Home Minister’s case: will the govt. walk the talk?

The High Court upheld the lower court’s verdict on the fake insurance claim, convicting the home minister and three insurance officials of the Royal Insurance Corporation of Bhutan Limited (RICBL) on October 9. The home minister’s conviction has in particular raised a lot of questions on whether the ruling government would take action to remove […]

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MoE waits for govt. directive to open ECCD centers

As an interim measure to fight local transmission of COVID-19, the government has closed all ECCD centers and parents have been informed to hold on for the time being. However, due to the closure of ECCD centers, most of the parents are facing difficulty in going about their regular schedule. Deki, a concerned parent said […]

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Paradigm shift required to take up available jobs: Labor Minister

With the livelihood of 30,000 to 40,000 people affected by the pandemic, the labor ministry is brainstorming ideas and consulting stakeholders to employ them in various engagement initiatives, said Labor Minister Ugyen Dorji. “It is an engagement option now where they earn but are not necessarily employed,” said Lyonpo. Additionally, he said the ministry has […]

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The Druk Phuensum Tshogpa candidate for the Chhoekhor-Tang constituency, Tenzin Norbu is the replacement for former Opposition leader Dr. Pema Gyamtsho after the latter resigned to join ICIMOD.

He holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Hotel Management and Tourism from the University of Applied Sciences in Business Administration in Zurich, Switzerland. He also has an undergraduate degree in Business Management from Bangalore University, India. The 35-year-old in a question and answer session with Business Bhutan’s senior reporter Chencho Dema shares his views on […]

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Thimphu TechPark recruits employees despite COVID-19

Thimphu TechPark Limited (TTPL), Bhutan’s first IT Park which started in May 2012 with two core mandates: attracting and facilitating Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) companies to lease commercial space within the 58,000 sq ft building, and managing and operating the Bhutan Innovation and Technology Center, continues to attract and recruit employees despite COVID-19. The IT […]

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Chhoekhor-Tang constituency bye-election: weighing the odds

The Chhoekhor-Tang bye-election in Bumthang could be a tightly contested race, with the Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa (DNT) hopefully having to do a tremendous level of footwork, if the current ground realities in the constituency are any indication. Since the parties declared their respective candidates, Tenzin Norbu of DPT and Dawa of DNT, there has been […]

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Import registration process improved

With the easing of lockdown restrictions in Phuentsholing, the import of all hardware and construction materials resumed last month along with full compliance with COVID-19 containment protocols. However, the system had some flaws, and this week the Southern COVID-19 task force (SC9TF) issued a new system on the registration of import. As per the notification […]

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Schools record 77% increase in handwashing facilities during COVID-19 pandemic

Since the onset of COVID-19 pandemic, the number of handwashing tap-points in schools across the country has recorded an increase of 77%. Latest records from the Ministry of Education (MoE) show that from 9,654 handwashing tap points before the on-set of the pandemic in early 2020, the number has today increased to 17,071 tap points, […]

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