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Education should change to suit labour market demands, says report 

The growth in employment opportunities fell behind the rise in the number of job seekers for years which was mainly due to the absence of an appropriate education system.

Another impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on hoteliers

As hotels lost businesses in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, one immediate step to cut cost was relieving staff on unpaid leave or slashing salary as high as by 50 percent.

Wamrong court hears alleged battery case

Wamrong drungkhag court conducted the miscellaneous hearing on alleged battery case yesterday.

Karma Rigzin recognised for fighting trafficking

In 2000, when Karma Rigzin decided to join the police force after graduation, her parents were upset. Her grandmother wept. It is a tough job meant for men, they tried to convince her. She could not be knuckled under.

One-stop service centre benefits Yangneer people

For the people of Yangneer in Trashigang, it used to take a whole day to avail a firewood permit because Renewable Natural Resources (RNR) office was located far away from the gewog centre.

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July 2, 2020

The Bank of Bhutan started it’s new Corporate Office in the capital yesterday in a simple ceremony involving BoB CEO and Thimphu branch employees. BoB CEO Dorji Kadin and BoB Director for Corporate for Corporate Affairs, Tshering Tenzin did the first transaction of cash withdrawl and deposit. Henceforth the bank will carry out all its operations from its new corporate office and have now surrendered the leased building at City Mall. 

Coinciding with the launch of BoB’s new Corporate Office, BoB also relocated two other branch offices in Thimphu that is BoB City branch previously located near Clock Tower ti top floor of Multi-level car parking near BOD and the other BoB Babesa branch prviously located near Ford showroom in Babesa to Samling plaza behind Xpress fitness/carwash at Babesa.

June 27, 2020

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Coinciding with the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking yesterday Bhutan Narcotics Control Authority launched a digital billboard at the Clock Tower Square, Thimphu. The billboard, BNCA officials said, would be used to raise awareness on the ill effects of neurotic drugs, psychotropic substance and tobacco, and tobacco products. The new logo for the authority and its biennial newsletter were also launched.

June 22, 2020

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Trongsa-Thimphu national highway is blocked at Tashiling for the second time this month after a flash flood washed away the temporary bridge on June 20. Hundreds of vehicles are stranded on both sides of the stream.   A bailey bridge is being built, which is expected to be completed by evening today. 

June 23, 2020

Residents of Changjiji have not received water since yesterday evening after its main supply line broke down. Thromde officials said the mainline from Dodena, Thimphu was dislocated due to heavy rain loosening soil underneath the pipe. Thromde’s plumber looking after the Changjiji, Ashish said that a temporary line is drawn from Wangchhu borewell nearby to supply water to residents until the pipeline is restored. 

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Sports

No foreign players this season in the Bhutan Premier League 


For the first time, Bhutan Premier League (BPL) will be played without international players due to the Covid-19 pandemic. 

Business

Budget targets 2 percent GDP growth

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Taking into consideration the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the economy, the government has set five fiscal policy targets, including containing the GDP growth at a minimum of 2 percent, in the fiscal year (FY) 2020-21.

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