FCB officials and volunteers unload ration in Samdrupjongkharkuensel

Learning should continue, e-Learning is optional: PM

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Prime Minister Dr Lotay Tshering said it was not compulsory to teach students through e-learning and there was never a government directive asking to do so. He emphasised, however, there was a need for students to continue learning.
FCB officials and volunteers unload ration in Samdrupjongkharkuensel

BIT and CIT deadline deferred to June 30

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Business Income Tax (BIT) and Corporate Income Tax (CIT) filing for 2019 has been deferred until June 30. As if they knew it was coming, not many paid the CIT or the BIT although the deadline to file the tax ends on March 31, two working days from today.
Indian vehicles carrying vegetables and raw materials for industries in Pasakha reach Phuentsholing. The trucks carrying materials for the industries were stranded across the border after the lockdown in India.kuensel

Vegetables, essentials and factory goods keep coming

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Despite the complete lockdown ordered by the government of India, the second gate that connects Phuentsholing to the infamous Bau Bazaar in Jaigaon was a busy place yesterday.
FCB officials and volunteers unload ration in Samdrupjongkharkuensel

The Bhutanese spirit

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We are into the third week since the first Covid-19 positive case was reported in the country. As of now, we have only three positive cases. All are imported.
FCB officials and volunteers unload ration in Samdrupjongkharkuensel

Right to privacy law necessary not luxurious

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The right to privacy is a fundamental right under Article 7(19) of our Constitution, which states: “A person shall not be subjected to arbitrary or unlawful interference with his or her privacy, family, home or correspondence nor to unlawful attacks on the person’s honour and reputation”.
Health Minister Dechen Wangmo shows a child the steps to handwashingkuensel

Government urges people to maintain physical distance

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Physical distancing is one of the most effective ways to prevent the transmission of Covid-19. However, many of the public places in Thimphu are facing difficulty in limiting the number of people coming into close contact.
FCB officials and volunteers unload ration in Samdrupjongkharkuensel

Bhutan Foundation donates equipment and supplies

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Bhutan Foundation handed over medical supplies and equipment worth Nu 1.13 million to the health ministry. 
FCB officials and volunteers unload ration in Samdrupjongkharkuensel

DHI offers free electricity and data for quarantine centres

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In appreciation of the hoteliers, who offered their facilities as quarantine centres, DHI and companies have decided that Bhutan Power Corporate (BPC) and Bhutan Telecom Limited (BTL) will provide free electricity and free data services to all private quarantine centres. 
FCB officials and volunteers unload ration in Samdrupjongkharkuensel

Govt. starts providing economic relief package

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The government has already started to provide relief packages to sectors affected by the Covid-19 pandemic even before the economic stimulus plan is announced.
Tashi Wangmo, handicraft owner sharing her concernkuensel

Covid-19 affects handicraft business

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The tourism industry is feeling the brunt of the covid-19 crisis and the effects are spreading to small scale industry including handicraft shops, local producers and community service providers like Horse Contractors Association (HCA).

Paro tshechu to be closed-door affair

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The annual Paro tshechu this year will be a closed-door affair.
FCB officials and volunteers unload ration in Samdrupjongkharkuensel

Government bans contact sports until further notice

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To contain the spread of Covid-19, the government has announced the prohibition of all the sports that involve physical contact. Prime Minister Dr Lotay Tshering said that minimising the people-to-people contact was critically important.
FCB officials and volunteers unload ration in Samdrupjongkharkuensel

FCB supplies rations to eastern dzongkhags

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People in eastern dzongkhags need not worry about ration shortage, as Food Corporation of Bhutan (FCB) is supplying continuous rations to respective dzongkhags.