Road disintegrates less than a month after being blacktopped

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Road: Not even a month after being blacktopped, a 5.4km stretch of road between Takila and the Lhuentse main road junction in Menbi gewog is riddled with potholes and other damage.

Educating mothers

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Health: To ensure that every mother, especially illiterate mothers, have the right information when it comes to taking care of the baby and herself during and after pregnancy, a mothers’ class was conducted at Royal Institute of Health and Sciences (RIHS) in Thimphu, yesterday.

A bittersweet relationship

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Football: Seven months after coach Norio Tsukitate took over as the head coach of the Bhutanese National Football team, his relationship with the Dragon Boys is better.

Yuan and dollar: A case of an exchange rate diplomacy

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Perhaps, only a sage meditating in a remote place would not have noticed devaluation of the Chinese Yuan (CNY). Why a minor devaluation of Yuan, of about 2%, has made so much of news?

Recent publications of the Centre for Bhutan Studies and GNH research

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To augment the scholarship in Bhutan, the Centre for Bhutan Studies and GNH Research has published four books this year: Comprehensive Review of the Land Act of Bhutan, 2007 for Revision; Thimphu’s Growing Pains; Wellbeing, Happiness and Public Policy;

First private commercial cattle farm in Trashigang

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The owner of the farm is aiming to rear 300 cattle 

Livestock: It is raining as Kinzang Namgay, together with his five helpers start their morning at 7am in a large cattle shed, in Lungtenzampa, Trashigang.

Demand for vehicle rises despite tax

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Since 2009, the number of vehicles has increased by 51 percent 

Import: The lift on the ban of import of vehicles drove the State Trading Corporation of Bhutan (STCBL) to hike its profit by about 800 percent in the last six months.

The buck stops with parents

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It is not that we never could understand why our young people are increasingly drawn to committing crimes. But we now have a study that points to certain causative factors and gives validity to our observations.

Millions of INR lost to money laundering

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ACC: The Royal Monetary Authority’s (RMA) measures to curb the outflow of INR (Indian Rupee) since 2011 has resulted in both Bhutanese and non-Bhutanese resorting to avail INR by faking imports of zero tax commodities, manipulation of imports, illegal transaction of currency and using ATM cards.

Peer pressure leading youth to crime

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Juvenile delinquents in the study said the rape law was unfair…

GoI approves projects worth Nu 2.4 billion

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AID: The Government of India yesterday approved a total of 182 projects worth Nu 2.4 billion during the third Bhutan-India Small Development Project Committee meeting in Thimphu, yesterday, according to a press release from the foreign ministry.