Harvest is delayed since prolonged monsoon damaged seedlingskuensel

Most Tsirang and Dagana chilli to hit market next month 

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With more than 250 farmers from five gewogs growing chilli on about 125 acres, Dagana is expected to produce about 165 metric tonnes (MT) of green chilli this winter. 
Construction materials cost up by 30 to 80 percentkuensel

There is no need to rush

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The stars are aligned with what many would want in the next few weeks and months concerning protecting all, Bhutanese and foreigners in the country against Covid-19.
Construction materials cost up by 30 to 80 percentkuensel

Fewer calls for mental health aid during the second lockdown

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The psychiatry department of Jigme Dorji Wangchuck National Referral Hospital has recorded fewer cases this time compared with the first lockdown.  The department received more than 200 calls related to mental health during the second lockdown. During the first lockdown, the case number was about 300. 
Construction materials cost up by 30 to 80 percentkuensel

Staying safe and resilient is our only defense as we wait for Covid-19 vaccine

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India launched one of the world’s biggest Covid vaccination drive on January 16 with the aim to inoculate 30 million health and frontline workers. By mid this year, India plans to vaccinate 300 million more people.
Construction materials cost up by 30 to 80 percentkuensel

Dana helps Bhutan to prepare for vaccination programme

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While the government has devised a new strategy to vaccinate the entire eligible population in the country, the campaign will not start before mid-March. As the plan is to begin the programme on an auspicious day, the Dana (inauspicious month) that starts from February 14 until March 13 gives the government and the people to observe the potential adverse effects of the Covid-19 vaccine. 
Construction materials cost up by 30 to 80 percentkuensel

Traffic in Thimphu

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The new found time and the empty Thimphu roads due to the national lockdown have spurred these thoughts. Traffic in Thimphu is a minor annoyance during rush hours so I am questioning myself whether these thoughts are worth having.
Construction materials cost up by 30 to 80 percentkuensel

Last two mega zones turn yellow

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Residents in the remaining two mega zones of Thimphu thromde can venture out of their homes as unlocking phase one begins in Central mega zones 1 and 2 from today. 
Construction materials cost up by 30 to 80 percentkuensel

Opposition recommends improvement in Covid-19 management

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To avoid situations stranded people faced, the Opposition Party has recommended the government to develop better and standard protocols and procedures for facilitating both emergency and normal travels.
Construction materials cost up by 30 to 80 percentkuensel

Gender-based violence during second lockdown cross 200 mark

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Thimphu police, National Commission for Women and Children (NCWC), and RENEW recorded 223 gender-based violence cases during the second lockdown from December 20 to January 15.
Construction materials cost up by 30 to 80 percentkuensel

Cost escalation and skilled labour shortage impede construction

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Cost of construction materials increased by 30 to 80 percent, according to a survey conducted by the Construction Association of Bhutan (CAB).
Construction materials cost up by 30 to 80 percentkuensel

Govt. plans nationwide Covid-19 vaccination 

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Younten Tshedup The government will be rolling out the Covid-19 vaccines only after procuring sufficient doses to vaccinate the entire 533,000 eligible population in the country. Given that the current vaccines are administered in two doses, Prime Minister Dr Lotay Tshering said that around 1.2 million (M) doses would be required to begin the mass vaccination programme.     
Construction materials cost up by 30 to 80 percentkuensel

Thimphu and Paro begin unlocking

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Much to the relief of residents in Thimphu and Paro, the national Covid-19 taskforce (NC19TF) has initiated the first phase unlocking in the two red zones since Sunday. 
Construction materials cost up by 30 to 80 percentkuensel

Easing the lockdown with mega zones 

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With more than 5,785 samples cleared of Covid-19, South mega zone in Thimphu Thromde is declared a yellow zone. The relaxation of lockdown in the zone will begin from today.