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Exports hit by demonitisation

Trade: Farmers and exporters in Phuentsholing are taking a hit as a result of the demonitisation of INR 500 and 1,000 notes which has led to cardamom and potato sales dropping drastically.

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Rape, suicide and abortion, a national concern: NA

Separate postings of married civil servant couples also discussed
Assembly: Deeming rape, suicide and abortion a growing national concern, the National Assembly (NA) recommended that the government initiate a comprehensive research pertaining to these social ills.

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Design thinking for public sector innovation

Workshop: ‘Design thinking’ a concept that emphasises a human-centred way of solving problems within an office, across agencies and ministries will soon be introduced in the civil service and later, in various agencies.

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Bhutan’s private sector underdeveloped: WB

Employment: Growing unemployment in Bhutan can be attributed to several intra-personal and societal reasons. The demand and preference to join the public sector by jobseekers is one of the main reasons for the rising unemployment problem, especially among the youth and highly educated people.

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Customs Act in the offing

Council: The National Council (NC) yesterday deliberated on the Customs Bill, which aims to modernise customs administration in the country.

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