NA adopts BIMSTEC convention

To cooperate in combating international terrorism, transnational organized crime and illicit drug trafficking, the National Assembly adopted the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) Convention. There are seven member states, including Bhutan, Bangladesh, Nepal, India, Sri Lanka, Myanmar and Thailand. The convention is to facilitate and strengthen collaboration and sharing […]

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MoU signed to develop human resources in cultural management

Acknowledging the need of local human resources development in the field of cultural heritage management, research and policy, the Department of Culture and Bhutan Nyo Foundation (BNF), a religious organization founded under Sumtrhang Chojee entered into an understanding to enhance manpower and professional expertise needed for the Department of Culture as an authority overlooking Bhutan’s […]

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Bhutan Space Week to be an annual event

The Department of Information Technology and Telecom (DITT), information and communications ministry (MoIC) will launch the Bhutan Space Week from February 17 to 23, in commemoration of the 40th birth anniversary of His Majesty the King. Hereafter, the space week would be an annual event.  “The space program in the country was started under the […]

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Govt. holds Public-Private Dialogue on GST

Following the government’s announcement to introduce Goods and Services Tax (GST) at 7% in the National Assembly, a Public-Private Dialogue on GST was held at the office of the Bhutan Chamber of Commerce & Industry (BCCI) yesterday afternoon. The meeting was attended by the Prime Minister, Finance Minister, parliamentarians, government officials and stakeholders from 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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OAG charges 11 individuals in Japan’s LEP case

The Office of Attorney General (OAG) forwarded the Japan’s Learn and Earn Program (LEP) case against the owner and a business partner of Bhutan Employment Overseas (BEO) along with nine other staffs to the district court yesterday. The OAG charged owner of BEO Jurmey Tshewang and his partner Tenzin Rigden for 697 counts of forgery […]

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