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Nu 15.5M spent on testing people for Covid-19

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The government has so far spent more than Nu 15.5 million (M) on testing for the novel coronavirus. 
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Hotel and restaurants expect rent waivers

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Despite interest waivers on housing loans for three months starting April, most building owners have not announced any rent waivers for hotel and restaurants. 
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Man stabbed in Samdrupjongkhar

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A policeman has allegedly stabbed a 22-year-old man in Samdrupjongkhar around 8pm on April 27. The incident occurred near the Food Corporation of Bhutan’s (FCB) office.
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Import of rice increase by 18 percent

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Despite successive governments’ efforts to boost agricultural production over the years, the import of food products has increased. The import of rice increased to more than 84,584 metric tonnes (MT) in 2019 from 71,503MT in 2018, according to annual RNR statistics. This is an increase by 18 percent.
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Waiving off house rent

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At a private sector meeting held yesterday, one issue that dominated…
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Wildlife biologist wins the Whitley Awards

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Phuntsho Thinley (PhD), a wildlife biologist, won the prestigious Whitley Award yesterday for his lifelong work to preserve the rare alpine musk deer.
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Two airlines operating relief flights

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As Covid-19 continues to spread across the globe, the aviation industry has been hit hard. However, Bhutan’s two airlines—Drukair and Bhutan Airlines—are flying to bring Bhutanese from abroad home.
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Science and the Internet: the new normal for learning

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In early 2019, I stumbled across a post on Reddit which explained…
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Wood-based industries close without skilled labourers

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In the absence of skilled woodworkers from across the border due to the lockdown, the wood-based industries in Phuentsholing have come to a grinding halt.
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Private schools look at mid-May to resume classes

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Private schools in the country are hoping to reopen by mid of May, at the earliest.  Representatives from the Private School Association of Bhutan (PSAB) at a meeting yesterday resolved to appeal to the government with the proposal. It was one of the numerous resolutions.
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Four Bhutanese in New York recovered

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The number of new coronavirus cases has reached alarming rates in New York City, the epicentre of the pandemic in the United States, but the recovery rate among Bhutanese patients is encouraging.
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Hardware shops see a surge in demand, run out of goods

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With the border gate closed and Jaigaon under lockdown, hardware shops in Phuentsholing have for the first time garnered 100 percent grip of the market. Demand for construction materials have increased manifold and sales are at all-time high.
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Chef quarantined after touching notes tossed from facility

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A 22-year-old chef has been quarantined after he had come in contact with “potentially exposed cash” that was tossed from a quarantine facility in Thimphu on April 26.