Sunday , September 25 2016
  • An unwelcome credit growth

    Economy: While the country’s credit market is concentrated in housing and personal consumption, a few sectors are starving for credit.

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Way forward for tourism industry

A think tank constituted by ABTO submitted a report in this regard last week

Tourism: Highlighting areas of collaboration where tourism stakeholders can work together, the Association of Bhutanese Tour Operators (ABTO) submitted a comprehensive report to the government last week.

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Council supports Supreme Court writ

NC: The National Council (NC) supports the Supreme Court’s (SC) recent writ asking the election commission to defer the upcoming thromde elections in the remaining dzongkhags, said its deputy chairperson Tshering Dorji yesterday.

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Most former gups in Chukha to re-contest

LG: The former gups of Getena, Metedkha, and Phuentsholing in Chukha will not re-contest in this upcoming Local Government (LG) elections, while the gups from Bongo, Dungna, Geling, Darla, and Sampheling will.

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India provides Nu 15M for Nehru-Wangchuck Scholarship

Fund: The Royal Civil Service Commission (RCSC) received a sum of Nu 15 million for the Nehru-Wangchuck Scholarship from the Government of India (GoI), yesterday. The scholarship programme provides opportunities for Bhutanese to study in premier Indian institutes, according to an RCSC press release. The programme is expected to develop ...

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September 27 is poll day

LG: The election period of the second phase of the “historic” second local government (LG) elections began yesterday, with the Election Commission of Bhutan (ECB) announcing September 27 as the poll day.

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My Country, My Town

  • Nothing is safe nowadays: Still it’s hard to figure out what exactly is under lock and key here Photo by Tshering Doma, ICS, MoAF
  • Crate expectations: Either a bumper apple crop is expected or the harvest turned out to be below par Photo by Pema Tshering, RBG, Thimphu
  • Plastic in place of plants: The presence of this manmade material is all-pervasive on the planet Photo by Pema Tshering, RBG, Thimphu