Thursday , January 19 2017
  • REDCL likely to increase rural lending

    Fund: The Rural Enterprise Development Corporation Ltd (REDCL) is likely to increase its rural lending limit to Nu 500,000 from Nu 100,000. REDCL announced this on January 16 during the ongoing ninth Local Government Chairpersons’ Conference (LGCC) in Phuentsholing.

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Favouritism, nepotism, most prevalent forms of corruption in Bhutan

National Corruption Barometer Survey (NCBS) conducted by the Bhutan Transparency Initiative (BTI) launched yesterday
Corruption: Favouritism and nepotism in recruitment, promotion and transfer are the most prevalent forms of corruption in the country. This is followed by misuse of public funds and facilities, and the deliberate delaying of decisions with corrupt motives.

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Chillies seized in Gelephu

A BAFRA official dumps the chillies

Seizure: The Bhutan Agriculture and Food Regulatory Authority (BAFRA)  in Gelephu seized at least 65kgs of illegally imported chillies from five vegetables vendors in Gelephu on December 20.

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From oranges to ginger

Norbugang decides to leave oranges for a crop that requires less work Agriculture: With their orange trees deteriorating every year and with no hope of reviving a once lucrative occupation, many farmers in Norbugang gewog in Nganglam are slowly shifting towards ginger cultivation.

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Constant parental control needed to address rising youth crime: Police chief

Newly appointed police chief Colonel Chimi Dorji spoke to Kuensel’s Tashi Dema on his plans and the future of the RBP Q&A: What are some of your goals as police chief?  The dream and aspiration of every Chief of Police is to take the RBP to a higher platform. Mine is no different. Even though we are at a fairly comfortable level of professionalism, we still need to walk an extra mile to be one step ahead of the criminals. My goal as the police chief is to clear the obstacles on that extra mile.

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The rising burden of cancer

Cancers of the head and neck topped the list of referral cases to India

Health: The steady increase in cancer cases in the country is fast emerging as a major burden on the health ministry’s coffer.

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Bhutan’s parks in good state

Environment: Bhutan’s forest cover as of 2016 is 70.59 percent and the protected areas in Bhutan are well managed, the first ever status report on Bhutan’s 10 wildlife parks and the Royal Botanical Park in Lamperi reveals.

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My Country, My Town

My Country, My Town