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BKP & DPT unveil few more candidates to contest for this year’s election

BKP revealed two new candidates recently. Basant Rana, a former bank employee will represent the party from Shompangkha constituency in Sarpang for this year’s parliamentary elections.

The Zhemgang story

For the past few months the nation has been in the grip of an intense debate on Zhemgang Dzongkhag Tshogdu’s resolution on the ‘Gho and Kira,’ adamantly pushed by its Thrizin who is also the Goshing Gup.

Private sector must receive priority

Our private sector is supposed to be the engine of growth for the economy. And the government seems to acutely want to project the image that it is helping the private sector grow.

50 years on: A tale of two nations

It was fifty years ago that Bhutan chose to walk out of the shadows of the medieval world. The world was changing and we had to make the right choice. We did. We looked to India for steadfast partnership. The visionary leaders of that time recognised that respectful partnership had by much more to give the two nations than take from each other. India is what it is this day as Bhutan is in the geopolitical atmosphere that is becoming ever more volatile.

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Air pollution battle in India needs a sense of urgency

If India takes the top place in GDP growth globally, why we have such lower targets in meeting air quality over five years, particularly considering the fact that it is the 65 percent of India’s young population would be the main victims of the worsening air quality, writes Rajendra Shende for South Asia Monitor . 

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Bangladesh, ADB sign deal for rural road network

 The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Bangladeshi government have signed an agreement for $200 million in loans to improve the rural road network in Bangladesh.

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