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TCB should formulate comprehensive tourism policy and act: RAA

  By Kinley Yonten The Tourism Council of Bhutan (TCB) does not have a Tourism Act or a comprehensive tourism policy, according to the Royal Audit Authority’s (RAA) latest performance report of Tourism sector. The tourism bill and draft policy were under discussion since 2005. In the absence of these basic legal instruments, RAA observed a lack of concerted effort …

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Gaining mileage?

Prime Minister Tshering Tobgday has lambasted the Druk Namrup Tshogpa for making noise so that they may be seen and heard. The issue follows what DNT said about the government’s fiscal policy. They asked for the Prime Minister and the Finance minister’s resignation reasoning that the fiscal incentives the government decided was unconstitutional. The Prime minister hit where it hurts …

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Another milestone for BDBL

  By Tshering The Bhutan Development Bank Limited (BDBL) launched a new core banking solution, ATM Switching System Migration and Correspondence Bank in Thimphu on Friday. BDBL was using the Ascend Banking System (ABS), which was procured in 2007, while functioning as a credit institution. Now BDBL will transform its technology infrastructure creating a strong platform to support its business …

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BEHOLD THE BHUTANESE STARS

Jigme Singye born in September 18, 1992 is the captain of Bhutan National Cricket Team. He played under all ages; Bhutan Under-15, Bhutan Under-17 and Bhutan Under-19. He is a right-handed batsman and he is an all-rounder. In the on going world cricket league division one Asia, he took 10 wickets against China. Jigme was awarded the man of the …

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World Bank to help increase agricultural productivity in Bhutan

By Tshering The government and the World Bank on Friday signed a USD 8 million (M) Global Agriculture Food Security Program (GAFSP) grant that will help increase agricultural productivity and enhance access to markets for farmers in selected gewogs in Southwest Bhutan. The World Bank will be the supervising entity while the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) will …

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