MoF calls for uniform travel allowances for all agencies

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Beginning September 1, the finance ministry has asked all agencies funded by the government to adhere to a uniform monthly travel allowance for all staff irrespective of position levels. 

Highlanders use technology to survey pastureland

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What took days earlier, the highlanders of Merak and Sakteng gewogs in Trashigang have been able to accomplish within a short time  using nothing more than their smartphones. 

Global Covid-19 death toll touches million mark 

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Covid-19 has claimed more than a million (M) lives as of yesterday, according to the Johns Hopkins University (JHU) in the US.  Data from the university show that some 1,000,555 people across the world have now died from the virus with over 33M confirmed cases and more than 23M recoveries.
Samdrupjongkhar Middle Secondary Schoolkuensel

Samdrupjongkhar schools to resume on October 4

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Although schools in Samdrupjongkhar had reopened with the Covid-19 preventive protocols on September 28, most of the students would report to their respective schools only on October 4 as they are under a weeklong quarantine.

Sharing cost

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Bhutanese quarantined and tested for Covid-19 have the option to pay the quarantine charges and bear the cost of the RT-PCR test starting next month. The decision follows what the task force calls "overwhelming offers from the general public" to bear the cost.

Pawo’s Lunana: A Yak in the Classroom enters 2021 Oscars

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Bhutanese film Lunana: A Yak in the Classroom has officially entered the 2021 Oscars. This is the second-ever Bhutanese film to enter for Oscar nomination, the first being Dzongsar Khyentse’s The Cup (1999).
The Paro DT passed a resolution recently to request the government and MoWHS to relook into the valley development projectkuensel

Residents unhappy with Paro valley development project

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Paro Valley Development Project (PVDP), three years after it was launched, has left residents disappointed. PVDP is a 20-year development and land use plan for the preservation of cultural landscape, topography, surface hydrology, and natural environment and existing settlement pattern.
Tenzin Thinley of HQUFC (yellow -number 17) scored a deciding goal for the team yesterdaykuensel

High Quality defeats Transport United 3-2

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High Quality United FC (HQUFC) defeated Transport United FC (TUFC) 3-2 in the ongoing BoB Bhutan Premier League (BPL) at the Changlimithang Stadium yesterday.  

His Highness The Amir of Kuwait passes away

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On the Royal Command of His Majesty The King, special prayers will be conducted across the nation today upon the passing away of the Amir of Kuwait, Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah. 

An independent office to address water shortage: PM 

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The government is looking into forming an independent office under the Water Flagship Programme that will spearhead to address both drinking water and irrigation water supply shortage, according to Prime Minister Dr Lotay Tshering.  

Bhutan’s first govt. bond, worth Nu 3B, well-received 

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The issuance of the first-ever sovereign or government bond worth Nu 3 billion (B) with a three-year maturity period has been well-received and fully subscribed.

Bhutan and Bangladesh to sign preferential trade agreement

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Bhutan and Bangladesh have finalised the draft terms and conditions for signing a preferential trade agreement (PTA) that is expected to increase trade between the two countries.

The tobacco dilemma

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The government, despite severe criticisms from several groups and political parties, went ahead with the decision to allow the sale of tobacco in the country. It made the Bhutan Duty Free Limited the main vendor of tobacco products.