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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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Action starts to tackle NCDs

A five-year multi sectorial action plan will address the major risk factors of non-communicable diseases in the country 

Plan: Accounting for 53 percent of all deaths in the country, non-communicable diseases (NCDs) have today surpassed the burden of infectious illnesses to become Bhutan’s biggest health challenge.

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Hitting where it hurts the most?

Private sector already sees the draft domestic electricity policy as a stumbling block 

Policy: Juxtaposing the government’s drive to promote rural economy, should the draft domestic electricity policy materialize, it would impede the growth of cottage, small and medium industries in rural areas.

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Rural homes to gain more from domestic tariff policy

The draft policy is expected to iron out the conflicting objectives of the electricity Act 

Electricity: If the draft domestic electricity tariff is any indication of benefiting the domestic consumers, then rural domestic households are likely to enjoy additional subsidy on their free electricity.

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Health Walk raises Nu 11.6M

About 2,000 volunteers participated in the walk to promote healthy lifestyle 

BHTF: The annual health walk in Thimphu yesterday collected about Nu 11.6  million (M) from Bhutanese and foreign donors towards the Bhutan Health Trust Fund (BHTF), which supports in financing the supply of essential drugs and vaccines in the country.

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