In science, we should trust: TAG team

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From being worried if a new person has tested positive to which test or which testing machine and interpreting results, too much technical information could confuse people during the Covid-19 pandemic, according to health officials.

Seven sentenced for “breach of public order and tranquility”

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Bumthang district court sentenced six men and a woman to 11 months in prison for violating the government’s directive to close shop at 7pm.

Stimulating the agriculture sector for enhanced production 

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With a total budget of Nu 944 million, agriculture stimulus plan aims to strengthen food security through domestic production while creating employment and income opportunities. 

Govt. comfortable with capital budget

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The government yesterday assured that it would not face any shortages of capital budget although frontloading of 12th Plan activities will immediately increase the requirement of the capital budget amid limited resources. 
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Tsirang farmers try watermelons on commercial scale

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Not long ago, it was cardamom and citrus mandarin that was the source of income for many farmers in Tsirang. Now they are trying their hands on watermelons.
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Taxi drivers want to stick with odd-even rule

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In an unexpected move, more than 500 taxi drivers have signed a petition to reinstate the odd-even rule after the information and communication ministry lifted the rule since May 6.
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Residents nervous of foreign vehicle entry 

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The government discontinued disinfecting the vehicles ferrying grocery items and vegetables at the border gate since May 1.

CCTV to boost safety in Trongsa town

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In an attempt to ensure security in Trongsa town the dzongkhag administration has installed 25 close circuit television (CCTV) cameras at various locations including the vegetable market. 

Build Bhutan to employ 7,000 in the construction sector 

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A round 7,000 job seekers will find work in the construction sector through the labour ministry’s Build Bhutan Project beginning next month. 

Covid-19 triggers agriculture and forest policy changes 

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Covid-19 has not only sent Bhutanese digging their backyards to grow vegetables but might also trigger a few policy changes in the Ministry of Agriculture and Forest and even accelerate Bhutan’s ability to achieve food security goals.

Local chilli demand drops

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Three weeks ago, villages in Sergithang gewog were flooded with vegetable suppliers and vendors rushing to buy every hanging chilli in their fields. Some suppliers even paid advance to villagers buying up entire fields of chillies. 

Wangdue’s livestock and agriculture expects boost this year

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The agriculture and livestock sector in Wangdue is expected to see a major boost this year due to the dzongkhag’s preparation for the Covid-19 pandemic.

Enough space for physical distancing in Parliament

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Both the Houses of Parliament have enough space to hold sessions by World Health Organisation (WHO) guidelines, a distance of one metre should be maintained between two persons to prevent the spread of Covid-19.