Labor agent proliferation heats up competition

   Steady increase in the numbers of Foreign Workers Recruitment Agents (FWRA) has fueled competition resulting in detriment of individual agent’s business. Steady increase in the numbers of Foreign Workers Recruitment Agents (FWRA) has fueled competition resulting in detriment of individual agent’s business. These labor recruitment agents were already up against bigger construction companies that […]

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Bhutan to host APA meeting first time

The Parliament will host the Asian Parliamentary Assembly (APA) committee meeting on social and cultural affairs for the first time in the country. The three-day meeting is scheduled from August 31 to September 2 at the Convention Center in Thimphu. Twenty Members of Parliament (MP) from APA will participate in the event. The Speaker of […]

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Corporatizing JDWNRH: Weigh the pros & cons

  A high-level committee has been ordered to look into and submit a proposal for the corporatization of the Jigme Dorji Wangchuck National Referral Hospital (JDWNRH). The opposition is claiming that this is unconstitutional because it supposedly goes against the constitutional mandate of providing free healthcare to all citizens. It also said the move will […]

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System failure causes 250 trucks to be stranded

  System failure at Jaigaon land customs office has prompted the Jaigaon Transporters Welfare Association (JTWA) to call a strike, leaving 250 Phuentsholing-bound trucks stranded for lack of customs clearance. The movement of vehicles was stopped since August 19 as the internet service from Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL), a state-owned telecommunication provider, has failed […]

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50-day drama festival kicks-off

As students from Lungtenzampa Middle Secondary School (LMSS) staged a drama about the life of Jetsun Milarepa, a deeply revered Tibetan saint on Thursday at Motithang Higher Secondary School, the audience broke into applause. Initiated by the Ministry of Education to promote holistic approach to education especially drama culture, a 50-day drama festival to be […]

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Rains affect Pasakha road condition

  With heavy rain hitting the southern belt, the condition of the 16km-road from Phuentsholing to Pasakha has deteriorated raising concerns from industrialists. The Bhalujhora Bridge has fallen down further across fault lines exacerbating the situation. The bridge which was being used by only light vehicles due to fragility issues is on verge of collapsing […]

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