Test before leaving: The 75 loaders, who have been relieved from the Phuentsholing mini dry port, wait in queue to test for Covid-19 yesterday morningkuensel

Education ministry’s indecision tortures P/ling teachers and parents 

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With eight days to start school, many parents and teachers in Phuentsholing are growing anxious as the education ministry delays its decision on the students’ relocation and the transfer of their teachers. 
Test before leaving: The 75 loaders, who have been relieved from the Phuentsholing mini dry port, wait in queue to test for Covid-19 yesterday morningkuensel

Offices and institutions in Thimphu could open only next month

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Offices, institutions and schools in Thimphu would not open until the end of the month, as the second round of mass testing could take at least five days — January 25 to 29, Kuensel learnt.      
Test before leaving: The 75 loaders, who have been relieved from the Phuentsholing mini dry port, wait in queue to test for Covid-19 yesterday morningkuensel

Three-star hotel under ACC “freeze notice” getting damaged

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While the land encroachment case between the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) and former Trongsa Dzongdag Lhab Dorji is still pending in the High Court, a property on the land in question is getting damaged.
Test before leaving: The 75 loaders, who have been relieved from the Phuentsholing mini dry port, wait in queue to test for Covid-19 yesterday morningkuensel

Taskforce to review SOP

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The National Covid-19 Task Force will head to Paro to review the standard operating procedures (SOP) and to identify why school buses were used or quarantine requirement was done away with, according to Foreign Minister Dr Tandi Dorji.
Test before leaving: The 75 loaders, who have been relieved from the Phuentsholing mini dry port, wait in queue to test for Covid-19 yesterday morningkuensel

APEMS in Sri Lanka hope for government support 

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Given the need for health professionals in the country, the then government instituted an Assistance to Privately Enrolled Medical Students (APEMS) scholarship scheme in 2009 through an executive order. 
Test before leaving: The 75 loaders, who have been relieved from the Phuentsholing mini dry port, wait in queue to test for Covid-19 yesterday morningkuensel

Handicraft shopowners fear starting new business will not be viable

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Almost a year out of business, handicraft shop owners say they tried various businesses to survive. Some started selling groceries and garments and others tried to sell products online and run restaurants but could not make much progress.

A Promise Kept

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At the GAVI Virtual Vaccine Summit in June last year, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had said: “India not only has the capacity to contribute to global health efforts, but also has the will to do so in a spirit of sharing and caring”.
The sales counter was inaugurated on November 26 last year Photo: Haa dzongkhag Facebook page

Highland sales counter in Haa struggles to sell products

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As a class 10 drop out struggling to work in the farm, Dawa Pem was happy when she was told she could run the highland sales counter in Haa. Her parents agreed to run the sales counter with two other families in Haa for three years.
Test before leaving: The 75 loaders, who have been relieved from the Phuentsholing mini dry port, wait in queue to test for Covid-19 yesterday morningkuensel

Economic Roadmap targets GDP of USD 10B by 2030

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The 21st Century Economic Roadmap task force has finalised a draft report, which sets an ambitious target of a high-income economy by 2030 with a per capita income of USD 12,375.
Test before leaving: The 75 loaders, who have been relieved from the Phuentsholing mini dry port, wait in queue to test for Covid-19 yesterday morningkuensel

MDP workers asked to leave as mechanisation takes over

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After undergoing the Covid-19 test, 75 loaders left their job at the Mini Dry Port (MDP) in Phuentsholing yesterday.
Test before leaving: The 75 loaders, who have been relieved from the Phuentsholing mini dry port, wait in queue to test for Covid-19 yesterday morningkuensel

Vaccination to start with Bhutanese travelling outside 

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While the government is still going for a mass Covid-19 vaccination campaign, Foreign Minister Dr Tandi Dorji said that the first consignment of vaccine
Test before leaving: The 75 loaders, who have been relieved from the Phuentsholing mini dry port, wait in queue to test for Covid-19 yesterday morningkuensel

Entertainment businesses seek rental support

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For the owners of nightclubs, drayangs and karaoke in Gelephu, returning to business has become challenging with most of them losing space and properties to landlords.
Test before leaving: The 75 loaders, who have been relieved from the Phuentsholing mini dry port, wait in queue to test for Covid-19 yesterday morningkuensel

The never-ending chilli issue

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On Wednesday, frustrated vegetable vendors at the Centenary Farmers’ Market like a pack of vultures circled and pecked on a bolero pickup truck that arrived from Dagana.