Thursday , May 26 2016
  • The paradox of interest rates

    RMA will issue reforms in the interest of both public and financial institutions
    Banking: With borrowers vying for a reduced lending rate and banks warning of a subsequent drop in deposit rates, the interest spread (difference in borrowing and lending rates), banks maintain, is in question.

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Conserving the Golden Mahseer

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At least 15,000 of the fish will be released into the Mangdechhu as dams will block their migratory route

Conservation: Around 7,000 Golden Mahseer fingerlings will be released into the Mangdechhu in September by the National Centre for Aquaculture Research in Gelephu.

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Training for electoral officials

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LG: With about a month left for the second nationwide local polls, a training programme for the electoral officers who will be deputed as returning officers, national observers and micro-observers began in Thimphu yesterday.

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Labour ministry looking into Qatar case

Bhutan’s embassy in Kuwait is also involved in finding out why the Bhutanese employees in Qatar have not been paid

Employment: A joint team from the labour ministry and the Royal Bhutan Embassy (RBE) in Kuwait could leave for Qatar shortly to address the issue of the unpaid Bhutanese employees.

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Govt. endorses gender based budget planning strategy

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Gender: A report titled ‘Gender Responsive Planning and Budgeting in Bhutan (GRPB): From analysis to action’ was launched in the capital yesterday. The report was launched by the finance minister Namgay Dorji and the deputy representative of UN Women, India Multi-Country Office, Patricia Barandun. During the launch, Lyonpo Namgay Dorji ...

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My Country, My Town

  • From head to bed: A helmet finds an afterlife as a pot for a flowering plant. Photo by Sonam Wangdi, GAO, Dewathang
  • Dog’s best friend: It’s not often one sees a municipal garbage truck with just one dog in attendance. Photo by Ezoo Kee
    Dog’s best friend: It’s not often one sees a municipal garbage truck with just one dog in attendance. Photo by Ezoo Kee
  • Hanging by a thread: Wonder how the streetlight got that way and when it will get fixed.
  • Playing deadly dodgem: A safety wall at an archery tournament ironically doubles as a vantage point. Photo by Karma Dupchu, Kuensel, Thimphu
    Playing deadly dodgem: A safety wall at an archery tournament ironically doubles as a vantage point. Photo by Karma Dupchu, Kuensel, Thimphu
  • Guess wh- -’s missing? A prominent blooper, this, and in a gold frame, no less! Photo by Pema Wangmo, SDFSec, Thimphu
  • Lock up: No cigar for guessing who occupies these premises Photo by Dorji Wangdi
    Lock up: No cigar for guessing who occupies these premises Photo by Dorji Wangdi