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Precursor chemicals, a warning of times to come

Precursor chemicals are posing a problem worldwide as only a mere fraction of these chemicals is required to produce illegal drugs. Bhutan owing to its geographical location and its growing trade and industry could be in murky waters if used as a transit gateway for such lethal chemicals. Precursors are …

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Gun-trotting Indian timber mafia loots Bhutan forests

An investigation by The Bhutanese has found that well armed timber mafia from India and local tribes in collusion with corrupt law enforcement officials there are engaged in large scale illegal logging and smuggling of trees from southern Bhutan.An understaffed Bhutanese forest rangers team has been unable to catch most …

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Rupee panic spreads

In a sign of the rupee crunch panic spreading, fuel stations and gas depots saw people stocking on these products in anticipation of a shortage. In an attempt to address such growing national panic the finance minister Lyonpo, Wangdi Norbu said that there is no need for alarm as the …

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Miracle elephant climbs up a snow mountain in Bhutan

Blame it on climate change or animal determination, a four-year old tusker has climbed all the way up a snow mountain at 3,419 meters above sea level in Chukha, Bhutan, posing  serious questions to conservationists on how this tusker, usually seen in tropical areas, scaled this height. This ‘transient solitary …

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Banks stop rupee transfer to india

The Royal Monetary Authority (RMA) has imposed a temporary sanction on the commercial banks in making Rupee denominated transactions. This is in light of the Bhutanese economy grappling with Rupee crisis. The governor of the central bank, Daw Tenzin, said: “Bhutan is selling less and importing more. It is important …

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