Meat, Doma and essentials running out amidst roadblocks

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Disaster: Due to Thimphu-Phuentsholing highway block, prices of Doma (areca nut) and betel leaf, Bjitsi Ema (small chilli) and eggplant have risen in the Centenary Farmers’ Market (CFM) in Thimphu. Meat shops have run out of stock.

Prophecy – Terma

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Review: Prophecy – Terma is a film that attempts to challenge the Buddhist conventions and the traditional religious belief systems. 

Fuel depots still without petrol

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Transportation: Twenty-four fuel tankers arrived Thimphu yesterday. However, fuel depots in Punakha and Wangdue are still without petrol.

Preparing for future disasters

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Construction of National Emergency Operation Centre and 10 helipads on the cards

Preparedness: Should disasters like the recent flash floods or even bigger ones strike the country in the near future, Bhutan would be better prepared.

Kamji bridge could be completed today

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Connectivity: His Majesty The King, accompanied by the Prime Minister, visited Kamji yesterday to inspect the ongoing construction of the 160-foot bailey bridge.

Nimtola School left with only a week’s rations

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The school has 152 students

Supplies: Nimtola Primary School is left with rations to last only a week with multiple roadblocks between Geserling and Dorona gewog in Dagana not yet cleared.

No threat of flooding in Pelrithang

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Update: With the Setikharey stream in Gelephu subsiding and the weather improving yesterday, settlements in Pelrithang are now safe from the threat of flooding.

LG elections likely to be further delayed

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LG: Numerous roadblocks occurring in the country are likely to further delay the upcoming local government (LG) elections.

Bumthang decides to keep their geydrungs

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LG: Local leaders in Bumthang, during the 13th dzongkhag tshogdu yesterday had a lengthy discussion on the abolishment of the post of geydrung.

Pulling together in challenging times

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The past few days have been particularly difficult for us as the rains brought numerous floods and roadblocks cutting off communities and making travel unsafe. Monsoon has left us with so many lessons.

Customers irked with Bhutan Telecom’s data charges

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ICT: For the past few days, B-mobile subscribers in the country have been facing issues with the telco’s services.

Contract teachers for teachers on maternity leave

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Education: The dzongkhags and thromdes of Samtse, Thimphu and Zhemgang are considering recruiting contract teachers as substitutes for teachers on maternity leave.

Bringing back the joys of gardening

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Main story: A cloudy, rainless weekend, a perfect day to step out for a bit of fresh air.