The 8.6km Wangdue-Khuruthang road is around 10km shorter than the route from Lobesakuensel

Wangdue-Khuruthang road targeted to complete by July

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Despite the two nationwide lockdowns and issues related to shortage of construction materials, the Wangdue-Khuruthang road is expected to be completed on time.
Harvest is delayed since prolonged monsoon damaged seedlingskuensel

Agriculture ministry trying to bridge the chilli gap

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Given local chilli shortage, import ban, and hiked prices, frustration among consumers is growing and some are even questioning the government policies on production and imports.
Harvest is delayed since prolonged monsoon damaged seedlingskuensel

Police arrests elderly man for sharing videos

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Thimphu police arrested the 74-year-old man, whose videos with young women went viral on social media during the lockdown, on January 18.
Harvest is delayed since prolonged monsoon damaged seedlingskuensel

Schools to re-open in February as scheduled 

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Both public and private schools will open for Classes Pre-Primary (PP) to VIII  for the 2021 academic session from February 1 as scheduled, the education ministry confirmed.  Classes PP-VIII have remained closed since March last year owing to Covid-19 pandemic. 
Harvest is delayed since prolonged monsoon damaged seedlingskuensel

No significant increase in agriculture credit in 2020

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Financial institutions had loaned out Nu 147.5 billion (B) as of October 2020, which was an increase by 6 percent from December 2019, according to the monthly statistical bulletin of the Royal Monetary Authority (RMA) for January 2021. 
Wangdue dzong re-construction project is seeing a good turnout of youth for the first time since reconstruction began after the fortress was completely destroyed by a fire in June 2012.  Kuensel

Youth find employment at Wangdue Dzong reconstruction project

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When the Wangdue Dzong reconstruction project management announced 30 vacancies for casual workers on September 17, last year it came as a relief to 21-year-old Kinley Wangchuk.
Harvest is delayed since prolonged monsoon damaged seedlingskuensel

Most Tsirang and Dagana chilli to hit market next month 

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With more than 250 farmers from five gewogs growing chilli on about 125 acres, Dagana is expected to produce about 165 metric tonnes (MT) of green chilli this winter. 
Harvest is delayed since prolonged monsoon damaged seedlingskuensel

Livestock officials investigate Dorokha pig deaths

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Livestock officials are still investigating the cause of the disease that recently killed some pigs in Dorokha and Dumtoe villages of Samtse.
Harvest is delayed since prolonged monsoon damaged seedlingskuensel

Fewer calls for mental health aid during the second lockdown

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The psychiatry department of Jigme Dorji Wangchuck National Referral Hospital has recorded fewer cases this time compared with the first lockdown.  The department received more than 200 calls related to mental health during the second lockdown. During the first lockdown, the case number was about 300. 
Harvest is delayed since prolonged monsoon damaged seedlingskuensel

Last two mega zones turn yellow

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Residents in the remaining two mega zones of Thimphu thromde can venture out of their homes as unlocking phase one begins in Central mega zones 1 and 2 from today. 
Harvest is delayed since prolonged monsoon damaged seedlingskuensel

Gas price increases amid lockdown 

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If soaring prices of commodities are impacting Thimphu residents during the lockdown, increased price of liquified petroleum gas (LPG) is hitting them hard. 
Harvest is delayed since prolonged monsoon damaged seedlingskuensel

Opposition recommends improvement in Covid-19 management

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To avoid situations stranded people faced, the Opposition Party has recommended the government to develop better and standard protocols and procedures for facilitating both emergency and normal travels.
Harvest is delayed since prolonged monsoon damaged seedlingskuensel

Gender-based violence during second lockdown cross 200 mark

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Thimphu police, National Commission for Women and Children (NCWC), and RENEW recorded 223 gender-based violence cases during the second lockdown from December 20 to January 15.