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Almost done: To complete the construction of the 154-feet tall giant Guru Nangsey Zilneon statue in Takila, Lhuentse by September this year, the project still needs about Nu 100 million.     

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Six sports scholarship at RTC

MoU: Six sports scholarship are on offer at the Royal Thimphu College (RTC) following a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signing between the Bhutan Olympic Committee (BOC) and the college yesterday. The scholarship is divided into three categories- two each for football and basketball and two in the open category (other …

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As rare as choeps

If the Sheep year is not good, finding choeps to conduct rituals is difficult Ritual: It is seven in the morning in Jungshina, Thimphu.  Sonam Deki, 53, has duties to assign to her husband, son, and son-in-law.  They will have to go to Babesa, Taba and Changidaphu to pick up …

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Hope for bone marrow failure patients

The patient referral guideline 2008 will be amended to include them as well Health: In a move that would help many patients, the national referral hospital in Thimphu will refer patients for bone marrow transplant, by amending the patient referral guideline of 2008. Today, the hospital supports only kidney transplant …

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200 B.Ed graduates employed at last

After being declared surplus by RCSC, their long wait for employment is finally over Teachers: The ministry of education will hand over appointment orders to 200 B.Ed graduates today.  The teacher graduates, who were not taken into the civil service by the Royal Civil Service Commission (RCSC), have been appointed …

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Opposition reiterates its stand

Namely that the Cabinet did not follow due process in its ‘surrender’ of the secretaries Controversy: In the ongoing saga of the three reassigned government secretaries, the opposition yesterday slammed the government for being reckless and misleading and accusing them of attacking the Royal Civil Service Commission (RCSC) for its …

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Mopping up excess liquidity

Through more economic activities will the govt. endeavour to create demand for loans Banking: The government wants to create demand for loans by increasing economic activities, if there is excess liquidity in the financial system.  The statement comes in the backdrop of banks claiming that they are holding cash above …

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Consumer price registers 6.26 percent inflation

The corresponding figure for producer price index was 1.66 percent NSB: The price of goods and services increased by 6.26 percent between January last year to January this year as measured by consumer price index (CPI). However from producer  price index (PPI), the country registered an inflation of 1.66 percent …

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Twelve trekking routes to be revived

This despite (or maybe because) only 7 out of every 100 tourists opt to trek in Bhutan Tourism: Contrary to the earlier statement, Tourism Council of Bhutan (TCB) officials, yesterday, said works are on to revive 12 trekking routes, mostly in the east, as announced by the prime minister last …

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Eyes on the consultancy business

Consultancy is a lucrative business anywhere in the world.  At home too, it has already become an industry.  From development work related consultancy about a decade ago to now service centric, the industry is booming. And like many lucrative ventures, it also raises many questions.  One thriving such consultancy is …

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