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REDCL’s non-performing loans reduced to 18% from 27%

Out of the six performance audit reports submitted by RAA during the 9th session of the parliament, the Public Accounts Committee’s (PAC) presented its findings on Business Opportunity and Information Centre (BoIC) from the date of its inception (December 4th 2013) till its closure (May 31st 2016) during the Joint …

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BOB kicks of its 50th year celebrations

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The Bank of Bhutan, the country’s oldest financial institution, unveiled its Golden Jubilee logo on November 23, kick starting a year-long celebration to mark 50 years of service to the nation. “BOB has played a pivotal role in powering the progress of the nation by enabling its customers to embrace …

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Body of college student fished out

Police are yet to determine whether it was suicide or an accident that led to the death of 22-year-old college student whose body was fished out from the Wangchu near Changjiji, Thimphu, on November 21. The deceased was a 1st year student studying in India. He had come home without …

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Two minors arrested for van theft

Thimphu police have detained two minors, aged 13 and 15, who took a van belonging to a workshop owner and drove to Dawakha, Paro, to meet relatives. The workshop owner lodged a complaint on the morning of 19 November that his van had been stolen the night earlier. The boys …

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Kholongchhu project works on hold due to CBTE discussions with India: PM

During the question hour yesterday, Opposition Leader Dr. Pema Gyamtsho from Chhoekhor Tang Constituency solicited explanations from the Prime Minister on the government’s failure to start a single mega hydropower projects during the party’s tenure. “The government has informed the parliament earlier that construction of Kholongchhu Hydropower had started. However, …

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Green house initiative benefitting the highlanders

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With the initiative of the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry (MoAF) to bring about food self sufficiency among the highlanders, the introduction of vegetable production through the green house method is benefiting the highlanders of Laya where they don’t have to depend on vegetables from Gasa and Punakha and at …

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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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BKP Unveils Three new candidates

Picture from right: Thinley Dorji to contest from Chapcha Bongo constituency, Retd. Col. Dr. Leki Wangdi to contest from Chhoekhor Taang constituency and Nim Dorji to contest from Lamgong Wangchang with BKP Vice President Sonam Tobgay

The Bhutan Kuen-Nyam Party on 26th October announced three new candidates. Retd. Col. Dr. Leki Wangdi will contest from Chhoekhor Taang constituency which is also the constituency of the Opposition leader Pema Gyamtsho. Incidentally the candidate is a cousin of the Opposition leader. Leki was a doctor in the army …

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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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