Bhutanese complacent despite the spike in Covid-19 cases 

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The recent spike in the number of Covid-19 positive cases in the country has done little to alarm public who have now returned to ‘business as usual’ after the initial scare. 
Truckers attend a briefing before plying on the Indian highwayskuensel

Availability of test kits to determine entry of foreign workers

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The home ministry may have lifted the restrictions on the entry of foreign workers, but the number of skilled foreign workers entering the country would depend on the health ministry’s capacity to test and availability of test kits.
Truckers attend a briefing before plying on the Indian highwayskuensel

New Registrar General for Supreme Court

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Mongar dzongkhag court Drangpon Sonam Gyeltshen is the Supreme Court’s new Registrar General (RG). 
Khamaed gewog in Gasa issued cordyceps collection permits to 28 individuals on June 2 (Photo: Gasa dzongkhag Facebook page)

Cordyceps collectors being screened for safety

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Cordyceps collectors of Gasa are screened for high blood pressure, diabetes and other diseases to ensure safety once the collectors leave for a month-long collection period.
Truckers attend a briefing before plying on the Indian highwayskuensel

A behavioural change to benefit the community

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Health minister Dechen Wangmo said that public health behaviour needs to change given the current pandemic situation. 
A group of eight students took up the job about a month agokuensel

Tsirang youth help meet labour shortage

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Had it been a normal year, Tenzin (name changed), a class XII student of Damphu Central School, Tsirang would be attending lessons and preparing for upcoming board examination in December. 
More people are on the streetskunesel

Trashigang crawls back to normal

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Even as Covid-19 cases in the country have increased to 47, long queue in banks are a common sight in Trashigang town. People found crowding everywhere. On the roads, vehicle numbers have increased.
Most Wanted: Since the border gate closed in March, demand for labourers in Phuentsholing to load and unload goods has spiked. Loading and unloading charges have increased manifold; in some cases to Nu 30,000 a trailer truck.kuensel

Expensive labour costs

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With the labourers from across the border grounded due to the pandemic, unemployed Bhutanese youth have taken up loading and unloading jobs.
Truckers attend a briefing before plying on the Indian highwayskuensel

Pad-making machines face multiple problems

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The well-intended pilot project to provide cheap quality pads for girl students has hit some serious hurdles. 
Truckers attend a briefing before plying on the Indian highwayskuensel

Re-employed guides mark Social forestry day planting trees

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Coinciding with the Social Forestry Day, 45 laid-off tour guides planted 50 willow tree saplings and collected six tonnes of waste along Samtenling stream yesterday. 
BES officials plant fruit trees at the skate park in Bebena, Thimphukuensel

Towards greener sporting avenues 

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To beautify the sporting arenas under the Bhutan Olympic Committee, the Bhutan Ecological Society (BES) will hereon plant fruit trees.  
Truckers attend a briefing before plying on the Indian highwayskuensel

Villagers worry as tigers come closer

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It is 6.30am, May 29: Dorji Khandu gets a call from his neighbour. In Sembji, a tiger has killed a heifer. With his son Ugyen Thinley, Dorji Khandu rushes to the scene.
Truckers attend a briefing before plying on the Indian highwayskuensel

Truckers on Indian roads at risk of Covid-19

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Ensuring that Bhutanese drivers on the Indian highways are following safety protocols to avoid risk of Covid-19 has become challenging with only two escort officials travelling with a group of truckers.