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Is the economy overheating again?

More than four years since the temporary measures on loan and import restrictions were lifted in 2014, the country’s domestic credit has swelled by more than Nu 60B. Financial institutions in the country lent Nu 124B in the domestic market as of March this year. The economy saw domestic credit …

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Landfill overflowing before expected time

Wrappers, pet bottles, jute sacks, a damaged low-chair, jerry cans, lumps of sacks and plastic masses are strewn all over the place. The open landfill site at Riserboo is located at Mendrelgang, about 17 kilometres away from Damphu town. Even though the area including the mounting waste is drenched, flies …

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Transforming cottage and small scale industries

The Bhutan Economic Forum for Innovative Transformation (BEFIT) conference has ended, but the journey towards catalysing CSIs begins. A take away from the three-day conference is that Bhutan’s GNH-led philosophy of development is an appendage to place CSIs at the heart of an inclusive economy. Sustainable development is the global …

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Biodemocracy, balancing political and ecological democracy 

For many participants, who attended the daylong conference on biodemocracy and resilience in Thimphu yesterday, biodemocracy was a new term. Most of the 111 participants were new faces, comprising mostly of teachers. It was the chief guest, Speaker Wangchuk Namgyel, who defined biodemocracy as a balance between political and ecological …

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Dengue and Chikungunya outbreak in P/ling and Samtse

Phuentsholing General Hospital has reported of more than 100 cases of dengue fever until yesterday this month. The hospital saw most of the cases this week. Due to increased number of patients, the hospital had to keep extra trollies outside the emergency rooms to cater to those who couldn’t avail …

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Finding true Bhutanese narrative

The new History textbooks will be more in-depth and inclusive

Kuenden Boutique Hotel, Debsi, Thimphu: Silence amplifies the austerity of the room. It is a hot day that makes work and thinking laborious after lunch. A group of curriculum developers and writers are working on a framework that will inform and guide the writers of History textbooks for Classes VII …

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Spouses of armed force personnel to learn to prepare Kuwaiti cuisine

A total of 16 participants will attend the baking and cooking classes

As part of Project Hope activities, the spouse of Kuwait’s Charge d’ affaires to Bhutan, Abeer H.E.H Marafie, would help develop baking and cooking skills among the spouses of armed force personnel at the Vocational Skills Development Centre (VSDC) in Thimphu. To read more, please subscribe by registering at www.ekuensel.com

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MPs should do more homework: Speaker

With the conclusion of the first two sessions of parliament, the need for some parliamentarians to participate in the deliberations was visibly felt given the requirement of fair representation of all the constituencies. To read more, please subscribe by registering at www.ekuensel.com

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Dementia cases on the rise 

While anxiety and depression remain the most reported mental disorders in the country, hospitals have lately started seeing dementia cases. Dementia, according to World Health Organisation (WHO) is a syndrome, usually of a chronic or progressive nature, caused by a variety of brain illnesses that affect memory, thinking, behaviour and ability to …

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Road widening works damage irrigation canal

The land has been left fallow for almost four years

Road widening works few kilometers before reaching Trongsa from Bjeezam had damaged an irrigation canal forcing residents to leave their paddy fields fallow. Kinley Gyem from Sembji owns the paddy fields. To read more, please subscribe by registering at www.ekuensel.com

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