Monday , September 26 2016
  • An unwelcome credit growth

    Economy: While the country’s credit market is concentrated in housing and personal consumption, a few sectors are starving for credit.

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ACC implicates 296 in ATM card and tax evasion rackets

Corruption: The Phuentsholing dungkhag court, which is already dealing with more than 40 cases of tax evasion and fronting, is expected to be flooded with another 274 cases related to the Automated Teller Machine (ATM) card racket and 22 cases of sales tax evasion.

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Gangtey-Phobji becomes third Ramsar site

Conservation: Around 975 hectares of wetland from the two gewogs of Gangtey and Phobjikha in Wangduephodrang, are now listed in the Ramsar List making it the third such site in the country and second in the dzongkhag.

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Price of cardamom falls in Dagana

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Farmers disappointed Agriculture:Hari Gurung, 36, from Tsendagang gewog in Dagana, who shifted to cultivating cardamom a few years back is disappointed with the price and  yield of his crop, this year.

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Who woos Tshekhar, Gonpa, wins

… the post of Bidung gup LG: When it comes to Bidung gewog in Trashigang, the chiwogs of Tshekhar and Gonpa, which are without gup candidates, will determine who wins the post of Bidung gup.

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Dawathang without tshogpa candidate

LG: Dawathang  (Dzongsar) chiwog of Tendu gewog in Samtse does not have a tshogpa candidate. The chiwog’s former tshogpa, Suraj Rai, is contesting for the gup post.

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Voters file complaint against former gup

LG: A group of people from Shompangkha gewog in Sarpang have filed a written complaint against the former gup to the dzongkhag dispute settlement committee for allegedly misusing power and public money.

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My Country, My Town

  • Nothing is safe nowadays: Still it’s hard to figure out what exactly is under lock and key here Photo by Tshering Doma, ICS, MoAF
  • Crate expectations: Either a bumper apple crop is expected or the harvest turned out to be below par Photo by Pema Tshering, RBG, Thimphu
  • Plastic in place of plants: The presence of this manmade material is all-pervasive on the planet Photo by Pema Tshering, RBG, Thimphu