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Fuel price drop to fuel economic growth by one percent

The fortnightly revision in prices of petrol and diesel is routine because of the global oil price fluctuation and has nothing to do with the recent plunge in fuel price on the back of goods and services tax (GST) in India. The government, on November 11, announced a reduction in ...

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NCWC studies domestic violence against women

NCWC studies domestic violence against women Violence against women and children has been increasing over the years, records with National Commission for Women and Children (NCWC) show. NCWC counsellor Tashi Dorji said that more victims are turning up at their door. In 2015, there were 11 domestic violence against women ...

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Jobseekers prefer desk jobs: Labour minister

Following the Prime Minister’s statement at the National Assembly of there being more jobs than registered number of jobseekers, the Kengkha-Weringla, MP, Rinzin Jamtsho yesterday asked the labour minister to give the house a specific reason as to why the jobs were not taken. The MP also asked the minister ...

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NA rejects ombudsman’s office

The National Assembly rejected the idea to establish an office of ombudsman and instead pushed the ball back to the Anti-Corruption Commission’s  (ACC) court. The need for an ombudsman’s office was articulated by the ACC. The proposal was discussed in the last session of the National Assembly. The Assembly directed ...

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Chamkhar road construction to complete soon

The construction of Chamkhar road will be completed soon, works and human settlement minister Dorji Choden said at the National Assembly on November 21. The minister said this in response to the Opposition leader’s Pema Gyamtsho’s (PhD) query on the status of Chamkhar road. Of the 13.3 km of internal ...

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BBIPL sues Saint Gobain

BBIPL’s factory roof

Bhutan Bitumen Industries Private Limited (BBIPL) at the Pasakha industrial estate has filed a case against its neighbour, the Saint Gobain Ceramic Materials Bhutan Private Limited (SGCMBPL), alleging that it is releasing harmful fumes and damaging its roof due to corrosion. BBIPL filed the case with the Phuentsholing drungkhag court ...

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Developments in North Thimphu expected to complete by March

In little over four years, the government spent more than Nu 1 billion for the development of areas in Thimphu and the thromde. This is the maximum budget allocated so far by the present government, said Human Settlement Minister Dorji Choden. This was in response to North Thimphu MP Tshering’s ...

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Sacred Bakcham leads Trashigang tshechu

Monks of Trashigang dratshang practise the Rigma chu-dru cham that is performed on the last day of the tshechu

As Trashigang dzongkhag prepares for its annual tshechu, which begins from November 27, practice to perform the ancient dance of local deities, doe-gay-bak-cham, enters its 243rd year. The dance of eight groups of local deities is performed on the first day of the tshechu. Led by Jaro Dongchen, the heart ...

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Scratch and win lottery launched

Finance secretary Nim Dorji and BLL officials launch the scratch card lottery yesterday

Bhutan Lottery Limited (BLL) launched “thuensum scratch,” an instant scratch card lottery yesterday. A total of 200,000 scratch cards were printed. The cost of a scratch card is Nu 30. Lottery officials said that 11,000 buyers could win prize money starting from Nu 60 to Nu 500,000 in this instant ...

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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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