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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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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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Tampering of voting machinery out of question: ECB

Every time elections draw closer, rumours go rife questioning the reliability of the voting machinery. Anonymous accounts on social media cite claims of tampering of electronic voting machines in the region and abroad.  The election commission officials said that with stringent measures in place such manipulations are impossible.  The Chief …

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ACC appeals to SC against HC’s decision

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) appealed to the Supreme Court yesterday after the High Court’s larger bench dismissed their appeal to pursue the DeSuung training fund embezzlement case on August 17.  High Court bench III acquitted two individuals in the embezzlement case earlier this month.  The prosecutor, Royal Bhutan Army, did …

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