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Labour ministry to publish labour force survey report 2016

After withholding it, the labour ministry has decided to publish the 14th Labour Force Survey Report (LFSR) 2016. Labour ministry officials had then claimed that they needed to review the findings of the LFSR after the technical team found technical issues with the sampling, survey instruments, methodologies, and definition of ...

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Businessman aspires to contest for NC from T/yangtse

Sonam Tenzin

Sonam Tenzin has not given up his hope to serve the people. The 33-year-old’s first attempt in 2013 where he contested as a Druk Chirwang Tshogpa candidate was not successful. The Thimphu based businessman now aspires to represent the people as a National Council (NC) member and has registered with ...

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Water, roads and jobs top priorities for govt. action

Lyonchhen Tshering Tobgay releases the Bhutan Living Standards Survey, 2017 report with the NSB director and World Bank resident representative in Thimphu yesterday

Unemployment rate is 2 percent down from 2.7 percent in 2012, finds BLSS, 2017 The consumption power of Bhutanese has increased by 82 percent in the last five years, according to the Bhutan Living Standards Survey (BLSS) 2017, which was released yesterday. This means the monthly household expenditure has increased ...

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BCSEA yet to decide on missing atomic weight table

The Bhutan Council for School Examination and Assessment (BCSEA) is yet to decide on whether to award bonus marks for one of the questions in the Chemistry paper for class X, after it was found that the question paper did not give the atomic weight table, which otherwise is mandatory. ...

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Actions adopted to build resilience in HKH region

Apart from achieving common pursuit, the members of Hindu Kush Himalaya (HKH) region should work together, the director general of International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), David Molden, said. He said this at the end of a conference ICIMOD and Nepal’s ministry of population and environment organised, where members ...

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The challenges of sustaining mountain ecosystems

High-level panellists from different countries with the President of Nepal

More than 300 experts from 26 countries have come together in Kathmandu, Nepal to identify and recommend possible resilient solutions for mountain communities in the Hindu Kush Himalayas (HKH). The four-day conference, which began on December 4 at the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) in Kathmandu, will also ...

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Helicopter under scheduled maintenance: Health Minister

Health Minister Tandin Wangchuk yesterday clarified that aircraft A5-BHS helicopter has been undergoing scheduled maintenance since November 11 and is not grounded for repair as claimed by the opposition member. Health minister was responding to Dramedtse-Ngatshang MP Ugyen Wangdi during the question-answer session. He said helicopter has to undergo scheduled ...

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If you are aware, complain: MoEA Minister

Economic Affairs Minister Lekey Dorji on November 24 urged that concerned person should come forward and file complaint with office concerned if he or she can prove cases of adulteration at the fuel station. Adulteration, the minister said, was a serious and punishable offence. The minister was responding to the ...

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DNT urges Opposition to pursue fiscal incentives case

Opposition states it won’t take up the case To determine the legality of fiscal incentives granted by the government, Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa (DNT) has urged the Opposition Party in writing, to pursue the case with the High Court. The request follows the High Court’s decision of November 9 where, stating ...

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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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