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Rehab first, detox later

The fight against substance abuse begins with prioritising between the two facilities Drug: The absence of a national detoxification centre may weaken Bhutan’s fight against the growing issue of substance abuse, but without a rehabilitation centre, the country is unarmed to even begin the fight. To address the increasing cases ...

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Marginal food loss due to storage, say officials

The damage, counter to what agriculture officers claim, is around one percent FCB: Despite storing food in warehouses that were built decades ago, and contrary to what agriculture officials said, food loss due to storage issues is insignificant, according to Food Corporation of Bhutan (FCB) officials. For instance, FCB officials ...

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The three-day Sarpang tshechu ended yesterday with the unfurling of the Guru Tshengyed thongdrel (the eight manifestations of Guru Rinpoche)     

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Drukair proposes dividing domestic market

Both airlines share the view that the local market is too small for competition Aviation: While the government is yet to make a decision on whether Tashi Air should resume domestic air services, national airline Drukair has informed the civil aviation department that it cannot operate to the Yonphula and ...

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Factors that influence inflation

Despite nine fuel price cuts last year, the fall in the price of goods and services was a mere 0.5% Inflation: The country’s annual inflation last year was at 8.27 percent, a drop by 0.5 percent from 2013. The year-on-year inflation in January last year climbed to 10 percent, which, ...

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Pvt. media considers merger

Companies could warm to the idea if the govt. were to provide incentives MOAB: The Media Owners Association of Bhutan (MOAB) is considering a merger of private media companies. The association wrote a letter to the prime minister on the idea after a meeting of members on January 27.  The ...

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Bank of Bhutan recognised for good tax compliance

Finance: Contributing more than Nu 1.2B in taxes in the last five years, the Bank of Bhutan Limited (BoBL) was awarded with a certificate of recognition for good tax compliance records on Janaury 26 in Phuentsholing. The amount of taxes it has paid also makes it one of the top ...

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The three-day Tashi Chophel Leling tshechu in Ngatshang gewog, Mongar ends today with Guru Tshengye mask dance. Hundreds of devotees gathered to witness the performances on the first two days, including the National Assembly Speaker Jigme Zangpo and parliamentarians.      

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Study recommends digital cable TV as way forward, not DTH TV

Being carried by the optical fibre network, greater bandwidth will be available Television: While Direct-to-Home (DTH) TV may be legalised soon, a study carried out by a local consultant for the Bhutan InfoComm and Media Authority (BICMA) suggests that improving and expanding the cable TV network by digtalising it and ...

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One more community police centre for Wangdue

Police: A new community police centre (CPC) was opened at Zawakha, yesterday. Zawakha is located 32 km from the Wangdue Bridge. This is the ninth CPC in the country. Currently, there are six CPCs in Thimphu, one in Nobdhing, Wangdue, and another in Kanglung, Tashigang. The Zawakha CPC is the ...

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From soiled and mutilated notes to digital banking

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COVER STORY: Tshewang Dorji, 38, is a serious collector of old Ngultrum notes and coins. Banknotes and coins are safely stored in a red box with old stamps and cards. Given him by his grandparents, old silver and copper coins were his prized possession. Then he began to collect more ...

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Workouts for cyclists

HEALTH AND FITNESS: Hi sir,  I cycle wherever I go. I have been living in Gelephu for a long time. Sometimes it becomes hard to cycle around, especially in summer. Can you please suggest any workout routine that I can do at home at such times? Also, what are the ...

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