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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Advances made in building local solar fences

Science: If all goes according to plan, students from the College of Science and Technology (CST) in Phuentsholing could start making “low-cost solar fencing” for Tarayana Foundation target sites in the country.

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Witnessing the mass tourism era?

More than 65,000 regional tourists visited Bhutan in 2014

In absence of a policy to govern regional tourists…
Tourism: In absence of a policy to govern regional tourists, the unprecedented growth of regional tourists over the years is being seen as a threat to dollar paying tourists.

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EIB joint committee in deadlock

The NC and the opposition have refused to budge from their stand

Agreement: The joint committee of the two houses of Parliament constituted during the sixth session to review the disputed European Investment Bank (EIB) framework agreement and iron out differences has been in deadlock.

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NC reviews if tourism sector has implemented its resolutions

Tourism: National Council gave a sweet-sour review of the implementation of the resolutions passed last winter while deliberating on tourism sector issues yesterday. Auditing Tourism Council of Bhutan is underway to examine the tax files and activities of the tourism sector and to ascertain if there is any malpractice or ...

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The paradox of progress

Trekkers along the Jomolhari trail on which rural electrification works are occurring

The ongoing rural electrification works along the Jomolhari trek has allegedly obstructed trekking activities
Tourism: The ongoing rural electrification works along the Jomolhari trek route to supply electricity to the remote gewogs of Soe and Lingzhi has obstructed trekking activities along the route, according to tour operators.

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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