metric tons of oranges in the 12th plan

During the question hour session on Tuesday, member from Lhamoi Zingkha-Tashiding constituency questioned the agriculture minister on the plans and programs to address citrus greening disease affecting the farmers. In response, the agriculture minister, lyonpo Yeshey Penjore said, “About 39 percent of the rural households are engaged in citrus production …

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Modest growth of 5.1 percent projected for 12th plan

According to the current assessment of the baseline growth forecast, modest growth of 5.4 percent in the medium term and 5.1 percent on an average for the 12th FYP has been projected. Slowdown in growth is projected mainly on account of shifting of commercial operation date of Punatsangchu- I and …

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