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Access to financial capital a major impediment to women in business

Businesswomen in Micro and Small Enterprises (MSEs) face challenges in access to finance, lack of business premises, growing informal competitions, lack of business skills, labour shortage, and tax rates, among others, a study by National Statistics Bureau states. The sample size for the survey was determined by using target population …

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Study finds positive impact of ecotourism on local communities

The income generated from the home stays and campsites in the country have helped improve family income, conservation of the environment, tradition and culture, according to an evaluation on ecotourism. The evaluation by the Gross National Happiness Commission in April this year was carried out to assess ecotourism impact on …

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Art exhibitions open at RTA

The exhibition features work by inmates of Jaipur Central Jail

In the run up to the upcoming Mountain Echoes Literary Festival, two art exhibitions — ‘Colours of Nature by Green Pigment’ and ‘Tree of life: The Tree of Immortality’ will open today at the Royal Textile Academy (RTA) until August 25. The exhibition will open from 9:00am till 5:00 in …

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Trongsa drayang owner charged for child abuse

The Office of the Attorney General (OAG) charged a 36-year-old man from Kuengarabten in Trongsa for child abuse earlier this month after police forwarded them the case of a drayang owner employing a minor. The case surfaced in June this year after the drayang owner lodged a complaint against the kidu officer in Trongsa for an alleged …

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The mood

With all parties prepped to hit the campaign trail, the upcoming elections are expected to be an interesting episode in the country’s democratic process. It is projected to be a closely contested election with two parties having served their terms in parliament and the other two not yet being given …

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DPT submits Letter of Intent

DPT members submit the LoI to the ECB yesterday afternoon

Druk Phuensum Tshogpa (DPT) submitted Letter of Intent (LoI) to Election Commission of Bhutan (ECB) yesterday to participate in the upcoming elections to the National Assembly.  Among the four political parties, DPT was the last to submit LoI.  LoI was filed as per section 198 of the election Act, which …

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PDP submits Letter of Intent

Members of PDP submit the LoI to the ECB yesterday to contest the primary elections

The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) submitted its letter of intent to the Election Commission of Bhutan (ECB) yesterday, to secure a berth in the primary round of election on September 15. “We are humbled and honored to have been able to participate in the third election,” the party president Tshering …

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Widened road benefits Karmaling and Nichula gewogs

A bolero pickup drives through the improved road in Jigmethang

The widened 8.75kms road that connects Lhamoizingkha to the 80.5kms Lhamoizingkha-Dagapela road at Dalbari has benefited people of Karmaling and Nichula at large. The residents of Karmaling and Nichula gewogs use the road to come to the drungkhag office and Lhamoizingkha town. This road had never seen formal maintenance in …

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Attracting companies a challenge for TechPark

The major challenge facing Thimphu TechPark Limited (TTPL) is attracting new Information Technology (IT) and IT-enabled service companies to establish their branch offices at the Park, according to the TTPL’s annual report 2017. Other challenges include retention of companies and reliability and speed of the Internet. With the development of …

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Bhutan yet to register a medal at the Asian Games 

Bhutanese recurve archers qualify for the elimination round of the games 

Bhutanese ace recurve archer, Karma, is placed 54th from a total of 68 recurve women archers competing at the 18th Asian Games in Jakarta, Indonesia. During the ranking round that was held yesterday at the Gelora Bung Karno archery range in Jakarta, Karma made a total of 587 points in …

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