Mass testing round two begins in P’ling tomorrow

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After reporting positive cases from the community in the past two days, Phuentsholing residents will undergo a second round of mass testing from tomorrow until May 13, according to the Southern Covid-19 taskforce.  

Trashigang residents concerned over increasing Covid-19 cases in Samdrupjongkhar 

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The emergence of more Covid-19 cases in Samdrupjongkhar is worrying residents in neighbouring Trashigang.  Shopkeepers said there was no change in the movement of people and businesses are operating unhindered but customers have dropped to half due to pandemic.

Youth group takes up agriculture in Sarpang

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Ten class 12 graduates are currently working with P.K organic farm in Samtenling, Sarpang, to learn the basics of commercial farming practically.

Without tourism, people in Damchena are struggling to manage their ponies  

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With decreasing apple yield and vegetables lost to wild animals, people in Damchena, Paro, thrived on porter-pony business for more than 15 years.  The village with 20 households has more than 300 ponies, catering to tourists.

New Changjiji Bazam opens

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The new bridge that connects Changjiji to the Expressway was completed almost after 13 months. The Dash Group Construction handed over 29-metre Bazam to the Thimphu Thromde in March this year. Thimphu Thromde had to close the old bridge in June 2018 for the safety of the commuters.

Lack of public transport service affects students in Jigmecholing

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Travelling from home to school every day has become expensive for students from Samkhar in Jigmecholing, Sarpang, after a public transport service was discontinued three years ago.

Thousands more apply for Kidu

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By the end of the second week after the launch of the third phase of the Druk Gyalpo’s Relief Kidu (DGRK) on April 22, 2021, a total of 23,671 people have applied for the Monthly Income Support and 18,444 registered for the Loan Interest Payment Support.

Hunt to fill Mongar and Nganglam MPs begins

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The hunt for candidates to replace two vacant National Assembly seats for Mongar and Nganglam constituencies has gained momentum after the Speaker wrote to the Election Commission of Bhutan to fill the seats.       

Two sentenced for illicit trafficking of controlled substances

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Thimphu dzongkhag court’s criminal bench II this week sentenced a 33-year-old man to nine years in prison for illicit trafficking of controlled substances.

NC to amend CSO Act

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The National Council (NC) will table the Civil Society Organisation (CSO) Act 2007 for amendment in the summer session, which will begin on May 27.

Samdrupjongkhar under lockdown for 72 hours

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Samdrupjongkhar dzongkhag’s Covid-19 task force declared a three-day lockdown in the town after a police constable tested positive for Covid-19 in the community yesterday.

Not many come out in Phuentsholing

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Phuentsholing residents are waiting what the next phase of the lockdown relaxation would be like.  However, the bordering town has seen Covid-19 positive cases from the community even after the mass screening completed on May 2.

Hostel congestion in Samcholing School

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With many class 11 students in Trongsa dzongkhag opting to study Arts, Samcholing Higher Secondary School is overburdened with students, leading to hostel congestion.