Fiscal incentives likely to affect revenue growth

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Budget: The delay in commissioning of hydropower projects, free rural electricity, tax exemption for small businesses and other fiscal incentives are likely to upset the country’s revenue target.

Investing in teachers critical

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We must invest in teachers. Skilled and happy teachers will make all the difference in the system and in the lives of our children. Investing in our teachers is at the heart of the enterprise that may be called nation-building.

NC introduces Bhutan Red Cross bill

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NC: The National Council introduced and deliberated the second non-governmental bill, the Bhutan Red Cross Society bill yesterday.

Her Majesty inaugurates Wheelchair Accessibility Adaptation at Centenary Park

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Initiative:  Her Majesty The Gyaltsuen graced a ceremony to unveil the Wheelchair Accessibility Adaptation of the Centenary Park. The adaptation is part of an initiative to make public spaces accessible to people with disabilities, upon the Royal Command of Her Majesty The Gyaltsuen.

Initiative to save wetland

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Environment: Her Majesty The Gyaltsuen inaugurated the Thimphu Eco Park during the World Environment Day celebrations yesterday.

Investing to better teachers

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The govt. aims to make 70 percent of teachers happy with their profession by next year 

Education: The education ministry is working on developing the skills of teachers and increasing their job happiness, it was pointed out during the 24th meet-the-press.

Bhutan among fastest growing economies: IMF

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Economy: The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has forecasted Bhutan to be the third fastest growing economy in the world for two consecutive years.

Vocational skills development centre inaugurated

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Inauguration: Her Royal Highness Princess Chimi Yangzom Wangchuck inaugurated the Vocational Skills Development Centre for spouses of the Armed Force personnel, at Dechencholing.

Second flower exhibition draws large numbers of visitors

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Environment: Against the scenic backdrop of Paro Rinpung Dzong and the iconic Ta Dzong, the second Royal Bhutan Flower exhibition began on June 4.

Most in favour of conserving wetland in Punakha

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Development: Conserving wetland was one of the main highlights of the draft structural plan for the dzongkhag’s thromde, presented to the people on June 4 at Punakha high school.

A small but significant shift

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A youth group will assume the cleaning responsibilities for two neighbourhoods in Thimphu city.

The thromde has contracted out the responsibility to the Youth Social Service Centre, which is composed of 22 members.

Thromde outsources waste collection of city’s north zone

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Waste: Bhutan Hospitality and Cleaning Services has been contracted to collect and dispose waste from Thimphu thromde’s north zone from this month. The contract for five years was signed on May 31.

Jomotsangkha hopes to benefit with township development

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Township: The people of Jomotsangkha could not have been happy when the dzongkhag tshogdu endorsed Samdrupcholing as Samdrupjongkhar’s yenlag (satellite) thromde earlier this year. But with developmental activities going on in the town, the locals are hopeful that benefits of township development could reach them as well.