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Zebra crossing campaign instills etiquette on the road

The campaign to sensitize road users on zebra crossings will continue, say police 

Traffic: An old man and a young monk wait at a zebra crossing to get over the other side of the road. A driver stops his car. He waits for the duo to cross the road. The little monk nervously gestures the driver to go. The driver smiles and lets them cross the zebra crossing first.

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Ease of Doing Business rank dropped, not jumped

Change in methodology jacked up Bhutan’s ranking by 54 places

Ranking: Bhutan has actually dropped by one place on the Ease of Doing Business index, from 70 in the previous year to 71.

While it was believed that the country leapt 54 places, from 125 to 71 in a year’s time, the World Bank implemented a change in methodology of assessing the economies because of which last year’s rank of 125 was changed to 70.

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Council drops Enterprise Registration Bill

Proposed Assembly to do the same, and redo it

NC: The National Council did not deliberate the Enterprise Registration Bill of Bhutan 2015 that the Economic affairs minister Norbu Wangchuk introduced in the house yesterday.

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Indian ministers call on Lyonchoen

Visit: India’s home minister Rajnath Singh and the state minister of commerce and industry, Nirmala Sitharaman called on lyonchoen Tshering Tobgay yesterday evening in New Delhi, India.

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Tourist arrivals up in Panbang

… but the lack of an immigration office there is hindering further growth potential 

Tourism: The remote community of Pangbang in Zhemgang eyes big from tourism as the dungkhag sees an increasing number of tourists by the year since it opened its doors in 2011.

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Gup accused of corruption in construction of farm road

The gup has countered that the allegations are based on personal grounds 

Roads: A resident of Ula village in Rubesa gewog, Wangdue has alleged that the gewog’s gup is involved in corrupt practices and has purposefully halted the ongoing farm road construction to Ula.

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Phongmey farmers demand separate RNR centre

The one in the gewog, they say cannot cater to all

Agriculture: Given the distance from the gewog center, villagers of three chiwogs of Yabrang, Phimsong and Thongrong under Phongmey gewog want a separate Renewal Natural Resource (RNR) extension center at Yabrang.

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Central school concept questioned

While agreeing that the idea is good, members were not satisfied with certain issues and the education minister's responses 

Education: In response to a question raised by the Kengkhar-Weringla MP, Rinzin Jamtsho, education minister, Mingbo Dukpa, agreed that central schools are irregularly distributed, at the National Assembly session, yesterday.

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