Gasa tshachuKuensel

Gasa tshachu caps number of visitors for safety 

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Gasa tshachu, which closed on March 22 due to the Covid-19 pandemic, reopened to the public on July 3.
Dobji Dzongkuensel

Adulteration of milk common in Thimphu and Paro: Study 

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Local milk sold in Thimphu and Paro was found adulterated and mixed with water, according to an agriculture ministry’s study. 
Dobji Dzongkuensel

Counselling service for people with substance abuse disorder

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Bhutan Narcotics Control Authority (BNCA) has been providing online counselling service to people in the quarantine centres as part of the Authority’s Covid-19 response.
Defunct X-ray in Reserbu hospitalkuensel

Reserbu hospital without X-ray for 10 months 

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For more than 10 months now, the X-ray machine in Reserbu general hospital in Wamrong, Trashigang has been defunct.
Dobji Dzongkuensel

Covid-19 will not affect Bhutan’s graduation from LDC: PM

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The Covid-19-induced economic disruptions will not affect Bhutan’s plans to graduate from the club of the United Nations’ Least Developed Countries (LDC) in 2023, the prime minister said in a recent interview with Kuensel.
Scrapyards have stopped collecting plastic and paper wastekuensel

Scrap business comes to a halt

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If waste is a problem, it could get worse with waste collectors, scrap dealers and exporters all  experiencing their line of business come to a halt.
It took three days to bring down the structurekuensel

Mongar dzongkhag demolishes illegal structure in town 

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The Mongar dzongkhag administration dismantled a two-storey structure constructed attached to a four-storey building in Mongar town on July 3. 
Covid-19 duty: 45 women stand guard at the observation towers to stop local transmission of Covid-19 in Dekiling gewog, Sarpang.kuensel

The women guards of Dekiling

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Migma Lhamo Sherpa is a community volunteer from Sarpang. At the watchtower in Dekiling, on the Sarpang-Gelephu highway, she is having a late lunch. Her friend has left for an urgent medical check-up.
Dobji Dzongkuensel

Police decides not to pursue Khat case

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The Narcotics Drug Law Enforcement Unit (NDLEU) of Thimphu police has given the benefit of doubt to 11 people, who were involved in illicit trafficking of Khat leaves in the name of Moringa tea, by not pursuing the case further.
Using face masks at the weekend vegetable market in Damphu was made mandatory since June 28kuensel

Bolstering safety measures in Damphu

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Adhering to the government’s notification on additional measures to prevent the local transmission of Covid-19 in the country, Tsirang dzongkhag administration and police have enforced mandatory use of face masks for vendors and customers at the weekend vegetable market in Damphu. 
Teachers from 23 schools in Punakha constructed the hand-washing stations to welcome students (Photo Punakha CDEO Lemo)

Teachers build hand-washing stations in Punakha 

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Students of Punakha dzongkhag resumed their academic session in clean classrooms, and with new hand-washing stations, cleaned and built by their teachers. 
There were over 15 women working togetherkuensel

Sherchok Women, SABAH Bhutan’s big dream dies

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Sherchok Women, a group that was supposed to become a model project to engage and empower home-based workers in the country, is not operational now. 
Dobji Dzongkuensel

Dobji Dzong tries to shake off central jail tag

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From serving as the main centre to propagate Drukpa Kagyu Buddhism to housing Dobji Penlop and later as a central jail, Dogar Dobji Dzong has transitioned with changing times.