In Samdrup Jongkhar, only two gewogs re-elect former gups


Only two of the eight gewogs in the south eastern district of Samdrup Jongkhar re-elected former gup candidates with the remaining gewogs choosing new faces as their gup. The former gup of Wangphu gewog, Sangay Tenzin, secured another term with 719 votes, of which 113 were postal ballots. His opponent …

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Commemorative Banknote to celebrate birth of HRH Gyalsey


The Royal Monetary Authority of Bhutan has released 3.42 mn worth of Nu 1000 denomination Commemorative Banknotes to celebrate the birth of His Royal Highness the Gyalsey, Jigme Namgyel Wangchuck. The colour scheme and all the other features of the commemorative banknote are as same as the series 2008 Nu …

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ITEC: A pillar of bilateral cooperation

Bhutanese who have availed various training courses in India gathered at the Embassy of India, Thimphu, on the evening of September 21 to meet, greet and exchange experiences and knowledge acquired during their training and celebrate  the Indian Technical and Economic Cooperation programme or  ITEC day. Under ITEC, India offers …

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34 online Government to Business Services launched


Applying and renewing licenses for business can now be done online, which means no need to go the trade office and stand in a queue to get paperwork done. The G2C office under the Prime Minister’s Office launched a total of 34 online Government to Business Services (G2B) on September …

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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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Participating to encourage youth


One of the three contestants for the Gup’s post in Chapcha gewog, Chukha, is Jamtsho, 34, who believes that he represents youth in the upcoming second local government election. “Youth today think that being unemployed is better than taking part in LG election because they have a wrong notion of …

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