• Lyonchhen Dr Lotay Tshering opens the National CSI expo during the Bhutan Economic Forum for Innovative Transformation (BEFIT) conference yesterday. About 52 CSI entrepreneurs exhibited their products and services to the participants

    BEFIT to catalyse CSI growth

    At a time when the cottage and small industries (CSIs) globally are turning out to be mainstream financing target, Bhutan is well placed to reap the benefits.Not only the philosophy of Gross National Happiness is fully aligned with evolving investor and corporate mindset but its demography is also heavily skewed towards millennials, who think businesses should go beyond profits to improve society.

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Mumps outbreak escalates

Health officials say they do not know why the number of cases shot up by 10 folds in the last two years 

Health: With at least two persons infected with the mumps virus every day in the last 11 months, mumps remains the most infectious disease reported in schools across the country this year.

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T/gang can’t meet meat production target

APA: Meat production in Trashigang has been declining by the year.

Production of beef dropped to 24MT in 2014 from 32MT in 2013. Production stood at 65MT in 2012. Similarly, production of pork dropped to 10MT in 2014 from 13MT in 2013.

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Illegal occupants asked to vacate govt. land

While four land owners cry foul over compensation

PHPA II: Kinley Dorji, 54, has been living in a single storied structure at Kamichu market along the Tsirang-Wangdue highway for more than 23 years.  The structure is all that the family owns.

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Village seeks to leave yenlag thromde

… as their land falls on both sides of the boundary which would mean they would be paying both rural and urban taxes

Boundary: Villagers of Thangchu Gonpa have once again appealed to Phuntshothang gewog if Samdrupjongkhar dzongkhag administration could opt for another area instead of their chiwog to be a part of the yenlag thromde.

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Japan to help fulfill farm road targets

Agrees in principle to supply 30 excavators and 20 backhoe machines

Grant: The government of Japan will grant machineries by June 2017 to help the government accomplish the farm road construction targets of the 11th Plan.

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Delink from RCSC to tackle human resource shortage

Recommends Transparency International for the ACC to clear backlogs and maintain independence

ACC: Delinking from the Royal Civil Service Commission is one of the solutions to address the shortage of human resources in the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC).

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Immigration rules tightened

Working visa to foreign interns or individual volunteers will not be issued unless they are from institutionalized agencies

Labour: Foreigners willing to work in the capacity of any professional category in the country will henceforth require a minimum qualification of a bachelor’s degree with at least three years experience.

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Rising ARI cases concern health officials

Pollution: Although common, health officials in Nganglam are calling on relevant authorities to look into addressing the increasing dust pollution in the town after they received more than 4,000 patients suffering from Acute Respiratory Infection (ARI) this year.

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