BUSINESS

Glulam, a possible solution to the timber shortage

The acute shortage of timber in the country has been around for a long time. But the the timber shortage at least to some extent may be relieved. This is because the Forest Resource Management Division (FRMD) of the Department of Forests and Park Services (DoFPS), in collaboration with Häring …

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Winter vegetables lack freshness and variety

In the wake of rupee crisis, curbing imported vegetables was seen as one of the means to address the problem. However, marketing local vegetables is proving to be challenging. To implement the Plan for Accelerating Vegetable Production and Marketing in 2012, farmers were given incentives to cultivate vegetable especially focusing …

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EIA report for Wangchhu hydroproject disappoints

Bhutanese officials from the National Environment Commission (NEC), Gross National Happiness Commission (GNHC), Department of Energy (DoE), Livestock, and Forestry among others expressed dissatisfaction over the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) report presented by SJVNL (Satluj jal Vidyut Nigam Ltd) for the 570 MW Wangchhu hydropower project during a meeting in …

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The institute of management for job seekers

The Bright Life Institute of Management a well known training center in Thimphu is opening up new admissions for the job seekers who at first will have to undergo the training for commercial accounting at the national level. The institute was established on 9 April in the year 2009 under …

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Plan talks to be held in Delhi today and tomorrow

A press release issued by the Foreign Minister said that plan talks between the Royal Government of Bhutan and the Government of India will be held in New Delhi on 27 and 28 February 2013. The Bhutanese delegation will be led by Mr. Yeshey Dorji, Foreign Secretary and will include …

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Cherries to Bhutan–Japan friendship

As a gesture, and to honor the unstinted bond and friendship the people of Bhutan and Japan share, the visiting delegates from Japan led by Mayor of Miharu Town, Fukushima prefecture who is in the country, will carry out a ceremonial plantation Taki-Sakura cherry trees. Ten saplings of cherry blossom …

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Law magazine to be launched on His Majesty’s birthday

For the first time, the Bhutan National Legal Institute will launch a new Law magazine and Legal Pamphlet at the Terma Linca on 21 February, 2013 coinciding with the birth Anniversary of His Majesty the King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck. The event would be launched by Her Royal Highness Ashi …

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Two years for stabbing

Paro Dzongkhag court sentenced 43-year old Chimi Dorji, to a prison term of two years for stabbing a 53-year old on the night of 7 October, 2012 in his house in Paro. The victim is the husband of the convict’s elder sister. The incident had occurred at the victim’s place …

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RMA Governor assures all is well again

The royal monetary authority (RMA) governor assured that the domestic financial system is safe, sound and resilient and in a comfortable position to meet their obligations despite the liquidity crisis in the country. This assurance comes at a time when the country is faced with the Indian Rupee (INR) shortfall …

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