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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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Father rapes daughter

  On February 27, a 12-year old girl in Chumey, Bumthang alleged that she had been raped by her 45-year-old father thrice in the absence of her mother. She was raped on January 24 for the first time when her mother was in her village, Surey in Gelephu for a …

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