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Teen swimmers gearing for swimming action at FINA Worlds

Puran Gurung A lone Bhutanese freestyle swimmer, also a Fédération Internationale de Natation (FINA) scholarship holder is all set for swimming action at Budapest starting June 18 to July 3. Representing Bhutan, the duo swimmer teens – 18-year-old Sangay Tenzin, and 17-year-old Kinley will compete at 19th edition of FINA World Championship 2022 in Budapest, Hungary. Sangay Tenzin compete for …

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Group street fights surface, battery cases rising

… some indicate that gangs are re-emerging in the country Yeshey Lhadon Small groups of youths involved in a street fight of about five individuals is a frequent encounter for the police force. The City’s Officer in Command (OC) of Thimphu, Gembo Penjor confirmed that there are no gang fights in the country, and the fights are mainly amongst groups, they are …

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Government sets fuel price without discussing with country’s PoL dealers

…PoL dealers suggest the government consider fixing the five per cent green tax (GT) Yeshey Lhadon To bring down the fuel price in the country, the government adopted a price-fixing-module – this, the Petroleum, Oils and Lubricants (PoL) dealers said it is a decision taken arbitrarily. PoL dealers were disheartened that the new pricing structure was released without discussing it …

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Government decides to wind-up gaydrung post

… The post started in 1960s. Puran Gurung To streamline public service delivery by stressing on professionalism, leadership and innovations in the local governance, the government decides to altogether wind-up the post of gaydrung (Gup’s clerk), a post synonymous to public service delivery, by coming month. Gaydrung’s job entails writing applications, dispatch works, and general office duties. This comes after …

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34 tourists to arrive in April

… The first large group to arrive in the country Puran Gurung On April 2, a group of 34 tourists will arrive in the country. This will be the first large group of tourists visiting the country after the lone 71-year-old Frances H Bak visited the country in August 2021. In this group of tourists, they are mostly American, and …

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Punakha Tshechu Observed

The annual Punakha Tshechu which started on March 12, despite observing extreme caution, was celebrated with equal gusto according to dzongkhag officials. However, the festival which is one of the biggest events in the dzongkhag’s annual calendar was performed without any public participation and only selective dances like the Zhana chham and the dance of the Pazaps were staged in …

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DCSI invites applications from Cottage and Small Industries in Production and Manufacturing and IT-enabled service sectors for launching new products under the CSI Development Flagship Program. Last date for application: April 15, 2022 To download the application, please visit the link: https://www.dcsi.gov.bt/…/03/new-CSI-product-launch.pdf www.dcsi.gov.bt

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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 – the government is facilitating necessary linkages congenial for their survival and growth through the country’s only startup centre, many say two years’ 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 government’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 “Resilient Global Growth in a Post-Pandemic World”. 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 – 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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