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Eight youth claim of being conned in Siliguri 

About eight youth have returned home from Siliguri, India after they realised that the jobs offered to them were a scam. Sonam (name changed), who has completed her class 10 thought her life would change for better after an unknown person she met on Facebook promised her a job in …

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Earn and learn programme under review

The 26-year-old female student undergoing medication in Japan has improved according to an official from Bhutan Employment Overseas (BEO). After she was admitted for Meningitis Tuberculosis at Fukuoka City’s East Medical Centre, BEO’s Managing Director (MD) Jurmey Tshewang along with the patient’s younger brother visited her. “After staying with the …

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Timber demand exerts pressure on forests

With increasing number of constructions across the country, records with the forestry department show a rising demand for timber over the years exerting more pressure on the state forests. In the 11th Plan, an average of 10.89 million cubic feet (Cft) of timber were supplied every year. Of that, 7.88 million Cft were from the state reserve forest, 2.29 from the forest management units, 0.17 from wildlife sanctuaries, 0.11 from community forests, 0.03 from private forests, and another 0.42 from registered private forests.

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681 PSL loan applications received

While applicants in the dzongkhags are waiting for the banks to release the loans, the priority sector-lending scheme (PSL) is gaining momentum, the second quarter report of the Royal Monetary Authority (RMA) claims. A total of 681 applications were received, as of June end, of which 78 percent were agriculture …

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DPT on a mission to woo the south

Pema Gyamtsho campaigns in Dagana

After confirming its candidates, Druk Phuensum Tshogpa (DPT) kicked off its campaign for the general election meeting with the business representatives in Thimphu on September 22. The following day, the party president Pema Gyamtsho (PhD) sought blessings from the Machhen Lhakhang in Punakha dzong and headed to campaign in Dagana. …

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