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Bhutan’s tally rises to 110 as two more tests positive to Covid-19 

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Despite her age and the underlying health condition, the 65-year-old woman who tested positive to Covid-19 on August 9 in Phuentsholing is in stable condition.   
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Bhutan, Nepal, and Sri Lanka get SDF and WFP support

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The SAARC Development Fund (SDF) approved USD 8.58 million to improve nutrition through fortified rice in Bhutan, Nepal, and Sri Lanka.
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ACC recommends reviewing security protocols and guidelines

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The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has called on the government and relevant authorities to review guidelines of providing residential security to VVIPs and VIP.
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Labour shortage hits construction sector in Samtse

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Without enough skilled workers, many private constructions have come to a standstill and others have been severely hit.  Contractors and those building homes said that the shortage of skilled workers in the market has become the biggest problem. 
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Historic cantilever bridge in Trongsa has been renovated

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Trekkers and travellers on the old route from View Point to Trongsa will get the opportunity to use the new bazam. The traditional cantilever bridge over Mangdechhu has now been renovated.
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SDF approves USD 7.7M for Covid-19 response projects

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SAARC Development Fund (SDF) has approved USD 7.7 million (M) to seven of its member countries for projects in response to the Covid-19 pandemic.  
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Dochu-Ritsa residents have not enough drinking water

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Lack of drinking water has forced over 40 households in Dochu-Ritsa chiwog in Punakha to fetch water from the Mochhu and the irrigation water source flowing from Nyakhulum.
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Cordyceps disappearing in Trashiyangtse

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After braving vagaries of the weather for weeks and getting separated from her two children, Cheki returned home from the hills disappointed.  The mother of two from Tarphel village in remote Trashiyangtse went to collect Yartsa Goenbub (Cordyceps Sinensis), but managed only 150 pieces in two weeks.
Kinley Pelmo Gyeltshen helping students with their assignments at Dop-Shari gewogkuensel

Sisters guide remote learning in Dop-Shari, Paro

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She wants to be an engineer, this one, a 10-year-old with cropped hair wearing a nylon full kira. She puts it in her journal.
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De-Suups and police rescue eight people

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De-Suups and police in Thimphu rescued eight people, in two different groups, from the jungles above Thimphu in the early hours of Sunday, in a search and rescue operation that started around 9:30pm on Saturday.
Education in motion: In an initiative to leave no student behind, teachers of Gosarling PS started “mobile teaching” where teachers visit students who missed lessons due to lack of access to TV, internet and Google class.kuensel

School to the rescue of underprivileged students

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It is 9am. The otherwise quiet morning at Gosarling gewog centre in Tsirang has come to life with students of the nearby primary school gathering at the centre. A group of Class V and VI students, wearing multi-colored face masks, stand in a queue, waiting to enter the hall. 
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Business booms along Samtse-P/ling highway 

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The Covid-19 pandemic has eventually led to some positive developments for many villagers of Tading gewog in Samtse, residing along the Phuentsholing-Samtse highway.
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Tourism development: Looking inward

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Tourism is one of Bhutan’s mainstays. However, we haven’t looked beyond international guests. Covid-19 pandemic, therefore, taught us a good lesson. Domestic tourism is now beginning in earnest.