Tag Archives: Puran Gurung

STCBL’s focus is on Service Delivery: STCBL CEO

Q&A with Tshering Wangchuk, STCBL CEO By Puran Gurung Question 1: As the country’s main trading arm – what are some of your plans for State Trading Corporation Limited of Bhutan (STCBL) in the coming years? One focus that the STCBL will undertake over the next few years is setting up Fuel Retail Outlets (FPO) in the 20 Dzongkhags. Apart …

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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 Commission’s Annual Report (2020-2021) – 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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GOVERNMENT CEASE OPERATIONS OF DRAYANGS, OWNERS SEEK COMPENSATION AND EMPLOYEES SEEK JOB REPLACEMENT

Articulating the drayang businesses compromising norms and values, the government through an executive order ceases operations of all the drayangs in the country with immediate effect. This was done through a series of reviews and consultations for over a year, and the decision comes after research, meetings, and intense consultations with various stakeholders – it came to the validation ‘drayang …

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Setting new heights for education

In the effort to make our education system a holistic one, the government adopted a curriculum that aligned with a humanistic model, and together with it, new assessment criteria too. The new assessment criteria did not go well with many teachers, students and parents, many students will have to undergo the same class for another year but this does not …

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Penjore Penjore pleads ‘not guilty’

In his rebuttal, Penjore Penjore submitted to the court that the two charges that were dropped – official misconduct and failure to report crime is the main issue. Penjore Penjore also submitted for compensation for arresting and detaining him for 16 days in his rebuttal. This is regarding the ongoing defamation cases between a businessman Penjore Penjore and the Office …

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