Former teacher who believes in unconventional leadership to contest council elections

Leadership for a difference, breaking barriers and building a future is what 34-year-old Jamtsho believes in.  The former school teacher and business entrepreneur is contesting for the first time as an aspirant candidate for the upcoming National Council (NC) elections in 2018 from Thimphu Dzongkhag. For Jamtsho, contesting for NC was not a sudden decision […]

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Lone candidate from Samar Gewog to contest for NC, Haa    

A lawyer by profession with a philanthropic streak, Ngawang Tobgay, is the only candidate from his gewog who has come out as a National Council (NC) aspirant candidate from Haa. Twenty eight year old Ngawang Tobgay is from Langpa-Nobgang village, Samar Gewog in Haa. Talking about his intention to join the council, he said that […]

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Functioning disability highest at 5.6% of the population

Around 5.6% of the country’s population encounter functioning difficulty with disabilities in seeing followed by mobility at 3.7% and hearing disability (3.5%), according to the Bhutan Living and Standards Survey (BLLS) 2017 released on Wednesday. The prevalence of disability is defined as all the new and old cases of disability in a given population and […]

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A private employee among NC aspirants from Samdrup Jongkhar 

A 36-year-old private employee, Kelzang Phuntsho, is one of the candidates from among the11 National Council (NC) aspiring candidates registered from Samdrup Jongkhar to declare his candidature for the upcoming NC elections in 2018. Hailing from Lingnang Ringmo village of Wangphu gewog in Samdrup Jongkhar, Kelzang Phuntsho said he had always been keen to participate […]

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Loans with preferential rates to be granted to CSIs identified as priority sector

Financial institutions will grant loans at preferential rates to agriculture and non-agriculture Cottage and Small Industries (CSI) in the country indentified as priority sector under the Priority Sector Lending (PSL) from next year. The PLS guidelines identify the CSI sector as a priority sector for targeted lending and increased coordination and efficiency in the delivery […]

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