Test before leaving: The 75 loaders, who have been relieved from the Phuentsholing mini dry port, wait in queue to test for Covid-19 yesterday morningkuensel

Education ministry’s indecision tortures P/ling teachers and parents 

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With eight days to start school, many parents and teachers in Phuentsholing are growing anxious as the education ministry delays its decision on the students’ relocation and the transfer of their teachers. 
Test before leaving: The 75 loaders, who have been relieved from the Phuentsholing mini dry port, wait in queue to test for Covid-19 yesterday morningkuensel

Offices and institutions in Thimphu could open only next month

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Offices, institutions and schools in Thimphu would not open until the end of the month, as the second round of mass testing could take at least five days — January 25 to 29, Kuensel learnt.      
Test before leaving: The 75 loaders, who have been relieved from the Phuentsholing mini dry port, wait in queue to test for Covid-19 yesterday morningkuensel

Three-star hotel under ACC “freeze notice” getting damaged

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While the land encroachment case between the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) and former Trongsa Dzongdag Lhab Dorji is still pending in the High Court, a property on the land in question is getting damaged.
Test before leaving: The 75 loaders, who have been relieved from the Phuentsholing mini dry port, wait in queue to test for Covid-19 yesterday morningkuensel

Taskforce to review SOP

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The National Covid-19 Task Force will head to Paro to review the standard operating procedures (SOP) and to identify why school buses were used or quarantine requirement was done away with, according to Foreign Minister Dr Tandi Dorji.
Despite the two nationwide lockdowns, 350 workers at the Wangdiphodrang Dzong reconstruction project have achieved good progress and are on track to complete by December next year.kuensel

Wangdue Dzong construction on schedule

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Despite the two nationwide lockdowns, Wangdue Dzong will complete in its given deadline of December 2022, according to dzong reconstruction project officials.
Test before leaving: The 75 loaders, who have been relieved from the Phuentsholing mini dry port, wait in queue to test for Covid-19 yesterday morningkuensel

APEMS in Sri Lanka hope for government support 

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Given the need for health professionals in the country, the then government instituted an Assistance to Privately Enrolled Medical Students (APEMS) scholarship scheme in 2009 through an executive order. 
Test before leaving: The 75 loaders, who have been relieved from the Phuentsholing mini dry port, wait in queue to test for Covid-19 yesterday morningkuensel

Handicraft shopowners fear starting new business will not be viable

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Almost a year out of business, handicraft shop owners say they tried various businesses to survive. Some started selling groceries and garments and others tried to sell products online and run restaurants but could not make much progress.
Deepak Kumar Chamlagai is about to pick his second harvest of the yearkuensel

Living a dream of being an entrepreneur

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After completing his studies at Royal Thimphu College last year, Deepak Kumar Chamlagai, 28, returned to his home in Kilkhorthang, Tsirang.
The sales counter was inaugurated on November 26 last year Photo: Haa dzongkhag Facebook page

Highland sales counter in Haa struggles to sell products

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As a class 10 drop out struggling to work in the farm, Dawa Pem was happy when she was told she could run the highland sales counter in Haa. Her parents agreed to run the sales counter with two other families in Haa for three years.
Binod Raikuensel

Binod Rai bags second position in international online chess competition

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Binod Rai, 29, from Gelephu bagged the overall second position in a maiden chess  competition conducted between Bhutan and Israel after establishing formal diplomatic ties in December last year.  
Test before leaving: The 75 loaders, who have been relieved from the Phuentsholing mini dry port, wait in queue to test for Covid-19 yesterday morningkuensel

MDP workers asked to leave as mechanisation takes over

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After undergoing the Covid-19 test, 75 loaders left their job at the Mini Dry Port (MDP) in Phuentsholing yesterday.
Test before leaving: The 75 loaders, who have been relieved from the Phuentsholing mini dry port, wait in queue to test for Covid-19 yesterday morningkuensel

Man escapes quarantine centre in Paro

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A 33-year-old man in Paro was found to have breached quarantine protocol. 
Test before leaving: The 75 loaders, who have been relieved from the Phuentsholing mini dry port, wait in queue to test for Covid-19 yesterday morningkuensel

Vaccination to start with Bhutanese travelling outside 

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While the government is still going for a mass Covid-19 vaccination campaign, Foreign Minister Dr Tandi Dorji said that the first consignment of vaccine