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ESP: A candy of concern for Banks


Our reporter, Tenzin Rabgye, caught up with the heads of the financial institutions on Economic Stimulus Plan (ESP).

Excavators in place of cash

PM-Excavators in place of cash

The government is proposing to provide excavators in the Dzongkhags to construct new farm roads rather than providing cash. The Prime Minister, Tshering Tobgay, shared the proposal with the local government officials and civil servants of Trashigang and Trashi Yantse Dzongkhags.

ECB spends Nu. 49 MN less in 2013 elections


The Election Commission of Bhutan (ECB) spent over Nu.426 MN for the 2013 parliamentary elections. The expenses also included the bye-election for the Nanong-Shumar constituency. The figures were released this morning.

Polls in West Bengal slow down Phuentshogling

DesertedPhuentshoglingTown-Polls in West Bengal

As the west Bengal state of India went to the polls yesterday, Phuentshogling town wore a deserted look. Business was unusually slow, as most of the shops and other business entities in the main town remained closed.

Regulation on Bhutanese Overseas Employment Agent launched

Regulation on Bhutanese Overseas Employment Agent launched

To implement the overseas employment programme effectively and efficiently, a regulation on Bhutanese Overseas Employment Agent 2013 was launched, today.

Electric fencing aid villagers

ElectricFencing-LangchenphuToe-Samdrup Jongkhar

After losing their crops to wild animals for years, the farmers of Langchenphu Toe village in Samdrup Jongkhar are expecting a good harvest finally. A solar electric fencing has been installed with assistance from the Wild Life Protection of Bhutan to keep wildlife at bay.

Shaky beginning to overseas employment?


Hundreds of youth have applied to the Overseas Employment Agencies to work abroad. There are four licensed agencies in Thimphu, who are exploring job opportunities overseas. The Global Recruitment Overseas Employment Agency has been able to send 6 Bhutanese to work in Doha earlier, this month.

His Majesty grants audience to De Suung Volunteers

His Majesty the King granted an Audience to the De Suung volunteers, who are undergoing the 11th batch De Suung training programme in Tencholing, Wangdue Phodrang yesterday.

Reduce number of schools to a quality few?

Reduce number of schools to a quality few

In what could be a major educational reform, the Prime Minister, Tshering Tobgay, says he has a vision to reduce the number of schools across the country to few quality schools.

Second Sandalwood consignment seized in just two days

Second Sandalwood consignment seized in just two days,smuggled sandalwood,Tsento Gewog,Paro

A second consignment of illegal sandalwood has been confiscated in Paro in just two days. More than 50 pieces of smuggled sandalwood was seized from Tsento Gewog in Paro at around 6am yesterday.



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