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Medium and small industries affected without skilled labourers from India

The relaxation of lockdown has helped manufacturing units and industries in Sarpang bring in raw materials, but the firms are facing a shortage of hands to continue business

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COVID-19 will not affect Bhutan’s graduation from LDC: PM Tshering

The COVID-19-induced economic disruptions will not affect Bhutan’s plans to graduate from the club of the United Nations’ Least Developed Countries (LDC) in 2023, the prime minister said in an interview with Kuensel

Bhutan’s COVID-19 status so far so good: Health Minister

While the country’s COVID-19 tally has been increasing, there has been zero death

34 new HIV cases detected in six months in Bhutan

Heterosexual act or sexual intercourse with the opposite sex is the common mode of transmission among the 34 new Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) cases detected in the last six months

Education should change to suit labour market demands, says Bhutanese 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

Build Bhutan project comes with incentives for job seekers

In an attempt to meet the shortage of workers in the construction sector due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the labour ministry launched Build Bhutan Project (BBP) yesterday

New normal as schools re-open in Bhutan

Schools closed right after the first Covid-19 case in the country. When the schools re-opened yesterday for Class X and XII, students and school administrations saw and felt the new normal

Hoteliers express gratitude to Bhutan king

With the fiscal measures, especially the loan interest waiver, coming to an end on June 30, hotelier Kencho Lham was worried

Dark days for Bhutan's new hotels

It was the much-awaited day. After over two years of hard work, stress, numerous journeys to the border towns, banks and a few trips abroad, the property, a three-star hotel, was ready

Import of packaged and frozen meat allowed into Bhutan

Bhutan's Ministry of Agriculture and Forests (MoAF) has lifted the ban on import of processed and packaged meat, fish and dry fish except pork with effect from June 22

Mandatory 21-day quarantine keeps hotels afloat

With no alternatives, Bhutan's hoteliers are banking on the 21-day mandatory quarantine rule to keep their businesses afloat

What fate for Bhutanese returnees from the Middle East?

Not able to find jobs in the country, thousands of Bhutanese applied for the labour ministry’s overseas employment programme

Impact of COVID-19 on Bhutanese legislature

The fourth session of the Bhutanese National Assembly (NA), which otherwise would have been concluded by now, is expected to be convened right after summer to meet the constitutional mandate of having two sessions a year

e-Library portal in Bhutan begins with fanfare, remains unknown

Following the announcement of the Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi during his state visit to Bhutan in June, 2014 the e-Library portal was established in 49 schools and 12 colleges

Bhutan initiates inventory to record its rich medicinal plants

More than 50 years after traditional medicine was first integrated into the formal system of health care, Bhutan still lacks a database of its rich medicinal plants and herbs available in the wild

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