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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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His Majesty commands immediate support to affected people

Kidu: His Royal Highness Gyaltshab Prince Jigme Dorji Wangchuck granted semso and conveyed His Majesty The King’s command to grant CGI sheets, timber, Khimsa (plot for house construction) and other necessary supports for the construction of new houses for the families affected by landslides on August 24.

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RICBL’s suspended employee reinstated

However, the board is yet to decide on the finance general manager

Update:The Royal Insurance Corporation of Bhutan Ltd (RICBL) reinstated its internal auditor who was suspended on July 11 in connection with the embezzlement case where an employee siphoned off about Nu 91.6M.

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Bhutan plays critical role in tiger conservation

Wildlife: The leading tiger expert Dr Alan Rabinowitz says in the BBC documentary, “Lost Land of the Tiger” that he believed Bhutan is the key to what is envisioned as the Himalayan corridor and if the Himalayan corridor is pictured as a body,

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PM speaks to graduates on sovereignty


Orientation: Starting with the ongoing boundary issues with China in his address to the graduates during the closing of the National Graduates Orientation Program (NGOP), Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay yesterday spoke to the graduates on the country’s journey as a sovereign nation.

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BKP questions BOiC merger

BOiC: The Bhutan Kuen-nyam Party (BKP), in a press release issued yesterday, has called for the government to be held accountable for creating the Business Opportunity Information Centre (BOiC) illegally and despite warnings provided by the party.

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Controversies surrounding Bumdra campsite

A verification team from Paro dzongkhag is due to visit the site

Tourism: Following allegations of a permanent private campsite set up at Bumdra, above Taktshang monastery, the Paro dzongkhag administration will send a verification team to the area this week.

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Date set for children’s parliament elections

Democracy: The first-ever Bhutan Children’s Parliament (BCP) election for its National Council and National Assembly members will occur on September 12, the election commission has announced through a notification.

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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