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BIABPO targets 3,000 jobs by 2023

To attract jobs related to Information and Technology enabled services, Bhutan Industry Association for Business Process Outsourcing (BIABPO) was launched in Thimphu TechPark yesterday. Business Process Outsourcing is a method of subcontracting various office operations to third party vendors. Executive director of BIABPO, Kesang, said that 21 founding members were …

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Study finds poor hand hygiene compliance at JDWNRH’s wards

A study found that healthcare workers at Jigme Dorji Wangchuck National (JDWNRH) had only moderate-level knowledge about hand hygiene. The observational cross-sectional study carried out by Zimba Letho, the hospital’s clinical nurse, found that about 24 percent of the healthcare workers had high-level hand hygiene knowledge. Those with low level …

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Celebrating diversity at the Foothills Festival

The festival has encouraged farmers to grow vegetables on a large scale in Sarpang

The last few days have been hectic for Choki Dema from remote Singye gewog in Sarpang. The Sangaythang chiwog tshogpa not only harvested what she had in her garden but also went around collecting vegetables from other villagers. Selling the goods at the Foothills Festival in Gelephu Higher Secondary School ground yesterday …

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Creation of new SOEs expensive for the state

The establishment of state-owned enterprises during the 11th Plan had put extra pressure on the national coffers in the form of increased capital and current expenditures, grants and subsidies. According to a review on the fiscal sector by the Royal Monetary Authority (RMA), the spending on state enterprises accounted for 15 percent of total expenditure in the 11th Plan.

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Two inmates escape from Lungzor prison

Strict checking along the highway is underway following the inmates’ jailbreak

A massive search is on after two inmates escaped from Lungzor prison in Trashigang last week. Although the details of the prison break is unknown, sources told Kuensel that the duo could have escaped using materials from the construction site inside the prison to aid their escape. The two prisoners, …

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Pedestrians too are causing traffic jams

There are about 78 zebra crossings in the Thimphu thromde (File photo)

Jaywalking, not only the increasing number of cars, is identified as one of the main causes of traffic jams, according to Thimphu traffic police officials. Police had observed that pedestrians walking without regard for approaching cars on the several zebra crossings are causing the traffic mess, especially during rush hours. …

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Safety practices poor at workplace

Failure to comply with occupational health standards (OHS) has contributed to poor safety practices in the country. At a seminar on construction safety yesterday, labour officer Phuntsho Dendup said that the non-compliance was mainly due to the resistance from employer and employees to adopt safety standards, lack of competency and …

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Nima and Dawa Palden to return home next month

Four months after their separation surgery in Australia, the twins, Nima and Dawa are preparing to return home (Photo: Dr Karma Sherub)

Nima and Dawa Palden, the conjoined twins and their mother would be home next month, more than four months after the girls and the mother arrived in Melbourne, Australia for the separation surgery. A pediatric surgeon with JDWNRH, Dr Karma Sherub, said that while the girls have been given the …

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Picture story

Dr Poonam Khetrapal Singh has been appointed as the Regional Director for World Health Organisation South-East Asia, for a second five-year term. The WHO Executive Board on January 26 unanimously endorsed Dr Khetrapal Singh’s second term.

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All well with first NA session

Speaker Wangchuk Namgyel

The first session of the third Parliament has been exemplary in terms of the conduct of members and in terms of both the ruling party and Opposition working as a team, National Assembly Speaker Wangchuk Namgyel has told Kuensel. The Speaker lauded the Opposition’s role in the session, saying that …

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BizAP to support entrepreneurs

DHI will provide financial support to the entrepreneurs

Eleven entrepreneurs will pitch their businesses to the business accelerator fund panel for access to Business Acceleration Programme (BizAP) fund at Financial Institutions Training Institute (FITI) in Thimphu today. Twelve entrepreneurs pitched their businesses yesterday.   Recognising funding as one of the major challenges in entrepreneurship, Druk Holding and Investments …

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