Wednesday , January 18 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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Countries meet to fight corruption

Lyonchoen Tshering Tobgay with the delegates from Asia and  the Pacific countries

Seminar: Striving for a culture of integrity in governments and societies, anti-corruption agencies from 23 Asian and Pacific countries met in Thimphu to discuss ensuring development with value as a social fence against corruption.

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Agriculture ministry will promote quinoa production

Agriculture: Three years after the Research and Development Centre (RDC) in Yusipang conducted a trial on a native South American crop, quinoa known for its high nutritious value, agriculture ministry will now promote its production.

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Man detained for traffic accident

Crime: Police in Gelephu detained a 22-year old man in connection with a vehicle accident that resulted in the death of a 65-year-old man in Gelephu on November 8.

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Dairy farming popular in S/J

Groups export more than 345 metric tonnes of fresh milk in a year on an average

Livestock: With no religious sentiments attached and an option to earn income everyday from selling milk and dairy product, dairy farming is picking up in Samdrupjongkhar, a report compiled by the dzongkhag’s livestock sector indicated.

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Financial institutions open new offices

Banking: In order to enhance customer service and easy access in the service delivery, the Royal Insurance Corporation of Bhutan Limited (RICBL) opened three new offices: a branch office at Tsimasham in Chhukha and two extension offices at Motithang in Thimphu and Gyalpoizhing in Mongar today.

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Elderly monks content at monastic home

An elderly monk at Gangzhay Kepiling centre

Welfare: Less than two years since 76-year-old Chathey from Phangyul, Wangdue shifted to stay at the first elderly monastic homes in Limukha, Punakha, and he has already found a “heaven on earth”.

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Omchhu bridge misses deadline

omchu

Connectivity: The construction of 46-metre girder bridge over Omchhu that commenced last year has missed its deadline because of specification changes in between.

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