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Govt and RMA also responsible for rupee crunch

Till now, both the government and the RMA have put the bulk of the blame for the rupee shortage on private consumption, private sector and credit expansion while shirking any blame themselves  The two main causes cited for the rupee crisis by the government and the Royal Monetary Authority (RMA) …

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Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa: A new party in a new avatar

The party which was till now known as Social Democratic Party has now taken birth with a new name, “Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa,” a people- centered party that values every individual’s voice and choice in pursuit of the country’s development and progress. The party unveiled its logo and ideology on 5th May which was considered to be an auspicious day for the …

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Bhutan’s press freedom index ranking drops by six places

MoIC surprised with the new ranking  The France-based international non-governmental organization, Reporters Without Borders (RWB) which conducts an annual ranking comparing each nation’s state of press freedom, has placed Bhutan at 70th, six places down in the rung from last year’s 64th. This has caused a certain amount of surprise in relevant authorities. Information and …

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Fuel outflow affects country’s balance of payment

  Post INR-crunch, Indians, especially having vehicles and living in the border towns are milking the cow while they can. With an abundance of Ngultrum in their custody, they pass into Bhutan and buy fuel paying in BTN while many of them hoard diesel and petroleum in jerry cans and containers, take the petroleum products back home and sell them so they …

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7 dead in three car accidents

Three Indians from West Bengal and two Bhutanese nationals were killed in a car accident in Taktikotey in Chukha around 5 pm yesterday. The Santro car carrying five passengers including the driver were heading towards Phuntsholing from Thimphu. According to police officials, the car fell about 200 meters below the …

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MPAB alters modus operandi for film awards

This was to steer clear of controversies which arose last year during the 10th National Film Awards Motion Picture Association of Bhutan (MPAB) has amended the procedure to nominate films for the 11th National Film Awards which will be held today evening at the Royal Thimphu College (RTC) auditorium after …

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