Farmer’s group contribute vegetables

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About 16 members of a farmer’s group in Drujyegang gewog, Dagana, called the Thuenpa Puenzhi Soenam Detsen, contributed one tonne each of cabbage and cauliflower to the government. The vegetables loaded in two Bolero pick up trucks would reach Thimphu tomorrow.

MoIC and telcos readies eLearning data package

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Bhutan Telecom, TaschiCell and the information and communication ministry have identified a time-slot based access for students to ensure students have access to the online education.

Loden Foundation and UNDP Bhutan initiate Covid- 19 respond fund

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UNDP Bhutan and the Loden Foundation have come up with a different strategy to support the government’s response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Govt. cannot order house rent wavier

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The government is wishing that some landlords will show their benevolent side by voluntarily waiving a few months’ house rents for tenants affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.
Shopkeepers also claim they distribute essentials equallykuensel

All well-stocked in Trashigang and Trashiyangtse

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Although Trashigang town is not as busy as it used to be and local businesses are affected by Covid-19, retailers claim they have all required essential items.

No clue on missing monks

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There is no clue on the two monks who went missing on Friday, March 27. The monks, aged 18 and 16 of Trashigang Rabdey, were found missing at 8pm while taking attendance in the Lhakhang after the evening prayer. The monks were at the Gomphukora Lhakhang for their usual rituals.
A villager points to the place where he dug for the coalkuensel

Rumour of Covid-19 solution keeps villagers busy digging

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On Friday, at around 10:35pm, Ramesh Kumar Ghalley received an unexpected call from his brother. He was told to urgently dig up the earth from his courtyard and look for coal.

TCB initiates online registration for employment support scheme

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Within six hours after the Tourism Council of Bhutan (TCB) uploaded a google form yesterday afternoon, 216 people working in the tourism and hospitality industry registered online for employment as of 6:45pm yesterday.
139 Bhutanese students studying in LPU returns home on Saturdaykuensel

Chartered flight to bring home 93 students from Sri Lanka

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Bhutan Airlines will bring home 93 students from Sri Lanka today. According to a source, the parents chattered the flight paying Nu 37,000 each. The flight is expected to land today at 4pm. 

Fire guts house in Bumthang

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A family of six lost all their belongings in a fire in Dekiling, Bumthang on March 28.

Second Bhutanese tests positive to Covid-19 

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With another positive case confirmed on Saturday, Bhutan now has four Covid-19 cases as of yesterday. The second Bhutanese to test positive for the virus is a student  who have returned from abroad and was quarantined in a hotel, Kuensel learnt.  

Learning should continue, e-Learning is optional: PM

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Prime Minister Dr Lotay Tshering said it was not compulsory to teach students through e-learning and there was never a government directive asking to do so. He emphasised, however, there was a need for students to continue learning.

BIT and CIT deadline deferred to June 30

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Business Income Tax (BIT) and Corporate Income Tax (CIT) filing for 2019 has been deferred until June 30. As if they knew it was coming, not many paid the CIT or the BIT although the deadline to file the tax ends on March 31, two working days from today.