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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

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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

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Indian consignments delayed due to confusion over exports

Most business communities in Phuentsholing are yet to receive consignments post-Goods and Services Tax (GST) imposition in India. For the past one and half months, no new consignments have reached the shops despite placing supply orders. Godowns are running empty with existing stocks being depleted. Grocery retailers who have been importing from

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BTFEC funds Nu 29mn for four projects

The Bhutan Trust Fund for Environment Conservation (BTFEC) signed grant agreements with Gross National Happiness Commission and grant recipients for four projects worth Nu 28.956mn yesterday. Under the grant scheme, projects undertaken are Samarzingkha agro-forestry project; building socio-ecological resilience: an adaptation to progressive climate change in Sakteng Wildlife Sanctuary; introducing environmental

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