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Re-export of fuel on the rise

The trend is attributed to Indian vehicles fuelling at the border towns 

Fuel: The increasing number of vehicles imported may have fueled the fuel imports, but nearly 20 percent of petrol and 6.5 percent of diesel on average were re-exported in the last five years.

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What the cordyceps unearthed in Laya

Amid unprecedented development, the remote community is experiencing challenges earlier unfathomed

Livelihood: Laden with loads, mules meander up the barren barley fields through a cluster of traditional houses, inching closer to their destination for the day. A trail of dust rises behind them in the late autumn sun as their bells echo from the snow clad mountains.

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Convert BOiC into a state owned enterprise: OAG

The option to merge it with BDBL is questionable while a decision on its legality would be announced soon

BOiC: A decision on the issue of legality surrounding the controversial Business Opportunity and information Centre (BOiC) will be reached soon, finance minister Namgay Dorji said.

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Sexual depiction of children a crime: RBP

Warns of stringent action if found distributing offensive videos and photographs 

Crime: Following the recent circulation of obscene videos and photographs of children on the popular mobile application, WeChat and social media sites, the Royal Bhutan Police (RBP) has appealed people to not distribute such contents.

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Wind turbines to spin on National Day

The 600KW wind power project is expected to earn about Nu 2.5M a year

Energy: The first wind turbines in the country will start whirling off power coinciding with the National Day celebrations in December this year. The two wind turbines in Rubesa, Wangdue will together produce 600-kilo watts (KW) of energy, enough to light up more than 100 village homes.

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GDP reaches Nu 119.5B

The tertiary sector is the highest contributor to GDP  

Economy: The expansion in GDP to Nu 119.5B last year, up from Nu 105B in the previous year was accompanied by a major structural shift in the economy.

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From the Alps to the Himalayas

A series of events are planned to celebrate 40 years of Helvetas-Bhutan relationship  

Helvetas: Forty years ago, a new page was turned in the Bhutan - Switzerland relationship. One of Bhutan’s oldest friends, Swiss industrialist Fritz von Schulthess, and chairman of the Swiss Foundation pro Bhutan felt the Bhutan Program needed better professional guidance and be given a secure long term financial foundation.

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Tigers on the prowl in Nubi gewog

At least one cow is reported killed everyday in the gewog

Wildlife: A tiger is reported to have killed two Swiss brown cows, a calf and a breeding bull in Semji village in Nubi, Trongsa and injured another three in Laozhong in the last five days sending fears among the villagers that it might attack humans next.

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