Govt. to come up with common center for industrial park applicants

To ease the approval procedures for applicants who want to set up industries at the four industrial estates, the government is looking into having a common center, Prime minister Dr Lotay Tshering said, meeting with 45 applicants along with the officials from Department of Industry on Monday. Lyonchhen said this center will help applicants get […]

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NC defers decision on removal of unnatural sex clause

The National Assembly had favored doing away with the discriminatory sections of the penal code last June giving hope to the LGBTIQ community, but the deliberation yesterday in the National Council (NC) yielded a different result. Section 213 & 214 of Penal Code (Amendment) Bill of Bhutan 2019 in NC saw differing opinions among the […]

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Students trained on entrepreneurship

Financial Institutions Training Institute (FITI) conducted a winter training program for students at Thimphu from January 6 to 17 to equip them with entrepreneurship skills. The training included 24 students aged between 13 to 16 years from different schools. The participants were selected based on writing skills or business ideas through a social website. They […]

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15 specialists from Bangladesh to arrive by mid-February

Fifteen specialists from Bangladesh are expected to arrive in the country by mid-February this year. This will address the shortage of medical specialists in the country. Health minister Dechen Wangmo told Business Bhutan that with the current health facility and services there is a shortage of around 60% specialists in the country. However, with the […]

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Villagers face increased wildlife predation after integrating with wildlife sanctuary

Villagers of Nichula gewog fear extreme predation from the wild animals inhabiting Phibsoo Wildlife Sanctuary (PWS) in Dagana Dzongkhag. The villagers are worried about their future if the wildlife attacks on their crops continue. Since the gewog was integrated with the Phibsoo WC, wildlife predation on their crops has increased, according to them. Nichula gewog […]

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‘I live by integrity, empathy, compassion and excellence’

A young women leader, Eleanor Rosa Pinugu from Philippines, co-founder and executive director of Mano Amiga Academy, a social enterprise focused on providing affordable high quality education to low-income communities, sustainable livelihood for disadvantaged women, and innovative education advocacy programs talks with Business Bhutan reporter Dechen Dolkar on women leadership. She is also co-founder and […]

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Goods and services price up by more than 2%

Inflation in food and non-alcoholic beverages shot up by 4.34% in November 2019 Rising food prices pushed the retail inflation in November last year to 2.34% from November 2018, states the recent National Statistical Bureau’s consumer price index (CPI) report. It shows that Bhutanese on an average paid 2.34% more for goods and services in […]

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Industrial Parks to be established by year end

A budget of Nu 1.5bn has been allocated for four industrial parks and these industrial estates would be established by the end of this year. Prime Minister Dr Lotay Tshering while meeting with the officials from the Department of Industry and Gross National Happiness Commission on Tuesday told them to complete the building infrastructure by […]

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Bhutanese pornography gains popularity in WeChat groups

It’s no secret that porn is everywhere, and now with it dominating WeChat app in particular, porn seems to be shooting up in popularity. However, there are no reported hard numbers to be found on the amount of Bhutanese porn clips being circulated especially in WeChat app. Computer pornography is a distribution of an obscene […]

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