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DNT opens 2nd regional office in Trashigang

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The Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa (DNT) party has opened its second regional office in the eastern district of Trashigang to create space for people in the east to visit and share their concerns. The party’s general secretary, Tenzin Lekphell, said the office would strengthen the party and Nyamrup’s ‘People’s manifesto’. He …

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Inflation drops to 4.91 percent in September

Inflation is at 4.91 percent in September. This was 0.43 percentage points lower than inflation in August, which stood at 5.34 percent. As per the consumer price index (CPI) published by the National Statistics Bureau (NSB), the prices of food increased by 6.53 percent and non-food commodities by almost by …

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DNT optimistic of winning 2018

The Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa (DNT), one of the two registered parties outside the parliament, say they are stronger than ever before and optimistic of winning the third general elections in 2018. This optimism stems from the enormous amount of support expressed by diverse people from across the country and the …

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Free sanitary pads to improve hygiene

Providing free sanitary pads has helped improve hygiene, boost confidence and improve attendance of girl students in Zhemgang Central School. Previously some students relied on absorbent cloth during their periods, which not only was uncomfortable but awkward to change and clean. The sanitary pads are made in the school itself …

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Bhutan Cardamom inferior due to poor drying practices

A recent study by the department of agriculture marketing and cooperatives (DAMC) says the quality of cardamom from Bhutan is inferior to those produced in India and Nepal because of poor drying practices. The study stated that poor drying practices result in further quality deterioration during storage and transportation, inferior …

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National Savings goes up by Nu 19.2 bn

Bhutan’s gross savings in 2016 was Nu 47.1 billion, an increase of Nu 19.2 billion from the previous year according to data maintained by the national statistics bureau. Of the total, private savings (Households, Private and Public Corporations) constituted Nu.43.02 billion and government saving constituted Nu. 4.1billion. The drop in …

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Fuel imports keep going up

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The import of fuel grew from Nu. 7.963 bn in 2015 to Nu. 8.977 bn in 2016 from, with a growth of approximately 13 percent. Petrol import increased by almost 2 percent in 2016 as compared to the previous year. In 2016, 359.60 million litres of petrol was imported, up …

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