BUSINESS

Having a ball without ball pens

Chhoden lower secondary school recently initiated a “green” move which saw the use of ballpoint pens replaced by fountain or ink pens. The man behind the move was a teacher, Rinchen Phuntsho, who on 24 March, 2012 made a presentation ‘zero plastic guilt-free writing’ on the history of ball pens …

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In-country training programs fail to attract enough takers

Roping in enough applicants especially classes X and XII pass-outs for in-country training programs is always a herculean task for the labor ministry. In-country training programs provided by the ministry  almost all the time remain under capacity. “Tourism, hospitality and the construction sectors are the priority sectors where employment opportunities …

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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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Absconding laborers drain local contractors’ purses

Fleeing laborers is a chronic problem among local contractors. Foreign laborers absconding from the country has delayed projects and eventually resulted in penalties for missing the deadlines. A businesswoman Jambay even went to Cooch Bihar in India frisking for her absconded thikadar whom she had paid Nu 0.6 mn initially …

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