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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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Changing climate threatens key development sectors

Countries like Bhutan should step up adaptive measures to respond to the threats of climate change 

Climate change: Bhutan could lose over six percent of its Gross Domestic Product annually by 2100 due to melting glaciers and climate change induced extremes according to the Asian Development Bank (ADB) climate change and economics report for South Asia.

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Voter registration on biometrics scanner begins

To save time and resources, election officials urge voters to register their fingerprints on the biometrics 

Election: In a run up to the upcoming thromde elections, Samdrupjongkhar’s dzongkhag election officers have begun registering voters through the biometric finger print scanner and have captured 247 voters’ fingerprints to date.

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Bhutan renews commitment to conserve environment


UN: Foreign Minister Damcho Dorji deposited Bhutan’s Instrument of Acceptance to the Doha Amendment to the Kyoto Protocol (KP) on September 28 on the sidelines of the UNGA in New York, representing a strong affirmation of Bhutan to remain committed in conservation and preservation of the environment.

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Poor demand for ECCDs in Trashigang


Education officials said parents lack awareness on the need to invest early in their children’s development 

Education: Although Trashigang has 13 community-based Early Childhood Care and Development (ECCD) centers spread across the dzongkhag, there were no workplace- based ECCDs until a few days ago.

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Lhamoizingkha residents anxious over swelling Sankosh


Erosion: Old wooden houses, pothole-ridden roads and erratic power supply are some features that Lhamoizingkha town is synonymous with. This old town that borders a hamlet known as Hauda in India thrives anyway with a handful of notable developments recently accomplished.

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ABTO seeks online permit for regional tourists

Digitalising the process would save time and resources at the Phuentsholing border 

Tourism: Regional tourists will be able to process tourist permit online if the government agrees to the request from the Association of Bhutanese Tour Operators (ABTO).

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No takers for hardware and pharmaceutical items

Only alcoholic beverages were sold in the fourth auction that was held yesterday 

ACC: Hardware and pharmaceutical goods worth Nu 6.08 million (M) did not see any takers at another phase of auction held yesterday in Phuentsholing. The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) in its investigation related to tax evasion and other related corruption in Phuentsholing this year had seized these goods.

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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