Thursday , May 26 2016
  • The paradox of interest rates

    RMA will issue reforms in the interest of both public and financial institutions
    Banking: With borrowers vying for a reduced lending rate and banks warning of a subsequent drop in deposit rates, the interest spread (difference in borrowing and lending rates), banks maintain, is in question.

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Latest News

Bhutanese man found dead in Bangkok

Police are tracing those suspected by Thai police to have been involved in the man’s death

Crime: The foreign ministry has sought a detailed report from the embassy in Bangkok on the discovery of the body of a Bhutanese man in Bangkok on April 3.

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Entertainment businesses urged to close on time

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Meeting: At a meeting with owners of more than 100 bars, discotheques, drayangs and karaokes yesterday, Chief of Police Brigadier Kipchu Namgyel urged the owners of entertainment businesses to abide by Bhutan InfoComm and Media Authority’s (BICMA) regulations.

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Need for regional tourism to be managed more efficiently

… this was the consensus among both Bhutanese and Indian participants at a tourism seminar that concluded yesterday

Tourism: There is huge potential in connecting Bhutan and North East India as a high-end tourist destination given the commonalities and proximity.

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Villager group grows medicinal plant

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Income: Thirty villagers of Deptsang in Lauri, Samdrupjongkhar have planted a local herb called thoksam. If the plant grows well, the people of Deptsang will be able to make some income.

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Fighting diabetes

A monk of Rinpung rabdey briefed on NCDs at the health screening yesterday (Photo courtesy : health promotion division)

 From 12,133 cases in 2013, it increased to 19,034 in 2015 Health: As Bhutan joined the international community to observe the World Health Day yesterday, it was another moment to reflect upon the rising burden of non-communicable diseases (NCDs).

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Only four gewog centre roads blacktopped so far

The govt. has 2.5 years to meet its target of blacktopping 110 more gewog centre roads  Connectivity: Only four gewog centre roads have been blacktopped so far despite the government targeting to blacktop roads to 201 gewogs by the end of 11th Plan.

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Man robbed off USD 8,000

Crime: Thimphu police detained a 26 year-old man from Lhuentse for larceny and deception after he robbed a person of USD 8,000 on April 1.

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My Country, My Town

  • From head to bed: A helmet finds an afterlife as a pot for a flowering plant. Photo by Sonam Wangdi, GAO, Dewathang
  • Dog’s best friend: It’s not often one sees a municipal garbage truck with just one dog in attendance. Photo by Ezoo Kee
    Dog’s best friend: It’s not often one sees a municipal garbage truck with just one dog in attendance. Photo by Ezoo Kee
  • Hanging by a thread: Wonder how the streetlight got that way and when it will get fixed.
  • Playing deadly dodgem: A safety wall at an archery tournament ironically doubles as a vantage point. Photo by Karma Dupchu, Kuensel, Thimphu
    Playing deadly dodgem: A safety wall at an archery tournament ironically doubles as a vantage point. Photo by Karma Dupchu, Kuensel, Thimphu
  • Guess wh- -’s missing? A prominent blooper, this, and in a gold frame, no less! Photo by Pema Wangmo, SDFSec, Thimphu
  • Lock up: No cigar for guessing who occupies these premises Photo by Dorji Wangdi
    Lock up: No cigar for guessing who occupies these premises Photo by Dorji Wangdi