Wednesday , January 24 2018

Women in the Changing World of Work: Planet 50-50 by 2030

Across the world, too many women and girls spend too many hours on household responsibilities—typically more than double the time spent by men and boys. They look after younger siblings, older family members, deal with illness in the family and manage the house. In many cases this unequal division of labour is at the expense of women’s and girls’ learning, of paid work, sports, or engagement in civic or community leadership. This shapes the norms of relative disadvantage and advantage, of where women and men are positioned in the economy, of what they are skilled to do and where they will work.

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The young entrepreneur of remote Gakiling

In the desolate gewog of Gakiling in Haa, Ugyen, a class XII graduate, has not only found a niche for his business but is thriving on it.

Gakiling is in Sangbaykha Dungkhag. Horses were the only mode of transportation and the charges used to be an expensive affair. Now, of course, there is a motor road.

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Judiciary to endorse regulation on accountability this week

Bhutanese could soon be able to file complaints against judges or court personnel on the grounds of irresponsibility.

The judiciary will adopt the Judicial Responsibility and Accountability Regulations during the annual judicial conference that begins from Friday. The regulation provides for the process of initiating a complaint, investigation, and possible actions that can be taken against judicial personnel.

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Need to streamline Dzongkha spellings

At a retreat early this week in Gelephu, media professionals met to thrash out the issue of decreasing popularity of Dzongkha. Causes were identified and solutions worked out. More needs to be done, however. Key institutions have to come together if any progress is to be made towards standardising the language and making it less confusing.

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Japan provides Nu 334.2M for four grant projects

The ambassador of Bhutan to Japan, V Namgyel and the ambassador of Japan to Bhutan, Kenji Hiramatsu signed the Exchange of Notes for the Japanese grant aid ‘The Project for Improvement of Medical Equipment’ at the national and regional referral hospitals on March 3 in New Delhi, India, according to a press release issued by the Japanese embassy in New Delhi.

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A fuel depot for Tingtibi by March

Residents of Tingtibi will no longer have to drive all the way to Zhemgang to fuel their cars as a fuel depot will soon be available in the town. The Druk Petroleum Corporation Ltd (DPCL) is currently constructing a fuel depot in Tingtibi.

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