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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DGPC is now an ISO certified company

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Certification: To add credibility to the power utility company, the Druk Green Power Corporation (DGPC) has met the international standards on design planning and operation and maintenance of hydropower projects.

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Drukair overwhelmed with excess baggage

Additional flight planned to resolve the problem

Transport: The national airline, Drukair, has been subjected to public criticism following a large amount of passenger baggage offloaded and left behind in Bangkok over the past few days.

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Bhutan has a well-established plan for development: EU ambassador

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Q&A: The new European Union (EU) ambassador to Bhutan, Tomasz Kozlowski, spoke with Kuensel's Gyalsten K Dorji on cooperation between Bhutan and the EU. From 1982-2014, the EU has contributed more than Euro 90 million to Bhutan.

What are your initial impressions of Bhutan?

I’m really impressed with your country’s nature and hospitality of your people.

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Japan seeks to enhance relations with Bhutan: Japanese ambassador

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Q&A: Japan's new ambassador to Bhutan, Kenji Hiramatsu spoke with Kuensel's Gyalsten K Dorji on relations between the two countries following 30 years of diplomatic relations. Excerpts from the interview.

How would you describe relations between Bhutan and Japan today?

This year is very important for Bhutan-Japan relations because we’re celebrating the 30th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations.

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Record 609 black-necked cranes arrived this winter

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Counting carried out simultaneously in all the habitats yesterday

Migration: After initial fears of dwindling number of black-necked cranes coming to Bhutan in winter, the country recorded the highest arrival this winter with 609 birds counted yesterday.

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Position of thromde thuemi unclear

The local government Entitlement Act is expected to provide clarity on the issue

LG: The first three thromde thuemis of the Thimphu, Phuentsholing and Gelephu thromdes are yet to hear from the government on how their position will be classified.

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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