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Covid-19 paves way for ICTization

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While there are ambiguities surrounding the current Covid-19 pandemic, what is certain is that the post Covid-19 Bhutan would see itself leveraging on information technology. 
His Majesty visits Dawaling, a border village, in Norbugang, Samtsekuensel

HM returns from tour of Southern dzongkhags

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His Majesty The King arrived in Thimphu after a weeklong visit to Samtse and Phuentsholing to review the security and preparatory measures to combat Covid-19.
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Next two years critical for Bhutan’s economy

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The government is planning on clubbing major activities from the entire 12th Plan to be executed in the next two years as it mulls on the way forward post-Covid-19. That is considering the Covid-19 pandemic ends this year. 
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Tourism stimulus package to benefit 2,436 

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Tourism Council of Bhutan (TCB) has reprioritised its entire tourism flagship programme to help engage those affected by Covid-19 pandemic in the tourism industry. 
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Big and recent borrowers to benefit from waivers

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Those who have availed loan and could afford to pay their “equated monthly instalment” (EMI) could doubly benefit from the monetary measures as the central bank directed banks to ease the burden on the people.
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Relief measures worth Nu 3.37B

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In shouldering one of the biggest afflictions of the Covid19 pandemic, financial institutions are likely to forego an estimated income on interest to the tune of Nu 1.68B in three months.
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All businesses to close shop by 7pm, gatherings discouraged

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In their effort to ensure that there is no risk of community infection, the government late yesterday evening announced that all businesses will have to close by 7pm starting today.
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Stockpiling fuel and essential items begins

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The government has allocated adequate resources for import of fuel and essential items to last for at least six months, according to officials. Finance Secretary Nim Dorji on April 11 said that the funds had been allocated to boost the fuel reserves at Thinchupangkha in Paro and Dechencholing in Thimphu.
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His Majesty The King addresses the nation

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The world is faced with an unprecedented challenge due to the spread of the novel coronavirus. The risks unleashed by this pandemic are escalating by the day. Realising that Bhutan will not be an exception to the adverse effects of this global pandemic, we have planned and implemented various strategies to cope with the threat in a timely and effective manner. 
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His Holiness Je Thrizur Tenzin Doendrup passes away

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His Holiness the 68th Je Khenpo, Tenzin Doendrup, passed away peacefully at his residence in Dodena, Thimphu on the auspicious 15th day of the second month of the Male Iron Rat Year. However, he entered the state of parinirvana or in the meditation posture.
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Government ready with additional quarantine facility

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About 312 Bhutanese are returning to Bhutan today. Another 1,000 or more are expected to return including those in Australia and in the Middle East countries soon.
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Hotels are not making profit from food or rooms:  Owners

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From the quality of food and the misconception that hoteliers who volunteered to offer their property as quarantine facilities are making profits, hoteliers are at the receiving end of social media critics. With pictures of food served at different quarantine centres circulating online, people are alleging hoteliers of compromising with the menu and making profit out of it.   
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Community takes over Covid-19 responsibility

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If small is beautiful, the Gomtu community is living up to the phrase. Gomtu is a small town that has remained almost isolated after Bhutan’s border was sealed on March 23. Located almost 60km from Phuentsholing and Samtse, there is no internal route to travel from Gomtu to Samtse.