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Bhutan not good for doing business

December 07, 2009: Bhutan has performed bleak picture in the doing Ease of Business Report 2010 produced by the World Bank group. This is drop by two places compared to Doing Business 2009. Bhutan is ranked 126 in the survey of 183 countries to study the environment of ding business. Singapore tops the list while […]

Published on Dec 07 2009 // Main News

Bhutan faces tough questions in UPR session

December 04, 2009: With the presentation of its long awaited Human Rights Report, the UPR Session for Bhutan has formally ended this evening. The fact that might have surprised the RGOB delegates the Bhutanese refugees attended the government`s country report presentation for the first time in nearly two decades. But had the RGOB delegation suspected […]

Published on Dec 05 2009 // Main News

Parliamentarians question developments, border talks

December 04, 2009: The parliamentarians raised series of question with the Minister for Works and Human Settlement Yeshey Zimba regarding the construction of roads, bridges and others during the question hour session on Friday’s sitting of National Assembly. The member from Lhamozinkha Hemant Gurung asked on the government’s plan to construct road between Gesarling and […]

Published on Dec 04 2009 // Main News

New book on Bhutan Human Rights

December 03, 2009: On the eve of the Bhutan government presenting its first human right report at the Human Rights Council in Geneva, a new book has been published exclusively incorporating major incidents and trends of human rights violations in Bhutan. Written by I. P. Adhikari, preisdent of Association of Press Freedom Activists (APFA) Bhutan, […]

Published on Dec 03 2009 // Main News

Remittance increases at par with Diaspora

December 02, 2009: The year 2008 was certainly a turning point for enlarging the Bhutanese Diaspora, let we forget that refugees resettled from Nepal are not formally accepted as by the regime as Bhutanese. As this new democracy moves with shoes of the World Trade Organization (WTO) for global business and opening up doors for […]

Published on Dec 02 2009 // Main News

Celebration season in camps

November 29, 2009: The November end and first week of December, every year, turns out to be celebration season in Bhutanese refugee camps. There is a long list of days for celebration during this cold season. It has been the tradition and means to engage refugees not only to raise awareness but helping them get […]

Published on Nov 29 2009 // Main News

Korean delegation in country to assess Korea-funded project

November 27, 2009: A delegation of the Jinju National University (JNU) from South Korea is currently in the kingdom for updates on the Korea-funded projects in Trongsa. The Korean team during its visit in 2008 identified Samcholing under Drakten geog in Trongsa as a potential area for the expansion of green tea cultivation. After the […]

Published on Nov 27 2009 // Main News

Rupee use in Bhutan to be banned

November 21, 2009: The Royal Monetary Authority (RMA) has decided to call back all the Indian currency currently in circulation in Bhutan market. According to the decision, the India currencies will no more be circulated in Bhutan as in past. This is perhaps the strongest decision that the central money market regulator has taken in […]

Published on Nov 21 2009 // Main News

Bhutan least corrupted in South Asia

November 19, 2009: Bhutan has been rated as least corrupted in South Asia. According to the new report by Transparency International, Bhutan has been ranked 49th in the list of 180 countries. Bhutan is followed by India (84), Sri Lanka (97) Bangladesh and Pakistan (139) Nepal (143) and Afghanistan (179). Bhutan is ranked 10th least […]

Published on Nov 19 2009 // Main News

Devising bio-security strategies

November 17, 2009: The country that reserves at least 60 percent of its total land for forests has started serious debate on protecting bio-diversity in the changing climatic conditions. The two-day national consultation workshop on devising strategies for bio-security ended in Thimphu today. The workshop concentrated on extensive debate on Bio-security Policy of the Kingdom […]

Published on Nov 17 2009 // Main News