Air travel down 87 percent, losses in billions last year

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The advent of novel coronavirus hit the airline industry in the country the hardest last year with around 87 percent drop in air passengers compared to 2019.

New sand and stone prices irk residents in Gelephu

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The prices of sand and stones for people in rural areas increased after the Natural Resources Development Corporation Limited (NRDCL) implemented new rates.

Police nab suspect in Babesa murder case

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Thimphu police arrested the roommate of a 38-year-old man, who succumbed to stab injuries on the morning of May 14 from Khariphu. The roommate, who went missing when the man was found dead by a colleague, was arrested from his village opposite Wangsisina at 11:30pm of May 14.

Bhutan observes world telecommunication day

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The Ministry of Information and Communications (MoIC) recognised 10 websites in the country coinciding with the World Telecommunication and Information Society Day (WTISD) today.

Children’s park in Trashigang remains deserted

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With broken slides and no maintenance, the only children’s park in Trashigang town is in a sad state of disrepair.  Many residents welcomed the new  park two years ago. However, residents are now sceptical of the park safety measures. 

No medical shop in Trongsa town

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With no medical shop in Trongsa town, residents have to visit the hospital even to get a pill for a minor illness, residents said.  The only medical shop in town closed more than six months ago.  A resident, Jigme said that children and elders suffer from motion sickness.

National Assembly bye-elections on June 29

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Bye-elections in Mongar and Nganglam constituencies will be held on June 29, according to a notification issued today by the Election Commission of Bhutan (ECB).

Boulder export from P’ling still on halt

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Export of boulders from Phuentsholing has not resumed after it was stopped on April 17, following the third lockdown in the town.

Registration of cottage-scale industries made easy

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Registration of cottage-scale businesses can be done online now.  

Man disappears after fatally stabbing roommate 

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A 36-year-old man from Samtse was found stabbed in his apartment in Babesa, Thimphu yesterday. The deceased was stabbed in the chest.  

Bhutan has the highest quality of leadership: WHO  

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Since the beginning of the pandemic in the country, His Majesty The King has spent almost 80 percent of his time outside the palace, mostly in the bordering areas in the south of the country. 

Nu 6.6 billion worth of cars imported in 2020

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The Covid-19 pandemic has disrupted the economy and livelihoods, but one sector that was not affected, going by records, is the import of motor vehicles. 

No bus service between Haa and Paro

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It has been a year since there has not been a bus service between Haa and Paro.