Bhutan: Total: 966 | Active: 82 | Recovered: 883 | Death: 1 | Global Covid-19 Cases Confirmed cases: 142,097,817 | Recovered: 80,276,628 | Deaths: 3,029,810

A close call for the capital city? 

Thimphu will have to endure another lockdown beginning today if the test results of the contacts of the three infected hotel staff turn positive.  

Thromde election to be held on the set date despite lockdown in P’ling

The third thromde elections will be held even during the unprecedented situation of the Covid-19 pandemic on April 28, according to the Election Commission of Bhutan (ECB).

Farmers lose potatoes to wild boars 

Wild boars have been wreaking havoc in the settlements of Haa, forcing villagers to stay up all night guarding their potato and wheat fields.

Farmers reap good chilli harvest and price

A farmers’ group of Jangdung village in Saling gewog made the first harvest of their winter chilli last Sunday and sold about 20 kilogrammes at Gyalpozhing vegetable market.

Nganglam MP dies after consuming a wild plant

Druk Phuensum Tshogpa’s Member of Parliament from Nganglam, Choida Jamtsho, died on the night of April 18 after consuming a curry made of some wild plant in Baelangdra, Wangduephodrang. 

Picture Story

April 20, 2021

Members of Parliament and staff, led by Speaker Wangchuk Namgyel and NC Chairperson Tashi Dorji, offered a thousand butter lamps and prayers in the memory of late Choida Jamtsho, MP from Nganglam, Pemagatshel at Simtokha Dzong yesterday.

April 20, 2021

Thirteen farmer groups and Ura Central School in Bumthang received a set of poly house each from Nyo Foundation, a religious organization of Sumthrang Choeje yesterday.

To support villagers of Ura in overcoming the impact of Covid-19, the free poly house materials have been arranged through a project in partnership with ASIA Onlus, an international NGO based in Italy. The project is funded by the Autonomous Province of Bolzano.

Ura Gup Khandu Wangchuk said that as the gewog is located at a high altitude, the groups and members will benefit from the poly houses.

April 16, 2021

After completing the 21-day mandatory quarantine and testing negative to Covid-19, Lyonchhen Dr Lotay Tshering moved out of the quarantine facility in Thimphu yesterday

April 12, 2021

His Majesty The King and Her Majesty The Gyaltsuen offered prayers and lit 1,000 butterlamps in memory of His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, at the Mongar Dzong on April 10. Her Majesty Gyalyum Tshering Yangdoen Wangchuck, His Royal Highness Gyaltshab Jigme Dorji Wangchuck, and Ashi Yeatso Lhamo accompanied Their Majesties. 

His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh, husband of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II passed away on April 9, at the age of 99. 

Upon Royal Command, special prayers have been held in monasteries across Bhutan. In Thimphu, His Royal Highness Prince Jigyel Ugyen Wangchuck, joined by the Foreign Minister, British residents in Bhutan, and Bhutanese who studied in the UK, offered prayers and lit 1,000 butterlamps at the Simtokha Dzong.

April 8, 2021

Thimphu City FC conceded two goals and lost against Club Eagles of the Maldives at Rasmee Dhandu National Stadium during the Asian Football Confederation Cup preliminary stage 1.2 yesterday.

April 6, 2021

Forest fires in  Udzorong gewog in Trashigang and Tongmajangsa gewog in Trashiyangtse destroyed more than 350 acres of forest. Steep terrain and strong winds prevented the officials and volunteers in fighting the fire. However, there is no report of any casualty.

April 5, 2021

Head of Mission of the Embassy of the State of Kuwait, Fadel Alhasan and Abeer Marrafie gifted educational materials, toys and baking equipment from Kuwait to Gawaling Happy Home on April 3.

April 1, 2021

 

Hundreds queue at the RBP Flu Clinic in Thimphu yesterday which serves as the vaccination centre for those chronically ill and their attendants

March 30, 2021

To cover those who cannot make it to the vaccination posts, health officials are visiting homes with the entire medical gear to vaccinate those who have mobility issues and the elderly population  Photo: MoH

March 29, 2021

Ordination: Ugyen Dorji,13, a Class V student and his friends prepare for their new life at the Thegchhok Namdrol Ugyen Choeling Shedra in Drametse, Mongar

March 27, 2021

 

Business as gingerly it goes: Ginger stockpiles grow at the FCBL depot in Samdrupjongkhar as election in states across the border put a stop on money transaction and suspends factory production temporarily

March 27, 2021

De-suups lay their obligations and responsibilities to the side for a moment and spiritually make time to dedicate the prayers for a successful vaccination. From the acts of body, speech and mind, the Desuups heartfully recite Sangay Moenlha (Medicinal Buddha) and Jigten Wangchuk Soeldep with the monastic body.

March 27, 2021

A doma (areca nut) processing unit in Chuzergang with a capacity to produce over 300 pon (eighty pieces) of musa in a day was inaugurated on March 25. The unit is expected to reduce the import of doma products and enable local vendors and farmers to sell doma at a competitive price. The dzongkhag supported Tashiphendey Detshen, the farmer’s group running the unit, procure machinery and helped set up the unit. The dzongkhag invested close to Nu 1 million. The unit is temporarily established at Sansari town near Norbuling Central School. Officials from dzongkhag, drungkhag, and gewog attended the inauguration. 

March 26, 2021

Lhuentse  was the last to receive the last Covid-19 vaccine consignment yesterday morning. His Holiness the Je Khenpo conducted thruesoel, and prayers at Namdroling Goenzin Dratshang in Lhuentse. The vaccines were distributed from Thimphu via choppers, aeroplanes, and in refrigerated vans to 1,001 vaccination centres across the country. 

Sports

In a league of their own

Three straight wins, two hatricks in three games, a clean sheet and an overhead (bicycle kick) goal that could contest for the goal of the season. This is the story of Phuensum football club (FC) so far who is leading the Thimphu District League in group B.

Business

Pasakha industrykuensel

Ferrosilicon price hits a record high 

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The ferrosilicon export price has hit a record price with a metric tonne (MT) earning as high as Nu 107,000 today. The lowest price for 1MT of ferrosilicon is Nu 102,000.