Covid-19 virus mutating: Studies  

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Several studies now show that SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes Covid-19, is mutating. This means the virus’ genome is changing. The genome is a set of genetic instructions that contain all the information that the virus needs to function. 
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Access to quality health service biased: Health minister

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A sharp pain in the abdomen had been bothering Tashi for long. Her son, a cashier in one of the banks, takes her to see the doctor at the national referral hospital. They see the general duty medical officer after hours of waiting in line. She is given some painkillers and sent home. 
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Prime minister or party president?

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Is there a level playing field in a bye-election? This is the question on many minds every time there is a bye-election. This is because the ruling government headed by the party president who is also the prime minister of the country is involved in the campaigning.
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His Holiness the Je Khenpo launches ‘Our Gyenkhu’ initiative

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His Holiness the Je Khenpo launched the health ministry’s ‘Our Gyenkhu’ initiative, an initiative to instil a sense of responsibility and highlight the importance of engaging in productive activities, at Tashichhodzong yesterday. 
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MLCPs could remain as vegetable market

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The two multi-level car parks in Thimphu could remain as a vegetable market for upper Norzin lam and lower Norzin lam even if the planned vegetable markets in the identified zones are completed.
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MoH to continue flu vaccination programme

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The health ministry will continue with its plan to provide seasonal influenza (flu) vaccines to the general population.  Additional vaccines for the second phase of the mass vaccination programme are set to arrive next week. 
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Let there be automated sewerage system in Thimphu

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Development is more than a tactile reality. Sometimes it is better…
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Right to make informed decision could die in the name of apolitical nature

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Whenever there is a talk of an election, one of the most common issues people raise is about being political or apolitical.
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Onions overpriced? Report to OCP

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Not happy with the price of onions? Write or call the Office of Consumer Protection (OCP) instead of venting the frustration on social media. OCP officials are requesting people to report to them if onions and tomatoes are charged more than the price fixed by the Department of Agricultural Marketing and Cooperatives.
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No instant solution to Zhemgang’s power woes 

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All homes in Zhemgang would be connected with electricity with the works to connect the last 300 homes ongoing in the dzongkhag currently. 
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A platform to discuss De-Suups’ mental health

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De-Suups’ mental health status is discussed on webinar, which takes place every Thursday afternoon. It is organized by “National Covid-19 Mental Health and Psychosocial Response Team”
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iBhutan to support social entrepreneurs

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To provide support in social entrepreneurship education and innovation skills, the Youth Development Fund (YDF) launched Innovate Bhutan (iBhutan) centre on Thursday, October 29.
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Youth groups working for a good cause

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Karma Wangda was a victim of bullying. His peers used to make fun of his physical appearance and family background. Teachers weren’t of much help as he was a naughty student and nobody took him seriously. This made him depressed.