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Bhutan drops to 81st position in ease of doing business 

Bhutan’s ranking on ease of doing business has been slipping for the last three years despite reforms and the former government’s pledge to take the country’s ranking to the top 50. The World Bank’s ease of doing business report, 2019, which compares business regulation for domestic firms in 190 economies, placed Bhutan in the 81st position, down from 73 in 2018.

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His Majesty The King at the Army Raising Day celebrations of the Royal Bhutan Army in Tencholing, Wangduephodrang in 2009. Kuensel joins the nation in commemorating His Majesty The King’s coronation day.

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DNT to announce ministerial portfolios soon 

A mid speculations on the new Cabinet, Druk Nyamrup Tshoga (DNT) is expected to reveal the names of probable ministers in its government soon. DNT’s spokesperson Dr Tandi Dorji told Kuensel that the party has identified ministerial nominees for all the ministries and that the names would be announced either today or tomorrow.

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Celebrating life in the highlands

The fest brings together the nomadic communities of 10 dzongkhags

Soon after the poll day, Kinley Zam and her husband from Lunana left for Koina, the point where the road to Laya ends. They reached Koina in three days. Others take at least seven days on foot. The next day, they ran to Laya, as participants of the Laya Run, a gruesome 25-kms run through trails, which see more horses than man. A snowfall the earlier night had worsened the trail.

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Domestic credit at 107.8B

Financial institutions in the country lent Nu 107.8B in the domestic market as of June this year. The economy saw domestic credit swell by Nu 12B in a span of 12 months. In June last year, the cumulative figure of domestic credit stood at Nu 95B.

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