Kolkata patients could possibly be a case of false positive diagnosis 

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The news of all 55 primary contacts testing negative on the RT-PCR test on the night of November 29 came as a relief for many Bhutanese, who were worried of another lockdown.
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National Assembly wants EIB agreement passed as urgent Bill

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The National Assembly will vote today to adopt European Investment Bank (EIB) framework agreement. The Assembly completed deliberation on EIB framework agreement yesterday.
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One HIV case detected every week

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Bhutan recorded a new HIV case every week, on average, this year.  The health ministry in the last six months (June to November) detected 20 new HIV cases, 10 men and women each. There were 34 cases detected between January to June earlier this year.    
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MoEA minister seeks NC’s recommendations on MMB 2020

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Introducing the Mines and Mineral Bill 2020 and through candid opinions while answering questions, economic affairs minister Loknath Sharma sought National Council’s recommendations.
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Interim mini dry port in Nganglam for eastern dzongkhags

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The Eastern Covid-19 Coordination Office (ECCO) at Dewathang, Samdrupjongkhar, launched an interim mini dry port (IMDP) at Pelzomthang in Nganglam to facilitate smooth import and export of goods through a formal point of entry to the eastern dzongkhags yesterday.
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It’s a bumpy ride to Chubbu Tshachu

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Riddled with potholes and always dusty, the road to the popular Chubbu Tshachu in Toedwang gewog in Punakha has become a nuisance to visitors and villagers of the gewog.
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NA members favour Green Climate Fund agreement 

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With the show of hands, all members of the National Assembly yesterday supported the provisions of the agreement between the government and the Green Climate Fund (GCF). 
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Soe in the wake of terrible windstorm

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Houses in Jumphu, Soe all look a bit run down, shingle disordered and ready to come off. A windstorm did it on November 22. The windstorm raged on for two days, the locals say, of the kind they had never witnessed.
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Five foreign workers apprehended for illegally entering the country

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Five foreign workers from across the border who entered the country by bypassing the established procedures were apprehended. Four were apprehended on Saturday and one, yesterday.
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PP-VIII students would be promoted automatically: MoE

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With the 2020 academic session coming to an end for Classes Pre-Primary (PP)-VIII, schools are notified to promote all students based on certain assessments categorised by the education ministry. School planning and coordination division’s chief programme officer, Kinley Gyeltshen said that all students would be promoted unless parents want their child to repeat in the same class.
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Girls happy at Gawailing Happy Home

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Her Majesty the Gyalyum Sangay Choden Wangchuck, Her Royal Highness the princess Ashi Eeuphelma Choden Wangchuck and Dasho Thinlay Norbu graced the occasion of three inaugural ceremonies at Gawailing Happy Home (GHH) - new girls hostel, GHH- water rehabilitation project, and GHH vocational training centre at Wangsisina, Thimphu.
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EIB agreement tabled with changes

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The government has tabled the European Investment Bank (EIB) framework agreement for ratification for the second time. Introducing the agreement in Parliament on November 27, Finance Minister Namgay Tshering said that the country needed to take the opportunity of availing loans from EIB before it graduated from the Least Developed Countries (LDC) group.
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Dagana to harvest mass organic ginger and turmeric 

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By the next two months, Dagana is expecting to harvest about 60 metric tonnes (MT) of ginger and 28MT of turmeric from its organic farming programme.  In an effort to encourage farmers to establish a productive organic farming system and cultivate in its fallow lands, Dagana agriculture sector initiated the programme to grow organic ginger and turmeric as focused crops in Tsendagang and Tsangkha gewogs.