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Conserving the Golden Mashaseer fish

Environment conservationists say the population of Golden Mahaseer will decline by 80 percent if the mega hydro projects continue to come up.  It is reported that the population has already declined by 50 percent due to habitat disturbances caused by the ongoing construction of mega hydropower projects in the country …

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SAFTA meet in Bhutan to result in more trade flow

During the 8th SAFTA (South Asia Free Trade Area) Ministerial Council meeting, the SAFTA ministers agreed to set up of the SAARC Development Bank, currency swap arrangement and improving inter-connectivity amongst the SAARC countries on July 24 at Thimphu. There is to be further discussion on this outcome at the …

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Why the unemployment rate is up

According to the 11th National Labour Force Survey Report 2013, released on June 30 in Thimphu, the overall national unemployment rate is 2.9% with male unemployment rate at 2.2 % compared to 3.7 percent in female. The overall youth (15-24 years) unemployment rate is 9.6 percent and the female youth …

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New schemes in the pipeline to alleviate poverty

In the constant pursuit of the government to bring about poverty eradication the PM’s state of the nation report shows that 12 % of the population is still poor. The PM stated that the country has developed a lot in just a few decades with planned development having started only …

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Good Governance, main pillar of GNH

During the State of Tsa-Wa-Sum report presentation by the Prime Minister to the joint sitting of the Parliament on June 19, the PM said good governance is the main pillar of Gross National Happiness. The PM said the establishment of the Royal Institute for Governance and Strategic Studies (RIGSS) by …

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Meeting to address social issues at local level

A three-day multi- sectoral task force (MSTF-MoH) and community based support system (CBSS-RENEW) partnership meeting, ‘Reaching Out Together’ was conducted by Ministry of Health and Respect Educate Nurture Empower Women (RENEW) Secretariat, with a total of 90 participants from the 20 dzongkhags to discuss social issues at the local level. …

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Health Minister stresses on maternity health

During the Question Hour session of National Assembly, the Health Minister, Tandin Wangchuk, revealed that proper breast feeding given to infants for complete six months stands at 10.4 percent in Bhutan, which was at a lower global rank. The opposition MP of Radhi-Sakteng, Jigme Wangchuk, questioned the Ministry of Health …

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