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RAA to tighten the noose on corruption

The increasing incidences of fraud and corruption, and subsequent handling of corruption charges by agencies has prompted RAA to clamp down hard on perpetrators By Chimi Wangmo Over the recent years, the Royal Audit Authority has reported increasing trend of unresolved irregularities in their Annual Audit Reports. Just in the span of past four years the Authority reported cases of …

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The Unseen Walls Along the Boulder Trade Route

Bhutanese boulders bound for Bangladesh gets a stone-cold welcome along Indian Territories By Tashi Namgyal/Thimphu Boulder exports from Bhutan to Bangladesh, one of the chief natural resources the two countries share, have to go through a long bumpy ride along Indian highways. The growing export of Bhutanese boulders to Bangladesh has faced some problems recently while crossing the Indian Territory. …

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dis-Ability with traits to lead

Five persons living with disabilities come forward as aspiring local leaders for the third LG elections By Tashi Namgyal/Thimphu ยญยญยญยญยญยญยญยญยญยญยญยญยญยญFor the first time, two male and three female persons living with disabilities formed the cohort of 2,195 eligible citizens who sat for the Functional Literacy Test (FLT) conducted by the Election Commission of Bhutan (ECB) ahead of the Local Government …

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Economy in Doldrums: Dips past minus10

With no respite at sight, the economy is expected to tumble further down in the coming months By Phurpa Wangmo Bhutanโ€™s economy recorded a growth of -10.08 percent in 2020, by far the lowest. This is one of the most striking figures, which is 15.83 percentage points drop as compared to a growth of 5.76 percent in 2019. The National …

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