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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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Three detained for fake INR notes

Gelephu police has detained three non-Bhutanese men for trying to exchange counterfeit Indian Rupee (INR) notes with Ngultrums to a labour agent. The accused had INR 11,000 when they were arrested on July 25. After being unsuccessful in the first attempt, one of the accused, a 66 year-old-man had asked ...

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Infirm expedition member escorted to Gasa today

A team of 10 officials will today escort the official, who has been suffering from mountain sickness, to Gasa after plans to airlift him yesterday failed again due to bad weather. Gasa dzongrab, Tshewang Jurmi said the chopper was cancelled due to bad weather since yesterday morning. He said, the ...

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Man dies in drunken brawl

Phuentsholing police has detained a 30-year-old man for involuntarily murdering a man, his friend on July 28. The incident occurred in Chongeykha, Phuentsholing gewog when the duo got into a brawl while under the influence of alcohol. Although the deceased was found alive until the next morning, he succumbed to ...

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His Majesty visits Lungnyi gewog


Royal visit: It was a special day for the people of Wochu and other villages in Paro’s Lungnyi gewog, who welcomed His Majesty The King to their homes and fields, before enjoying a public Tokha granted by His Majesty, together with their friends, neighbours, and their King.

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Eight graduates for one vacancy in the civil service

BCSE: At least eight graduates will be vying for one slot in the civil service this year. The Royal Civil Service Commission (RCSC) yesterday announced 434 vacancies in the civil service, less by two from last year, for the 3,647 graduates, who have registered for preliminary examination (PE) this year. The number of graduates this year is 393 more than last year.

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Monks meet to straighten urgent issues


Religion: The annual meeting of Trashigang Rabdey that ended on July 28 resolved that kenyers (care takers) of the religious organisations under the Trashigang Dratshang will be paid a monthly stipend of Nu 1,700.

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Hepatitis B infection on the rise

Health: Hepatitis B virus detection in the country has been on the rise since 2012. In 2012, of the 27,040 blood samples tested for the virus, 606 were detected positive. The number increased to 875 in 2013, which further increased to 1,235 last year.

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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