Bolero pickup trucks from Haa and Paro drop vegetables at the Food Corporation of Bhutan depot in Damchu yesterday. Villagers say much of their harvest has gone to waste due to lack of market.kuensel

A collective responsibility

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The prime minister’s office sent out a press release on Sunday. It was a plea to the people of Bhutan to cooperate and support the frontline workers.
Handing-taking: JICA Bhutan Office representative Kota Wakabayashi presents the contribution to Phuentsholing Thrompon Uttar Kumar Raikuensel

Japanese contribute to Bhutanese at the Toorsa temporary settlement

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More than 140 individuals, mostly Japanese friends of Bhutan, contributed equipment worth Nu 863,947 for the Phuentsholing Thromde’s ECCD centre, which is expected to open later this year.
Dawa Tshering, Thimphu City FC’s new midfielder cost the club Nu 250,000kuensel

Football clubs signs domestic players

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With the signing of foreign players restricted by the Covid-19 pandemic, local names are finding their value increase in the transfer market as the Bhutan Premier League (BPL) nears.

In the interest of P/ling and Jaigaon

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Mobile phones glued to their ears and eyes fixed on the other side of the gate, several people wait near the Phuentsholing main gate everyday. A plastic tray has been placed at the gate.
Bolero pickup trucks from Haa and Paro drop vegetables at the Food Corporation of Bhutan depot in Damchu yesterday. Villagers say much of their harvest has gone to waste due to lack of market.kuensel

Trading in Influence our biggest problem

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The National Corruption Barometer Report (NCBR) 2020 reveals that executives, the primary implementers of public policies and programmes are perceived to be the most corrupt. Does this ring a bell? We have heard this over and over again. Can we do something about this in earnest, letter, spirit and action? 
Bolero pickup trucks from Haa and Paro drop vegetables at the Food Corporation of Bhutan depot in Damchu yesterday. Villagers say much of their harvest has gone to waste due to lack of market.kuensel

Flu vaccines for all 

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When the next influenza (flu) season, October and November, sets in, the government would be ready to provide the influenza (flu) vaccine to all Bhutanese.   
Bolero pickup trucks from Haa and Paro drop vegetables at the Food Corporation of Bhutan depot in Damchu yesterday. Villagers say much of their harvest has gone to waste due to lack of market.kuensel

We have just about enough recurrent and capital budget: PM

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Should the Covid-19 pandemic continue beyond 2020 the government could be forced to take desperate measures such as cutting down on the allowances. The government had earlier, as one of the temporary cost-cutting measures, deferred the payment of leave travel concession (LTC).
Bolero pickup trucks from Haa and Paro drop vegetables at the Food Corporation of Bhutan depot in Damchu yesterday. Villagers say much of their harvest has gone to waste due to lack of market.kuensel

Rotting cabbage and troubled farmers 

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In Wanakha and Zursuna in Paro, cabbages grown for export are rotting in the fields. Tshering Wangdi usually sends truckloads of cabbages to the auction yard in Phuntshoing. The supply runs from July to October, which is worth Nu 700,000. 
Bolero pickup trucks from Haa and Paro drop vegetables at the Food Corporation of Bhutan depot in Damchu yesterday. Villagers say much of their harvest has gone to waste due to lack of market.kuensel

Sharing the benefits of the kidu

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There is a lot we need to learn from the coronavirus pandemic despite the widespread damage the virus is causing to human lives
Bolero pickup trucks from Haa and Paro drop vegetables at the Food Corporation of Bhutan depot in Damchu yesterday. Villagers say much of their harvest has gone to waste due to lack of market.kuensel

Covid-19 is not a tool to wrongfully terminate employees

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A report by Kuensel reads "Laid-off say hoteliers taking advantage of their plight.” If the report is true, it is a serious infringement on the fundamental and basic human rights of the employees, breach of employment contract, violates employment laws and regulations, and undermines His Majesty's Kidu prerogative.
Bolero pickup trucks from Haa and Paro drop vegetables at the Food Corporation of Bhutan depot in Damchu yesterday. Villagers say much of their harvest has gone to waste due to lack of market.kuensel

More private ECCD centres to reopen 

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Of 53 private Early Childhood Care and Development (ECCD) centres in the country, about half of them have decided to reopen and have approached the education ministry.  
Bolero pickup trucks from Haa and Paro drop vegetables at the Food Corporation of Bhutan depot in Damchu yesterday. Villagers say much of their harvest has gone to waste due to lack of market.kuensel

The pandemic is still major threat

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Twenty-six of the 53 private Early Childhood Care and Development (ECCD) centres have reopened. The reopening of the ECCD centres, which are critically important for early stimulation to foster creative,
Bolero pickup trucks from Haa and Paro drop vegetables at the Food Corporation of Bhutan depot in Damchu yesterday. Villagers say much of their harvest has gone to waste due to lack of market.kuensel

Hydropower besides, Bhutan looks at renewable energy

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Bhutan is energy-rich, but ironically, the country also imports energy, especially in winters when the country’s river systems ooze less water.