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BoB slashes loan interest rates with MLR reform

For months the government and the Royal Monetary Authority (RMA) has been promising a more fair and realistic loan interest rate. The RMA worked on a Minimum Lending Rate policy (MLR) which was a much more scientific and flexible improvement over the rigid and exaggerated old base rate system below …

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Answering a Social Troll – What You Need to Know

Before dancing hamsters, pot-stirring Internet trolls were sowing discord and starting flame wars on early message boards. More recently, the rise of social media has given them one more platform on which to troll the Internet masses. If you think you are being trolled, check out these tips for spotting and …

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Time to act strategically

If there is one quality that has kept Bhutan as a thriving and sovereign nation in an unpredictable and tough neighborhood, it is it’s strategic moves. A lot of credit for that goes to an enlightened Monarchy starting right from His Majesty the First King onwards, with each King dealing …

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How to avoid defamation

New Zealand barrister Steven Price has a 12-point checklist that’s especially useful for the unwary Defamation lawsuits, when they occur, are usually expensive, technical, drawn-out, stressful affairs. You are better off avoiding them if you can. So it makes sense to minimise the risks. You can do that by writing …

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The 10,000 MW commitment

In 2008, the then Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh made an important commitment of 10,000 MW by 2020, following up on an earlier 5,000 MW agreement in 2006. Subsequently agreements were signed between Bhutan and India in 2009 identifying 10 projects. Of the 10 projects six which formed the bulk …

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Learn from Chuzagang

Every year, when the monsoon hits, Chuzagang is cut off from rest of the world. The rains, outrageous in nature and size, always soak and wash away temporary bridges that the villagers build over the infamous Mao River. Subsequent floods destroy the lone feeder road that connects the village with …

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Using Social Media

The last one week witnessed a virtual firestorm in the social media based on a free lance journalist hosting a post on a legal case by that went viral. There were responses and counter responses as people shared articles and also their views in various ways. There are some vital …

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A Prince is born, but a King is made

Did you know that the future of Bhutan is always better than that of the past? Did you also know that it is because each successive King is always better than His father? And, most importantly, did you know that it is because each successive King made His son always …

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