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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Human-wildlife conflict resolution critical to LG elections


The wildlife menace is causing them huge losses in yield, farmers say

LG: The fields are golden and almost ready for harvest. In a few weeks, villagers in Damji, Barsha, Khailo and Panikong of Khamae gewog, Gasa will swarm the fields to reap the yield of their year-long hard work.

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Former monks and former teacher contesting for Toedpaisa gup


LG: It’s 6:30pm in Lemjakha village in Toedpaisa. Except for dogs barking and insects chirping, the village is silent.

The village has basic amenities. All the houses are connected with electricity and fitted with water taps. Motorable roads connect every village to the main highway.

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DPT’s North Thimphu candidate withdraws

Politics: The Druk Phuensum Tshogpa (DPT) North Thimphu candidate for the by-election has decided to withdraw his candidature, just days after 30-year-old Chencho Nidup from Kawang gewog was revealed to the media in a press conference.

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Improve judicial efficiency in financial sector: ADB

Report: While the private sector is citing access to finance as a constraint to growth, banks are forced to rely on collateral rather than cash flow because only about half of the commercial firms in Bhutan prepare certified financial statements.

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NFE grads look to serve


LG: The local government (LG) election in 2011 changed Sukh Bahadur Subba’s life forever. The 39-year-old wanted to run for the tshogpa post in his chiwog, Tshamzhina of Lhamoizingkha dungkhag, Dagana but he failed in the Functional Literacy Test (FLT).

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More choices for voters in Tsento

Returning officer Tshering Penjor briefs the voters about poll day

LG: Candidates campaigning for the upcoming local government (LG) elections in Tsento gewog in Paro stressed on the importance of working hand in hand with the community members at the common forum held on September 13.

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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