The current school system and curriculum are perfectly designed to create unemployment (File photo)kuensel

Reforming the education system

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Following His Majesty The King’s National Day address, on December 17, calling on systemic reforms in the education system, the education ministry has been working on to create an education reform team. 
Mass testing for Covid-19 in Thimphu began on January 15. De-Suups will visit homes and inform residents about the specific time and place for testing which will continue until January 19.kuensel

Lockdown ceases today in 18 dzongkhags

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With no positive case detected during the three-day mass screening programme, the national Covid-19 taskforce (NC19TF) decided to lift the lockdown restrictions starting today in dzongkhags other than Thimphu and Paro.  
Kela villagekuensel

Kelaps wait for the village to change to a green zone

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After undergoing mass Covid-19 test for three times and testing negative, residents of Kela villagers are hoping for a relaxation of health protocols in place.
Farmers in Samerchu chiwog under Tsendagang gewog, Dagana harvested 250kg of chilli yesterday (Photo: Chimi Dema)kuensel

Chilli shortage in the market frustrates consumers

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Like every winter, there is a shortage of chilli in the market. The little available are sold at a high price. A Thimphu resident recently bought a kilogram (kg) of small green chilli at Nu 500. She suspects that it is not locally produced.
The SJI officials deliver vegetables to the dratshangkuensel

RENEW and NCWC record 38 gender-based violence cases against men

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A non-governmental organisation, RENEW, and the National Commission for Women and Children (NCWC) recorded 36 cases of gender-based violence (GBV) against men during the second lockdown.
Samdrupjongkhar townkuensel

S/Jongkhar resumes quarantine services for outbound travellers

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About 18 people were quarantined for routine travel and four individuals for emergency travel as of yesterday after the Samdrupjongkhar dzongkhag Covid-19 task force reinstated the seven-day quarantine service on January 9.
From left: Paro Kudrung Passang Tshering, Shar Kudrung Kencho Dorji and Tshogchhen Kudrung Sangay Khandu (Photo: Zhung Dratshang)kuensel

Three new kudrungs appointed

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The Dorji Lopon appointed three new kudrungs at Punakha Dzong on January 14 coinciding the traditional day of offering. 
Animals at Maya Foundation-Barnyard Bhutan Animal Rescue and Sanctuary in Parokuensel

Animal wellbeing centres struggle amid lockdown

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The wellbeing centres looking after injured animals are struggling with shortage of staff, food items and medical supplies amid the lockdown. 
The SJI officials deliver vegetables to the dratshangkuensel

Transfer of students and teachers out of P/ling leaves many unhappy 

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The education ministry’s (MoE) decision to transfer class VII and VIII students and teachers (teaching VII to XII) out of Phuentsholing have left both parents and teachers unhappy and worried.
Flu clinics in Thimphu tested 9,610 people (File Photo)kuensel

35,000 people avail service from flu clinic

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From 30 to 50 patients a day before the lockdown, flu clinics in Thimphu are today seeing about 300 to 400 patients a day.
The SJI officials deliver vegetables to the dratshangkuensel

Perfect Group donates Nu 2.5M for Covid-19 vaccine

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Perfect TMX TMT (also called as Perfect Group), an industrial company based in Phuentsholing, yesterday donated Nu 2.5 million (M) to the government’s Covid-19 Fund to assist the latter’s efforts in acquiring the Covid-19 vaccine.
The SJI officials deliver vegetables to the dratshangkuensel

SJI and vegetable groups contribute vegetables and fruits

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The Samdrupjongkhar Initiative (SJI) and vegetable groups contributed vegetables to the self-containment areas and frontline workers in Samdrupjongkhar January 13.
The SJI officials deliver vegetables to the dratshangkuensel

Problems facing vegetable vendors in Mongar

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Seven regular vegetable vendors in Mongar town were happy that they got an approval to sell their vegetable and other products in the vegetable market shed for two days since January 13.