Saturday , November 25 2017

Youth unemployment rate reaches 13.2 percent

Overall unemployment rate decreases to 2.1 percent according to the draft LFSR 2016 Although the overall unemployment rate has decreased from 2.5 percent in 2015 to 2.1 percent in 2016 as per the draft Labour Force Survey Report (LFSR) 2016, youth unemployment rate has increased by 2.6 percent. The Economic ...

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BoB prepares to celebrate its 50th anniversary

BoB CEO Pema Nadik launches the logo

Marking its 50th anniversary, Bank of Bhutan, the oldest bank in the country, will hold a year-long celebration starting January 2018 to initiate sustainable and meaningful activities to benefit the mass involving employees, clients, and the community. A logo to mark the event was launched yesterday followed by a press ...

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NC endorses LLDC international think tank

With all 21 members present voting in favour, the National Council (NC) unanimously ratified the multilateral agreement for the establishment of think tank for landlocked developing countries (LLDC) yesterday. The agreement will now be submitted to His Majesty The King for royal assent to complete the ratification process. Foreign minister ...

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Woman falls into a manhole

The manhole that was left uncovered in Rabdeyling

A 41-year-old woman from Gelephu is recovering at the Jigme Dorji Wangchuck National Referral Hospital (JDWNRH) after she fell into an open sewerage manhole in Rabdeyling, Gelephu. The woman and her two friends were on an evening walk around the area on November 16 when she fell into the manhole, ...

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Trashigang local leaders welcome PSL policy

The team has completed the financial literacy programme in 10 dzongkhags

Local leaders in Trashigang are happy that the central bank will launch a priority sector lending (PSL) policy next month. As a dzongkhag driven by agricultural activities, commercial farming and large-scale agricultural and livestock practices in the dzongkhag remained restricted until now because of lack of access to finance. To ...

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S/jongkhar residents request for additional constituencies

Local leaders proposed that increasing the number of constituencies would improve voter turnout

People from eight gewogs of Samdrupjongkhar requested the Election Commission of Bhutan (ECB) to increase the number of constituencies in the dzongkhag. The request was made during a public delimitation hearing of the National Assembly (NA) that the ECB held on December 20. Lauri gewog mangmi, Tenzin Norzang, said that ...

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Exhibition to empower women

The project is supported by India-Bhutan Foundation (Photo: RENEW)

Respect, Educate, Nurture, and Empower Women (RENEW) displayed more than 30 recycled handicraft items at the Royal University of Bhutan auditorium  to celebrate the international day for elimination of violence against women. The exhibition will continue until tomorrow. Sixteen individuals –four men and 12 women, including housewives, school drop outs, ...

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NA resolves to not corporatise JDWNRH

Health minister Tandin Wangchuk and MP Zanglay Drukpa, who was the former health minister, shake hands after a heated exchange at the National Assembly session yesterday

Health minister says the committee formed to study the proposal will now be dissolved  Through a majority vote, the National Assembly (NA) yesterday decided to not corporatise the Jigme Dorji Wangchuck National Referral Hospital (JDWNRH) in Thimphu. Opposition MP from Panbang, Dorji Wangdi, moved a motion recommending the government to ...

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Corporate JDWNRH no more

The National Assembly yesterday snubbed the government’s move to corporatise Jigme Dorji Wangchuck National Referral Hospital (JDWNRH). With a majority vote, the Assembly’s decision endorsed the Opposition’s motion to stop the corporatisation of JDWNRH with immediate effect. Reaching this decision was​,​ however​,​ confusing for the country’s highest decision-making body. After ...

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Picture story

To commemorate the listing of March 7, 1971’s speech of Bangladesh’s founding father, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman in the Memory of the World Register, an event was held at the Voluntary Artists Studio Thimphu yesterday. UNESCO listed the speech in the UNESCO Memory of the World Register on October 30 this ...

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