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No safety protocol practiced at most bars and 2020-08-08 08:49:42People in the capital have been seen frequenting bars and restaurants without using facemasks, Druktrace App or maintaining the prescribed physical di

Only 216 employed so far under the Build 2020-08-08 08:35:20Since the launch of the Build Bhutan Project on July 1 this year, only 216 registered applicants have been employed through direct engagement in diffe

Direct award of dredging work deprives Government Nu 2020-08-08 08:31:59The Annual Audit Report 2019 found that the government was deprived of close to Nu 300M additional revenue due to direct award of the surface collecti

Training and advocacy program on child protection concludes 2020-08-08 08:30:11Lack of parental care, social discrimination and stigmatization are the main causes of child in conflict with law in the country. The post Training an

PDP refutes OAG justification on legality of tobacco 2020-08-07 09:32:54PDP not convinced by OAG justification The post PDP refutes OAG justification on legality of tobacco outlets appeared first on BBS.

Lockdown guideline ready: Health Minister  2020-08-07 09:01:37The health ministry has prepared a lockdown guideline as part of the preparedness plan for community transmission of the Coronavirus. The post Lo

Use of mulching plastic may finally pick up 2020-08-07 08:31:08Reluctance to try new farming techniques among farmers in Semjong Gewog, Tsirang made it difficult for the local agriculture extension office to imple

Lockdown simulation exercise conducted for Thimphu Thromde 2020-08-07 08:02:56With the number of imported cases of COVID-19 in the country on a steady rise and reports of community transmission in neighbouring Indian border town

COVID-19 situational update: Neighbouring Indian states 2020-08-07 07:59:41Coronavirus cases continue to rise in the neighbouring Indian states. According to the Indian health and family welfare ministry, West Bengal reported

Kangpara roadblock clearing work to begin in a 2020-08-07 07:59:31Kangpara Gewog in Trashigang has remained without road access for close to three weeks, following massive landslides near Paydung and Bongzor, enroute

A saving and credit cooperative in Monggar benefiting 2020-08-06 09:10:03Savings and credit cooperatives could be an effective alternative to banks for rural financing. Formed in 2015, Monggar Kuendrel Nyamley Tshogdhey mad

Heavy rain kills a farmer’s dream of a 2020-08-06 09:08:15Thinley Tempa from Doongchhilo village under Dechhenling Gewog in Pema Gatshel tried growing watermelon at this time, but heavy rain dashed his h

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Capital’s lockdown preparedness put to test 2020-08-08 04:04:28This is the scenario presented in a tabletop simulation (mock drill) conducted in Thimphu yesterday to assess Thimphu Thromde’s preparedness and

Build Bhutan Project engages 354 job seekers 2020-08-08 04:03:17Build Bhutan Project (BBP) has employed 216 job seekers under the direct engagement scheme as of yesterday. Of the 216, 131 are male, and 85 are wo

State has no constitutional obligation to supply tobacco: 2020-08-08 04:02:20People’s Democratic Party (PDP) countered the government’s justification to allow the sale of tobacco through the Bhutan Duty Free Ltd yes

There is no local transmission 2020-08-08 04:01:50There is not a single reported case of a local transmission in the country as of yesterday. We have, so far, 108 Covid-19 positive cases in the countr

Differences between Thrimthue and Compoundable offences 2020-08-08 04:01:17Kuensel, in its yesterday’s story “Increasing illegal entry cases along the border” quoted a prosecutor who  said: “Given

Apple growers report poor fruiting 2020-08-08 04:00:35In the last few years, apple production has continued to plummet in Thimphu, Paro, and Haa. This year is no different. Farmers are in for the worst

The Yeti: Why Bhutanese believe it exists 2020-08-08 03:59:34If you came across the yeti, what would you do?   Most Bhutanese would pray that they don’t cross paths with it. We believe that if we d

Bhutan and the Covid-19 pandemic 2020-08-08 03:58:43The first confirmed case of Covid-19 in Bhutan was detected on 6 March 2020. Since then, under the enlightened leadership and personal guidance of His

Sha Dha Gye’s Rada Lhakhang 2020-08-08 03:58:14A pair of tiny slip-on is firmly set at the foot of the staircase leading to Rada Lhakhang in Wangdue. Inside the heavily draped door curtain, 8-ye

Bidders face challenges to export cordyceps 2020-08-08 03:57:24The cordyceps has been affected by the Covid-19. The bidder attending the cordyceps auction have drastically decreased compared to the previous yea

Gender-based violence increases during the pandemic 2020-08-08 03:56:38Gender-based violence (GBV) cases have increased during the Covid-19 pandemic, according to records with the Respect, Educate, Nurture and Empower Wom

Chilli growers opt for plastic mulching 2020-08-08 03:56:02Many chilli farmers in Tsirang mourn over the poor chilli yield this season due to continuous heavy rainfall in the dzongkhag. 

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His Majesty confers medals and meets the family 2020-07-26 06:06:00His Majesty The King conferred  the Drakpoi Khorlo Medal to Chuma Kinzang Dorji of the Royal Bhutan Army, and the National Order of Merit (Silver

As Non Performing Loans reach a record 22 2020-07-26 06:01:00This maybe one thing that cannot be blamed on COVID-19 but is a core problem in the heart of Bhutan’s Financial System that has been growing ove

Govt to go in for long term bonds 2020-07-26 05:59:00The 2020-21 Financial Year budget of the government has a gaping and record fiscal deficit hole of 7.36 percent or Nu 15.329 billion (bn). Of this amo

Bhutan surrounded by COVID-19 cases along its 699 2020-07-26 05:46:00With increasing cases of smugglers and people crossing the international boundary of Bhutan with India, there is a huge and growing risk of community

His Majesty back after Royal Tour to the 2020-07-18 04:26:00His Majesty The King arrived back in the capital today after a tour of the Eastern parts of the country.  After visiting Bumthang, His Majesty vi

Bhutan making early efforts to get a share 2020-07-18 04:17:00There are around a 100 COVID-19 vaccines under development by various countries around the world with two of them ahead of the pack and showing promis

Civil Service Exams to be delayed by three 2020-07-18 04:15:00PE may be held in in October and ME towards end of December The much awaited Bhutan Civil Service Exams (BCSE) will be delayed by around three months.

Bhutan testing more as India crosses 1 mn 2020-07-18 03:53:00India maybe the next global hotspot for COVID-19 Neighboring India crossed a million COVID-19 cases late on Thursday around 170 days after it saw its

Royal Tour to Central, Eastern, and Southern Bhutan 2020-07-11 05:34:12His Majesty The King is on a Royal Tour of the central, eastern, and southern parts of Bhutan to inspect the impact and works related to COVID-19. The

Govt looking to invest billions outside for better 2020-07-11 05:32:26The Ministry of Finance (MoF) and the Druk Holdings and Investment (DHI) are working together to invest Bhutanese funds in financial markets and instr

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