Home / Lead Story (page 99)

Lead Story

The unhappy 9 percent

GNH: Women, farmers, and the elderly comprise the majority of those unhappy in Bhutan. This was revealed in the provisional findings of the 2015 GNH survey. The survey found that while the majority of Bhutanese can be categorized as happy, as per the GNH index, almost nine percent of the population fall in the unhappy group.

Read More »

Ease of Doing Business rank dropped, not jumped

Change in methodology jacked up Bhutan’s ranking by 54 places

Ranking: Bhutan has actually dropped by one place on the Ease of Doing Business index, from 70 in the previous year to 71.

While it was believed that the country leapt 54 places, from 125 to 71 in a year’s time, the World Bank implemented a change in methodology of assessing the economies because of which last year’s rank of 125 was changed to 70.

Read More »

Cabinet decides to close down BOiC

A new SOE would takeover the BOiC affairs in few months time

SOE: The Cabinet has decided to close down Business Opportunity and Information Centre (BOiC) and institute a ‘special financial agency’ as a state owned enterprise (SOE) to continue the services offered by the centre.

Read More »

Celebrating a king’s life

As the nation comes together to celebrate the auspicious 60th birth anniversary of His Majesty the Fourth Druk Gyalpo, Bhutan is celebrating a King, who has achieved his destiny.

And for the Bhutanese, the celebrations offer an ideal opportunity to express deep gratitude to their beloved monarch.

Read More »

Road to 11-11

Bhutanese are all happy and excited to celebrate the Fourth Druk Gyalpo's 60th birth anniversary on November 11, 2015.

Read More »

Unraveling the knotty issue of maternity leave

BCSR: There is a strong speculation that the Cabinet will endorse the proposed six-month paid maternity leave and flexi-time for civil servants as it was the government’s pledge. The Royal Civil Service Commission studied the possibility and recommended the same.

Read More »

The origins of GNH

Former FT journalist recalls first extended interview with His Majesty the Fourth Druk Gyalpo on the subject 

Conference:  When Bhutan’s modernization began in the 1970s, His Majesty the Fourth Druk Gyalpo began to make public pronouncements about happiness, contentment, and wellbeing.

Read More »

91.2 % of Bhutanese are happy: GNH survey

Happiness level decreased in areas like psychological wellbeing, community, and driglam namzha 

Survey: The provisional findings of the latest Gross National Happiness (GNH) survey show that 91.2 percent of Bhutanese are happy, it was revealed at the opening of the International GNH conference in Paro, yesterday.

Read More »