Dasho Pema Wangchuk passes away

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Obituary: Dasho Pema Wangchuk, 77, passed away on November 17. Dasho was conferred red scarf in 1972 by His Majesty the Third King.

Bumper orange harvest in Zhemgang

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Agriculture: With yields unusually high, orange orchard owners in Zhemgang enjoyed a bumper harvest this year.

Rinzin, 58, from Tshanglajong, said incomes from oranges tripled this year.

Opposition questions Govt. on Code of Conduct

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Following the signing of MoUs with local shoe and socks manufacturing firms

Assembly: The opposition party questioned the government on if the education minister Norbu Wangchuk had breached the Code of Conduct by signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with local shoe and socks manufacturers in September this year.

INR 827M deposited as of Nov 15

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Shift of deadline to November 30 will leave less room for misuse: RMA
Currency: Since the demonitisation of INR 500 and 1,000 notes by the Indian government, as of November 15, a total of INR 827M high-denomination notes have been collected from the Bhutanese public.

Exports hit by demonitisation

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Trade: Farmers and exporters in Phuentsholing are taking a hit as a result of the demonitisation of INR 500 and 1,000 notes which has led to cardamom and potato sales dropping drastically.

Rape, suicide and abortion, a national concern: NA

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Separate postings of married civil servant couples also discussed
Assembly: Deeming rape, suicide and abortion a growing national concern, the National Assembly (NA) recommended that the government initiate a comprehensive research pertaining to these social ills.

Design thinking for public sector innovation

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Workshop: ‘Design thinking’ a concept that emphasises a human-centred way of solving problems within an office, across agencies and ministries will soon be introduced in the civil service and later, in various agencies.

Bhutan observes World Prematurity Day

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Events: Preterm deaths are still a challenge that the health sector in the country faces today.

Education system needs to foster entrepreneurship

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Employment: For most Bhutanese graduates and jobseekers, becoming an entrepreneur may not be an enticing career to pursue. The concept of entrepreneurship in Bhutan was realised only very recently, failing to attract more takers.

Bossing or messing around too much?

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Institutional cleanliness is the strength of a leader. If the truth is too naked, here it is. Everything depends on the courage of the leaders. That’s why they are the bosses.

NA accepts recommendations to improve detention centres

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Rights: An increasing number of detainees every year is leading to overcrowding in detention centres, which deteriorates the centre’s condition, according to the National Assembly’s Human Rights Committee (HRC).
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Ambassador Sonam T Rabgye presented his credentials to President…

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The State Trading Corporation of Bhutan launched the Toyota…