Friday , September 30 2016
  • Chief  Election Commissioner, Chogyal Dago Rigdzin, officially releases the results of the second local government elections held on September 27, yesterday

    Second LG elections historic: ECB

    Two women have been elected gups
    LG: Tuesday’s local government (LG) elections saw a voter turnout of 55.8 percent. This is a slight decrease from 56.23 percent in the first LG elections.

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Latest News

New policy replaces base rate system

The RMA, in an effort to review interest rates, has come up with the minimum lending rate policy Banking: After the government asked the Royal Monetary Authority (RMA) to review interest rates, the central bank has replaced the base rate policy with the minimum lending rate policy, which will be effectively applied from next month.

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500 flats in P’ling in two years

Thousands of Bhutanese reside in the Indian border town of Jaigaon as a result of an acute housing shortage in P’ling 

Housing: A total of 72 buildings that will have 500 units in total will be constructed in the next 18 months in Phuentsholing.

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Nganglam border gate sealed

… following protests about a fatal accident allegedly involving a Bhutanese truck

Border: The Nganglam border gate has remained closed since the evening of July 18 after Indian police asked the Royal Bhutan Police to seal the border.

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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