Business not as usual in Wamrong town

Hotel and restaurants have been drastically affected after the new Gyalpoizhing-Nganglam highway opened to traffic in May last year Business of hotels and restaurants at Wamrong town in Trashigang has shrunk after the 77-kilometer Gyalpoizhing-Nganglam highway was opened to traffic in May last year. Restaurants and hotels in Wamrong that cater to public transport buses […]

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Third FDI policy revision to diversify and redistribute investments

Currently, a majority of FDI projects is concentrated in the hotel sector. The current government hopes to attract investments in small and medium industries by lowering the investment threshold. The government is currently in the process of revising the Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) Policy 2010 to make investment climate in the country more conducive and […]

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Overseas programs to be enhanced and continued: PM

Despite some overseas programs getting mired in lapses and controversy, Prime Minister Dr. Lotay Tshering maintained that overseas programs would be further enhanced and continued during the Friday Meet yesterday. “Overseas program packages will go on for the history of this nation and this is one of the ways to answer unemployment issue,” Lyonchhen said, […]

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Former Finance Minister involved in alleged encroachment of government land

The case pertains to a 10-decimal government land that the former finance minister allegedly converted into private ownership in 2001 Former Finance Minister Namgay Dorji is allegedly caught in a land grab case, with an Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) investigation confirming that he had converted a 10-decimal government land in Taba, Thimphu into his personal ownership. […]

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CST will take in 60 students for two new courses this year

The College of Science and Technology (CST) at Rinchending in Phuentsholing will be launching two new programs from the academic year 2019-20. The new four-year programs are the Bachelor of Engineering in Engineering Geology (EG) and Bachelor of Engineering in Instrumentation and Control Engineering (ICE). In Engineering Geology, students will be provided knowledge and skills […]

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Development partners assure support to Bhutan

The ability to get the plans and policies clear to the country’s development partners and get their assurance of support was the biggest achievement of the 14th Round Table Meeting (RTM), according to Prime Minister Dr. Lotay Tshering. During the Friday Meet yesterday, Lyonchhen explained that the RTM is not intended to get extra dollars […]

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Udzorong’s new bridge benefits villagers

Villagers say the bridge has reduced travel distance from Udzorong to Trashigang by more than 25kms Around 600 households of Udzorong gewog in Trashigang are literally reaping the benefits of the bailey suspension bridge over Drangmechu at Shing Phurtomo that opened to traffic in September last year. The 360ft long bridge connects Udzorong gewog of […]

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Fewer devotees from Tawang at Gomphu Kora Tshechu

The three-day annual Tshechu ends today Contrary to past years, the number of people attending the Gomphu Kora Tshechu in Trashiyangtse from Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh in India, has been decreasing each year. Earlier more than 300 visitors from Tawang, popularly known as dhaps, attended the Tshechu, but today the number has drastically gone down. Only […]

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Bhutan makes steady progress in human development since democracy inception

This is according to the fourth National Report launched last Tuesday As measured by various indexes and indicators, Bhutan has made steady progress in human development since democracy was introduced in 2008; implying that democracy provides an environment for people to flourish. This is according to the National Human Development Report (NHDR) titled ‘Ten Years […]

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