Gelephu residents drink water meant for toilet 

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Residents in Gelephu know summer has begun when their taps discharge murky water. For more than a week, thromde residents have been served unsafe drinking water.  

Tsirang local leaders want import of vegetables controlled 

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Otherwise known as the vegetable capital of the country, Tsirang imports at least 5 metric tonnes (MT) of vegetables in a week. 

Airborne Covid-19 transmission is a possibility says WHO 

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Almost 14 months after Covid-19 was declared a pandemic, the SARS-CoV-2 virus, the pathogen that causes Covid-19 is far from being completely understood. 

To save village and Red Panda, Haa stops mineral exploration in Dorithasa

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In an attempt to protect their settlement and natural resources, the villagers of Dorithasa in Gakiling gewog in Haa through their local leaders pushed to suspend mining exploration activities in their area. 

P’ling residents wonder what went wrong

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As more Covid-19 cases emerge from Core 4 zone in Phuentsholing, which covers most of the town, the zone has become the centre of curiosity and concern among people. 

Thimphu City’s forest cover could reduce to 16.32 percent by 2050

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By 2050, Thimphu City’s forest cover will diminish to 16.32 percent, with a highly fragmented area of 4.28 sq km (km2), a study warns. It means that the forest cover will reduce by more than half compared to the current coverage of 40.04 percent. 

OCP and BAFRA collaborate to ensure food safety

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To ensure food safety and hygiene, the Office of Consumer Protection (OCP) and Bhutan Agriculture and Food Regulatory Authority (BAFRA) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU)  yesterday.  

Villagers weary of obtaining construction permit for temporary structures

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A resident in Charingma village under Rangthaling, Tsirang, Sangay took about three months and spent more than Nu 30,000 to obtain a permit to construct a single-storey building. 

NCGS disburses Nu 36.677M to 34 projects so far

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Being a Desuup and having served on the frontline during the second nationwide lockdown, Tandin Tshewang saw the absence of personal protection equipment (PPE), especially surgical facemask that were mostly imported. 

RBP colony of Samdrupjongkhar is  “Yellow Zone”

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The Samdrupjongkhar Covid-19 Task Force declared the Royal Bhutan Police (RBP) colony and office premises  “Yellow Zone” beginning yesterday.

Cattle herders undergo seven-day quarantine on their journey to Haa

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With the onset of summer, herders from Samste are bringing their cattle to Haa. Since Samtse is identified as a high-risk area, Covid-19 task force made it mandatory for the herders to undergo seven days quarantine in the forests.

Poor communication network in Wangdue

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Local leaders in Wangduephodrang are disappointed with poor Internet and communication network in many gewogs. They raised the issue during the dzongkhag tshogdu (DT) held on April 30.

Addressing women’s challenges in agriculture

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With an increasing number of men from rural areas leaving farmlands to seek better income opportunities in towns, feminisation of agriculture is occurring rapidly in Bhutan.