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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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Bhutan brings home two bronze and a gold

Thinley Dorji beat 11 competitors in the 182cm athletic physique to win gold at the ninth World Bodybuilding and Physique Sports Championships at Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia yesterday. Thinley Dorji, who is a former gold medalist of Asian Championship and one of the top five contenders of world athletic physique last year, …

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Energy trade quandary

Although hydropower, which is supposedly the clean energy, is the country’s major energy resource, it’s spending on dirty energy such as fossil fuel is negating the hydropower revenue. While the electricity sector is the leading contributor to growth of the economy – its share to GDP accounts for 13.38 percent of the total GDP in 2016 – transport sector is completely dependent on fossil fuels. And this sector is growing rapidly.

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Most NC members intend re-contest

With just about four months remaining for the election commission to roll out the election schedule for the third National Council (NC), 14 incumbent members have confirmed that they would re-contest in 2018 election.

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His Majesty The King grants Dassain Tikka

His Majesty The King granted Dassain Tikka and blessings to members of the Hindu community gathered at the Lingkana Palace today. A representative each from the sixty gewogs of Samtse, Sarpang, Dagana, Samdrup Jongkhar, Chukha, and Tsirang, were joined by other representatives of the Hindu community including the Hindu Dharma Samudaya.

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