Monday , September 26 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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Latest News

123 selected for education loan this year

Education: In a move to facilitate higher education for economically disadvantaged students, the Department of Adult and Higher Education (DAHE) has selected 123 students for the student loan scheme for tertiary education, taking the total number to over 323 in three years.

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Airbus A319 to be back by July end


The aircraft was damaged by a freak hailstorm over Guwahati, India, on April 16 Aviation: The national airline’s Airbus A319 that was damaged by a freak hailstorm over Guwahati, India, on April 16 will be flown back to Bhutan by this month’s end.

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A father alleges hospital negligence

… for the death of his three-year-old son Medical: An aggrieved father has written to the Bhutan Medical and Health Council requesting to review the emergency medical service provided to his late three-year-old son on May 21.

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Man missing after accident

Accident: A search is currently underway for a 19-year-old man, who was driving a car that veered off and fell 250 feet below the road in to the river at Charkilo on the Thimphu-Chunzom highway on July 11.

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Measures begin to curb GALS outbreak

Infestation: Bhutan Agriculture and Food Regulatory Authority (BAFRA) began containment measures yesterday to stop Giant African Land Snails (GALS) from spreading out of Gyalpoizhing in Mongar where the outbreak occurs every year.

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S/J thromde at risk from Dungsamchhu


A disaster assessment report says long-term permanent measures are required

Disaster: Until Samdrupjongkhar thromde comes up with permanent solutions, the Dungsamchhu will continue to pose a high risk to the entire town according to a disaster assessment report conducted by the thromde.

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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