Foresters in Samtse on Covid-19. More than 140 foresters are placed along the borders as they observe the International Rangers Day todaykuensel

Guarding the porous border in Sarpang

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In Umling, Gelephu, an irrigation channel separates officials from Royal Manas National Park (RMNP) on Covid-19 duty from nearby Indian settlement in the State of Assam.
A DeSuup on duty in Samtsekuensel

A bold and practical decision

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The government has risked getting bashed from all corners in taking a decision to allow the sale of tobacco in the country even with a law that says sale and distribution of tobacco is not allowed.
A DeSuup on duty in Samtsekuensel

210 Classes X and XII students dropped out

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The education ministry has found out that 114 Class X students and 96 Class XII students had not returned to school after schools reopened on July 1. Together, 210 students have dropped out of school so far this year.
Parked: Trucks without much to do in P’lingkuensel

Boulder trucks jobless after pandemic

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Although loan deferment has come as a major relief to the dumper truck owners and transporters, without the export of dredged riverbed materials (RBM) to Bangladesh and India due to the pandemic, hundreds of trucks have remained idle for months.
A DeSuup on duty in Samtsekuensel

A solution to the labour shortage

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The construction industry has almost come to a standstill. It is not because of lack of raw materials or the weather. It is the shortage of workers.  The more we delay the on-going construction, government or private, the costlier it is going to become.
Construction halt due to lack of labourers (file photo)kuensel

Hundreds apply for foreign workers with MoLHR

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To help the construction industry that has almost come to a standstill and fill gaps at the professional level, the labour ministry is recruiting skilled workers and professionals while also allowing those who left the country before the pandemic to return.
A DeSuup on duty in Samtsekuensel

54 people quarantined in Nganglam 

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Fifty-three people had been put under home quarantine in Nganglam, Pemagatshel recently after coming into contact with a man, who had crossed the border illegally. 
Two auctions were held in Dangchu gewog this weekkuensel

Another poor show at Yartsa Genbub auction

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Days and weeks spent looking for cordyceps in the mountains of Tangchulay, Yango and Metha-Chutha this year had disappointed villagers of Dangchu gewog in Wangdue as the fungi they collected couldn’t be sold or price were poor at auctions.
A DeSuup on duty in Samtsekuensel

Covid-19 impact on Bhutanese in Kuwait

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Many Bhutanese have returned from Kuwait, but there are still others who have decided to stay back. The Government of Kuwait has decided to restore normal life and reopen economy; lifting lockdown; and relaxing curfew hours. Bhutanese in Kuwait have started to work again.
A DeSuup on duty in Samtsekuensel

Consumer prices rise amid Covid-19

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Consumer prices rose sharply from March to May in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, according to the Consumer Price Index (CPI) published recently by the National Statistics Bureau (NSB).    
A DeSuup on duty in Samtsekuensel

First batch of DeSuups completes month-long duty

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The first batch of 400 DeSuups who were deputed to the south to support the various agencies patrolling along the borders, have completed their month-long duty period. They were serving in Samtse, Phuentsholing, Gelephu and Samdrupjongkhar.
A DeSuup on duty in Samtsekuensel

Quarantine in Tshongzom village lifted

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After 87 villagers, including the primary contacts,  tested negative for Covid-19 yesterday, the home ministry lifted the community quarantine restrictions placed on Tshongzom in Samtse gewog, Samtse. 
A DeSuup on duty in Samtsekuensel

School principals witness increasing dropout cases

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A school principal in Tsirang was shocked when he called one of his Class X students to enquire why she decided not to return to school when it reopened on July 1.