Cabinet rejects proposal to lift import ban on chillies

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The Cabinet rejected the agriculture ministry’s proposal to lift the ban on import of chillies to address shortage in the country last week. Consumers have been unhappy with chilli shortage and its hiked prices in the market.
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Paro transitions to green zone

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After more than a month’s lockdown, six gewogs and Paro Throm will be declared green zone from today. Naja, Dogar, Doteng and Tsento gewogs were declared green zone from January 17. 
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Govt. to seek informed consent, not undertaking says Chidrel Lyonpo

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The government will not be taking any form of ‘undertaking’ from the public on the Covid-19 vaccination programme, Chidrel Lyonpo (foreign minister) Dr Tandi Dorji clarified yesterday. 
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A farmer who is also an entrepreneur

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In an effort to promote local turmeric and ginger, a farmer from Danreyboog Toed, Tsirang, Kalyan Mahat, ventured into making turmeric and ginger powder about a month ago. 
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Gelephu businesswoman rebutts

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The Umling drungkhag court in Gelephu conducted the first rebuttal hearing of the 37-year-old businesswoman, who was charged for breaching mandatory quarantine protocol, yesterday. Police in Gelephu charged the woman for breaching public order and tranquillity as per section 448 of the Penal Code of Bhutan in November last year.
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ECB registers voters for the upcoming thromde election

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Election Commission of Bhutan (ECB) is collecting data of voters of Thimphu, Phuentsholing, and Gelephu thromdes.
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FAB and NFC at loggerheads

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The annual national film awards has been cancelled following a disagreement between Film Association of Bhutan (FAB) and National Film Commission (NFC).

“Bilateral relationship geared to respond to the needs of the 21st century”

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 Q&A:Indian Ambassador to Bhutan, Ruchira Kamboj talks to Kuensel on a host of issues 

The government has requested GoI for a million doses of Oxford vaccine (Covishield). With India starting the vaccination program from January 16, when can Bhutan expect to receive the Covishield vaccine? January 20, 2021 was a historic day for the unique and special friendship between our two countries when Bhutan was the first among our neighbours to receive the Made-in-India vaccine. 

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Education ministry cancels relocation of students and teachers 

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Class VII and VIII students and the secondary teachers of the five schools in Phuentsholing will continue their academic session in their respective schools and not be relocated to other dzongkhags, the education ministry (MoE) officially confirmed yesterday. 
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Collective responsibility would stop the outbreak: Sowai Lyonpo  

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A week after the mass screening in the capital, another round of testing will begin in Thimphu today, following the completion of the two-day mass testing in Paro yesterday. 
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Residents along Thimphu- P/ling highway worried

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Residents along the Thimphu-Phuentsholing highway are worried of vehicles transporting goods stopping along the route.
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Govt. should decide on raw electricity export or value-added export

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The final draft of the 21st Century Economic Roadmap emphasizes the need for the government to be clear about the primary role of hydropower sector.
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Gelephu thromde asks garment vendors to vacate

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Gelephu thromde had asked 22 women selling garments and other outfits in temporary sheds near the vegetable market to move out this week.