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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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Khanduphung looks forward to a rosy future …

… at the kickoff  of a long awaited farm road, whose construction has only just begun Development: It’s not just dust that’s in the Khanduphung village air.  The construction of a 2.7km farm road that will link Khanduphung to the gewog road is only in its fifth day, but optimism …

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Behavioural change key to tackling diarrhoea

A regional meet in Paro is looking into ways to alter hygiene attitudes Health: Diarrhoea continues to be a top 10 disease in Bhutan as a result of poor sanitation practices and, in particular, the poor state of toilets and associated facilities. This was pointed out at a regional meet …

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Picture story

Gelephu dungkhag court yesterday handed over six sack loads of controlled substances seized from smugglers since 2011 to the Bhutan Narcotic Control Agency.    

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Bhutan falls 12 places on press freedom ranking

But it is still the best in the region Report: Bhutan’s press freedom ranking fell by 12 places last year according to the latest World Press Freedom index, released last month. Bhutan was ranked 104 out of 180 countries with a score of 32.65 out of a possible 100, a …

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E-cars – Still few and far between

Until there is comparable infrastructure, they’ll be outnumbered by fuel driven vehicles  Transport: Despite the government’s quest to make Bhutan a hot spot for electric vehicles, for every electric car sold, there are about 100 fuel-powered cars hitting the roads in Bhutan today. In the last one-year, about 50 electric …

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Placement firms told to follow Australian immigration rules

VISA: The Department of Adult and Higher Education (DAHE) has notified all education consultancy and placement firms (ECPFs) to declare their involvement or assistance on visa applications that they forward to the Australian High Commission. Many Bhutanese have been paying up to Nu 15,000 for ECPFs to find them colleges …

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