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Climate Change Danger to South Asia’s Economy

By Tandin Wangchuk The effects of climate change are on the increase and no part of the world is immune. Newly released data suggests that South Asia, including Bhutan and Nepal, could be particularly badly hit if the world continues on its current fossil-fuel intensive path. Climate change impacts stand to slash up to 9% off the South Asian economy …

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India at 75 Cricket Cup

Staff Reporter As part of the ongoing Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav celebrations in Bhutan, the Embassy of India, Thimphu has this year instituted an annual Bhutan-India Friendship Cricket Series to foster people-to-people ties between the two friendly countries. On 30 August this week, the first edition of the series was held at the India House Estate ground. Team Ambassador’s XI …

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Her Majesty The Gyaltsuen graces launch of waste management facilities

Towards Zero Waste Bhutan by 2030 By Phurpa Wangmo Her Majesty The Gyaltsuen Friday graced an event to inaugurate Waste Management Facilities in Thimphu. The event was held at one of nine new facilities, in Dangrina. A press statement from the Royal Office for Media (RoM) stated the event is a step in the government’s Waste Management Flagship Program to …

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The Drayang conundrum: Meeting govt. reopening standards

Majority of the existing Drayangs do not fulfill the criteria to reopen Tashi Namgyal/Thimphu There are currently 61 Drayangs in the country today. However, only eight of them fulfill the standards to reopen. This comes after the government announced letting the Drayangs to operate soon with certain set of technical standards to follow, after nearly two years of closure due …

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The Final Six: Nyamrup’s choices for Home Minister-ship

While names of the candidates were not revealed, people voice their choices Tashi Namgyal/Thimphu The lull has been broken but the cat is yet to be out of the bag. Prime Minister (PM) Dasho Dr Lotay Tshering, who is also the Party President affirmed six candidates from the Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa’s (DNT) repository from where he will select the next …

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