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Bhutan-India to hold development cooperation talks in New Delhi

The sixth Bhutan-India Development Cooperation Talks of the 11th Plan will be held tomorrow in New Delhi, India, a press release from the foreign ministry states. Foreign secretary Sonam Tshong is leading the Bhutanese delegation while the secretary, Economic Relations of the Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India (GoI) ...

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LG members await clarity on leave entitlement

Tsirang dzongkhag starts maintaining personal file for LG members More than four months after the local government entitlement rules and regulations came into effect, dzongkhag tshogdu (DT) secretaries are still waiting for clear directives on the implementation of leave entitlement for local government (LG) members. Tsirang DT secretary, Sonam Phuntsho, ...

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Inculcating GNH concepts in corporate governance

Incorporating Gross National Happiness (GNH) in corporate governance could lead to sustainable economic wellbeing in the corporate world. At the seventh International Conference on GNH of Business in Thimphu, chief communications and sustainability officer at AJE group, Jorge Lopez Doriga said that the time has come to implement a new ...

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Four men detained for alleged use of explosives

Police in Lhuentse detained four men, aged between 20 and 55, from Gangzur, Lhuentse on November 7 for alleged use of explosives in Kuri River. It was learnt that forestry officials in Lhuentse apprehended the men around 8pm on November 1 after receiving complaints from local residents. Forestry officials forwarded ...

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Polyandry vanishing with change

Polyandry, a form of polygamy in which a woman takes two or more husbands at the same time, is no longer popular in Laya. There are women with two husbands or more, but they are holdovers from the past. The younger generation of Layaps prefer single partner to multiple. The ...

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Trashigang completes 90 percent of 11th Plan activities

The construction of a two-storey parking lot in Trashigang is among the remaining 11th Plan activities

With about seven months left for the 11th Plan to be complete, Trashigang dzongkhag claims to have completed about 90 percent of its planned activities. The achievement, officials say, is in terms of implementing activities as well as in budget spent. Under the agriculture sector, the dzongkhag has cleared more ...

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GNH of Business assessment tool proposed

At the International Conference on GNH in Thimphu yesterday, Centre for Bhutan Studies (CBS) and Gross National Happiness Research (GNH) proposed GNH of Business Assessment Tool to certify businesses. Close to 200 participants from 29 countries are attending the three-day conference. The proposed tool is expected to systematically assess a ...

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Culture influences entrepreneurship, finds study

Lyonchhen Tshering Tobgay addresses the GNH for Business conference yesterday

Bhutan has to rethink entrepreneurship through the lens of culture to foster sustainable entrepreneurship and Gross National Happiness, according to a Canadian researcher. Kent Schroeder is the director of International Development Projects at Humber College, Toronto in Canada. He has been researching on Bhutan since 2008 and was one of ...

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Bangladesh seeks to reduce trade deficit with Bhutan

Bangladesh delegation agrees to resolve issues related to export of limestone from Bhutan soon While Bhutan’s exports to Bangladesh have been increasing rapidly over the years, increase in imports from Bangladesh has been meager. This was highlighted by the Bangladeshi delegation during the third meeting of the joint working group ...

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Agencies come together to implement Bhutan One Health Strategy Plan

Health ministry, agriculture ministry, and stakeholders Thimphu on November 6 signed an MoU to implement Bhutan One Health Strategic Plan (BOHSP) 2017–2021. Lack of strategic framework to formalise, guide and sustain the implementation of One Health approach to prevent and control zoonotic and high-impact diseases in the country called for ...

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Lending policy prioritises cottage and small industries

Cottage and small industries (CSI) are expected to see major changes starting next year. The Royal Monetary Authority  (RMA) states that it has come up with a policy for priority sector lending (PSL) and CSI will be a priority. The central bank is expected to launch the policy next month. ...

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