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    Bhutan – 87th freest economy

    Ranking: Bhutan was declared as the 87th freest economy among 157 countries and territories gauged by Fraser Institute, a Canadian public policy think tank.

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BCCI wants Enterprise Registration Bill redrafted

Calls it a duplication of existing licensing system

NC: The Bhutan Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI) has requested the National Council to delay discussions on the Enterprise Registration Bill and direct a competent authority to redraft the Bill in close consultation with the private sector.

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Falling boulders kill four

span style="color: #ff0000;">Death: Three men died on impact and another on the way to the hospital when falling boulders and landslide struck the army truck they were travelling in at Adagangchu, about 36km from Wangdue towards Trongsa on October 15.

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School agriculture programmes awarded on world food day


The Orong incident has taught schools some valuable lessons on the need to feed nutritious meals

Food: The decision Damphu Higher Secondary School took last year to convert 30 acres of barren land into cultivable land paid off when the school received an award for the best agriculture farm yesterday during the World Food Day celebrations.

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60th Birth Anniversary celebrations from November 9-11


A host of activities have been planned for the three days of celebrations and festivities

Celebration: The entire country will observe three days of celebrations and festivities beginning November 9 and culminating on the 11th for the 60th Birth Anniversary Celebrations of His Majesty the Fourth Druk Gyalpo, it was announced at a press conference on Thursday.

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A man who brought Bhutan to the Western readers passes away

AnthonyObituary: We normally give credit only to the author of the book and overlook the work of the publisher. Yet, it is often the publisher who makes a substantial difference in how the book looks, the content flows, and in the overall ranking of the book and its subject in the eyes of the readers.

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Reviving the tantric teachings of Hevajra

Ngagdra Dorji Choegar institute offers major tantric studies of Vajrayana Buddhism

Religion: The first tantric institute in the country, which will soon be ready with proper classrooms and hostels, is expected to revive the Hevajra tantra, an advance teaching and practice of understanding the nature of mind.

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Works on Bamridrang bridge resumes


Two flashfloods delayed works that started in 2008, says contractor

Infrastructure: Much to the relief of the motorists along the Trashigang- Samdrupjongkhar highway, works on the Bamridrang bridge has resumed and are in full swing Since October 1.

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NA drops Paro thromde issue

Opposition party out voted at the plenary meeting

Parliament: The plenary meeting of the National Assembly held on Wednesday rejected the petition from the local government of Paro to reconsider the Parliament’s decision on the thromde boundary.

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Community oppose quarrying in White-bellied heron habitat


The habitat is quarried for sand

Environment: Sand extraction from Bermu continues despite Berti community in Zhemgang repeatedly raising concern that the quarry activities is disturbing the feeding and roosting grounds of the critically endangered White-bellied Heron (ardea insignis).

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My Country, My Town

  • New use for old caps: While the bench may gain a longer innings, the butt may not feel so grateful Photo by Dorji Pelzang
  • Welcome, have a bite of maize while you wait: Be it ever so humble, there’s no place like home Photo by Sonam Jamtsho, Paro
  • Starting young: Pup showing signs of either potential to be, or previous life as, a sheepdog? Photo by Tashi Dawa, Tingtibi
  • Multitasking radish: Though if to be eaten later, one hopes that’s ara and not kerosene in the jerry can. Photo by Bidur Rai