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Monthly Archives: November 2016

Creating jobs for the differently-abled

Employment: There aren’t many opportunities for differently-abled people in the country to earn an income.

The human resources department with the labour ministry yesterday launched a skill development training programme for persons with disabilities and single parents of differently-abled children who are economically disadvantaged, at the national referral hospital in Thimphu.

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Govt. hopes to convince NC on the merits of BBIN: PM

BBIN: Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay said that while he accepts and respects the wisdom of the House of Review, he is hoping the National Assembly (NA) and National Council (NC) members can sit together and discuss the Bangladesh, Bhutan, India and Nepal (BBIN) trade agreement.

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GoI releases Nu 1 billion

Fund: The Government of India (GoI) released Nu 1,004.850 million (M) or Nu 1 billion (B) for Project Tied Assistance (PTA) projects and Small Development Projects (DSP) in Bhutan yesterday, according to a press release from the Indian embassy.

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Encouraging entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurship: Pursuing an entrepreneurial career in Bhutan might not be as popular as queuing up for a government job interview. This young and vital sector is often considered as asking for trouble for oneself.

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Bhutan calls for early enforcement of Paris Agreement

Environment: Bhutan joined other Parties in welcoming the early entry into force of the Paris Agreement and called for early action to realise its implementation at the United Nations Conference on Climate Change being held in Marrakech, Morocco, from November 7-18, according to a foreign affairs ministry press release.

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Lack of policy obstructs banks from financing start ups

Finance: The lack of a policy or regulation in financing start up projects is limiting banks from funding projects, the Financial Institutions Association of Bhutan’s president, Kipchu Tshering, said during a panel discussion during the Global Entrepreneurship Week held in Thimphu.

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BICMA Act 2006 to be scrapped

Media: The government is set to introduce a bill in the National Assembly that will realign and separate responsibilities of the government and the Bhutan Information Communications and Media Authority (BICMA), during the ongoing session.

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A new spinning equipment

Arts & Crafts: Moving away from the age-old tradition of spinning thread manually, a new model of spinning equipment run by electricity and motor will soon be available to the nettle fibre workers and cotton growers in Shingkhalauri in Samdrupjongkhar.

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