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KGUMS to start MBBS programme

The Khesar Gyalpo University of Medical Sciences (KGUMS) will start an in country MBBS (Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery) programme to address issues faced by medical students who could not resume their studies in Sri Lanka after protests closed medical institutes except for one since May this year.

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GST stifles trade flow in P/ling

More than three months since the Goods and Services Tax (GST) was introduced in India, the anticipated benefit on the Bhutanese economy has not yet ensued. From delay in passing goods through the customs office across the border to not implementing the ‘exempt on third country transit cargo services’ announced recently, GST appears to have arrested trade, leaving little space for consumers to gain from.

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World Bank downscales growth projections

Slow progress and delay in the hydropower construction, demonetisation issue, and the introduction of goods and services tax (GST) in India is likely to disrupt Bhutan’s macroeconomic prospects and downscale economic growth projections.

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