Zero to 100 in 35 days

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Thirty-five days after Bhutan managed to bring its active Covid-19 cases to zero, the country crossed the 100th mark as of yesterday, just 14 cases short  of 1,000 cases since March 5, 2020.  

Authorities in Haa and Paro caution residents

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In the wake of increasing Covid-19 cases in the country, Haa dzongkhag restricted visitors from going to Rangtse nye and postponed its Dzongkhag Tshogdu (DT) session. 

Former Trongsa Dzongdag and his wife pleaded not guilty

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Former Trongsa Dzongdag Lhab Dorji and his wife Karma Tshetrim Dolma submitted several evidence in documents and audio recordings, including forensic reports to prove that they are not guilty of any charges in connection with the alleged illegal land transaction and substitution case in Trongsa.

BOC to ensure Drukair as an official carrier 

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To help athletes and officials from all sports federations and associations, the Bhutan Olympic Committee (BOC) and the Drukair Corporation Limited (DCL) renewed their Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) yesterday in Thimphu for another 30 months.    

Many dropping out of school in Lawa-Lamga chiwog

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Lawa-Lamga chiwog in Athang gewog, Wangduephodrang, has 37 households and 35 school-going children.

DT members propose Tsendagang DoR to look after Sunkosh-Dagapela highway

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Citing prolonged service delivery and difficulties related to roadblock, Dagana’s 9th Dzongkhag Tshogdu (DT) members proposed that Sunkosh-Dagapela highway be looked after by the Department of Roads (DoR) sub-division office in Tsendagang. 

Thromde election to be held on the set date despite lockdown in P’ling

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The third thromde elections will be held even during the unprecedented situation of the Covid-19 pandemic on April 28, according to the Election Commission of Bhutan (ECB).

Farmers lose potatoes to wild boars 

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Wild boars have been wreaking havoc in the settlements of Haa, forcing villagers to stay up all night guarding their potato and wheat fields.

Gold that was lost from Jowodurshing?

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Radi in Retey, Jigmecholing is among the last place in Sarpang before entering Korphu gewog in Trongsa — the vast pastureland in the middle of the thick forest is filled with the remains of worn out tyres and rusted metal poles. 

Her Majesty the Gyalyum Sangay Choden Wangchuck delivers keynote speech in an international conference

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Her Majesty the Queen Mother Sangay Choden Wangchuck acknowledged the achievements made in advancing women’s rights since the inception of the international conference on population and development in the last 25 years.

Farmers reap good chilli harvest and price

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A farmers’ group of Jangdung village in Saling gewog made the first harvest of their winter chilli last Sunday and sold about 20 kilogrammes at Gyalpozhing vegetable market.

Nganglam MP dies after consuming a wild plant

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Druk Phuensum Tshogpa’s Member of Parliament from Nganglam, Choida Jamtsho, died on the night of April 18 after consuming a curry made of some wild plant in Baelangdra, Wangduephodrang. 

MoIC implementing activities under Digital Drukyul Project

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Lyonchhen Dr Lotay Tshering said Ministry of Information and Communications (MoIC) should redefine its role in governance.