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Incubation period of two years less at startup centre, say entrepreneurs

Puran Gurung Self-employment is a relatively new career path in the country โ€“ the government is facilitating necessary linkages congenial for their survival and growth through the countryโ€™s only startup centre, many say two yearsโ€™ incubation period is too less to do something substantial. According to the entrepreneurs, the incubation period of two years is less for them because it …

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Asia Economic Dialogue: Resilient Global Growth in a Post-Pandemic World

Puran Gurung Talking at the Asia Economic Dialogue (2022) on February 23, Finance Minister Namgay Tshering spoke on governmentโ€™s response at public health and economy aspects during the COVID-19 crisis. For this year, the Asia Economic Dialogue 2022 was hosted around the theme โ€œResilient Global Growth in a Post-Pandemic Worldโ€. As a landlocked country, Bhutan did not experience a full-blown …

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Difficult times, difficult decisions

Many are on a constant seeking business โ€“ when does this thing happen, what is next, who is responsible, how will we do it, so on and so forth. Sometimes, the answer is within. If not, we need to practice waiting for it. This is a difficult time and difficult times always call for difficult decisions and those decisions must …

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About 80 infants contract the virus, all are doing well: TAG member

โ€ฆunvaccinated children are the main concern Puran Gurung Amid the surging cases โ€“ and the caution by the Ministry of Health on the higher transmissibility rate for the infants, and children, the country registered about 74 one-year-old and 13 less than one-month-old infants contracting the virus, and altogether, there are about 500 children below the age of 12 contracting the …

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Bhutan Pavilion at World Expo 2021 – โ€˜meaningful, unique, extraordinary and insightfulโ€™

Puran Gurung At the World Expo 2021 in Dubai that is set to end by April, Bhutanโ€™s pavilion โ€˜Land of Happiness and Opportunitiesโ€™ at the Opportunity District, the international community of 192 countries are phrasing it as โ€˜meaningful, unique, extraordinary and insightfulโ€™, says Tourism Council of Bhutanโ€™s Director General, Dorji Dhradhul.Bhutan Pavilion at Opportunity District showcases Architecture, Arts and Culture, …

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Essential supply transporters face problems in Sorchen

…even business operators appealed to the taskforce Puran Gurung The transporters of essential supplies and restaurant operators at Sorchen are in a difficult situation, and the relevant authorities are yet to give them a definite solution to the problem raised by concerned parties. More than 100 transporters ferrying essential supplies to the rest of the country from Phuentsholing particularly Sorchen …

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165 victims of trafficking receive skilling and psychosocial support

By Sangay Choden In line with the standard operating procedure on multi-sectoral response to trafficking inperson, 165 victims of trafficking were referred to National Commission for Women andChildren (NCWC) for psychosocial support. Earlier in 2020, under His Majestyโ€™s Command, the government rescued 184 women fromthe Middle East โ€“ the government provided livelihood training, medical examination, shelterservices, and other necessities to …

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Economy has regressed by 10.08 percent in 2020: Opposition Leader

By Puran Gurung/ Thimphu In light of various economic growth rate figures reflected by the government and other relevant agencies, the opposition party claim that the economy of the country has regressed by 10.08 percent in 2020. The Opposition Leader, Dorji Wangdi points that the economic growth figure of 2021 is not ready. Talking about economic growth of 2020, the …

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Gewog Administrations tops complaints leading to investigation: ACC report

By Puran Gurung In Anti-Corruption Commissionโ€™s Annual Report (2020-2021) โ€“ the commission registered highest complaints against gewog administrations that qualified for investigation. ACC reported that the commission in terms of agency, it received highest complaints against gewog administration with 15 complaints, followed by 10 complaints against ministries and then nine complaints against corporations. There were four complaints against Thromdes and …

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