Exporters express the need to involve community in mining activities

Exporters who are engaged in the mining sector feel the importance of involving the community in mining activities in the country. This was evident when the Member of Parliament’s economic affairs committee met with the Exporters Association of Bhutan (BEA) and the Association of Bhutanese Industries for suggestion and feedbacks on the Mines and Minerals […]

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More journalists leave the industry

The media industry in Bhutan is facing challenges with journalists leaving their profession. The economics of market sustainability has tested journalists to the core. The attrition rate of journalists has been alarming though a study has not been done. Various reasons like pursuit for greener pasture, work load, family problems, no career progression and sometimes […]

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15 e-commerce licenses issued in the capital

With the rapid growth of internet connectivity, online business has become rampant over the years. E-commerce refers to transactions of goods or services through the internet, mobile devices or other information networks. In Thimphu, there are 15 licenses for e-commerce businesses so far. However, there are no applicants for e-commerce business from other regions so […]

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REC to change history text books for classes VII-XII

Prompted by the fact that Bhutan History textbooks for classes VII to XII are riddled with grammatical and factual errors plus redundancy, and have not been revised for the past two decades, a major curriculum reform is in the offing. To resolve the issue, a team from the Royal Education Council (REC) is working ona […]

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Residents hope for development with Kholongchu colony construction

Though pre-construction work at the Kholongchu Hydro Energy Limited (KHEL) project is completed, Trashiyangtse residents are worried that there are no signs of any major activities. Some residents said they had high expectations from the project but in the last four years, there are no signs of any development. However, residents in Yangtse said that […]

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Karuna shelter: A home for ill, injured and abandoned dogs

An overwhelming smell of urine and scabbed dogs greet you as you enter the iron gate of the Karuna shelter, home for dogs located near the landfill site at Saa-Tshalu, some 3km from Trashigang town. The dogs seem friendly, at least friendlier than the stray dogs that prowl the streets. But most of them are […]

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