His Majesty appoints Chief Justice of Bhutan

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In a simple ceremony, His Majesty The King granted Dakyen to appoint Chogyal Dago Rigdzin as the new Chief Justice of Bhutan yesterday. Her Majesty The Gyaltsuen graced the ceremony.
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16 minors sexually assaulted in five months

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At least one child was sexually abused every week in the past five months in the capital according to reports with the national referral hospital. 
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Jaigaon detects five Covid-19 positive cases

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If there are Bhutanese still living across the border, in Jaigaon, they should report to the Covid-19 task force in Phuentsholing and come home.
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Breaking the ‘no market’ curse for local farm produces 

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The Covid-19 pandemic has taught the country to take food self-sufficiency seriously. Even after decades of having nutrition and food security policy, the country has not progressed beyond subsistence agriculture.      
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Airlines struggle to stay afloat

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Like everywhere around the world, the air travel business in the country has been hit the hardest from the Covid-19 pandemic. No sooner had the news of virus became widespread, travel demand of the two airlines in the country plummeted.   
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Contract holds back Bhutanese wanting to return from Kuwait

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They sound desperate, willing to forgo benefits and even termination if they can come home. This is the plight of some Bhutanese in Kuwait who are stranded in the oil rich kingdom after their employers refused to let them go.
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Tax reforms applicable retrospectively from Jan 16

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The overhauling of the tax system, which has been at the heart of the government’s economic reform policies, has come into effect retrospectively from January 16.
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Differences in opinion hold work at the PHPA I

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The Punatsangchhu Hydroelectric Project I (PHPA I) is yet to receive a report to resolve issues related to the dam and the sliding on the dam’s right bank. 
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Bhutan not yet decided on opening to tourists

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Opening tourism would depend on the government’s directives and how the pandemic situation will unfold, according to the Director General (DG) of the Tourism Council of Bhutan, Dorji Dhradhul. 
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Convertible currency earnings hit

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It looked like the country was set to have one of the best years in tourism after the Lonely Planet in October 2019 recognised Bhutan as the number one travel destination for 2020. What happened is just the opposite.
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20 Covid-19 cases

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With nine new Covid-19 cases detected in the last 24 hours, Bhutan’s Covid-19 tally has jumped to 20 as of yesterday. This puts the total number of active cases to 15 of which 14 are in the isolation ward at the national referral hospital. One patient is in de-isolation, in a hotel after testing negative twice within 24 hours.
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Build Bhutan to employ 7,000 in the construction sector 

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A round 7,000 job seekers will find work in the construction sector through the labour ministry’s Build Bhutan Project beginning next month. 
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JDWNRH well placed to handle the rise in Covid-19 cases 

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With two more people testing positive for Covid-19 on May 11, the total number of positive cases in the country has jumped to 11.  Of the total, six are active cases of which five are in the isolation ward at the national referral hospital. This is the highest number of patients the isolation ward has housed at the same time so far.