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His Majesty travels to Lunana

His Majesty The King began a 6-day trek to Lunana from Laya, in Gasa Dzongkhag, on 20 October following the route that is internationally known as the Snowman Trek. In Laya, His Majesty graced the inaugural edition Royal Highland Festival, which was held from 16-18 October.  The festival saw the …

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Draft 12th plan size at Nu 322 bn

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The latest draft of the 12th Five Year plan has the 5 year plan at a whopping Nu 322 bn well above the current Nu 217 bn 11th plan. A major feature of the plan is that unlike the almost equal balance between capital and current expenditure in the current …

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North Thimphu poll day on 4th November

The Election Commission of Bhutan (ECB) has released a set of election dates related to the North-Thimphu bye-election where the 4th of November has been set as poll day. The Election Commission of Bhutan issued its notification after a Royal Decree of His Majesty The Druk Gyalpo was issued on …

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Bhutan to establish science focused ‘Premier School’ 

The Ministry of Education (MoE) has a proposal to establish Bhutan’s first ‘Premier School’. Like central schools, the premiere school will receive increased funding, and the main objective is to bring about a premier quality of education. The ministry found that the quality of education in science subjects are comparatively …

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All Banks slash loan interest rates

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Private sector welcomes the cuts   Following the Bank of Bhutan’s (BoB) move to slash its loan interest rates  earlier this month, all other banks like Bhutan National Bank (BNB), Tashi Bank (T-Bank), Bhutan Development Bank (BDB) including the National Pension and Provident Fund (NPPF) have also cut interest rates …

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