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.

Animal feed price hike worries farmers

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Following the increase in prices of raw materials in India, prices of poultry and pig feed increased by 10 percent and cattle feed increased by 5 percent on May 10.  

Man charged for rape of a minor

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The Office of the Attorney General (OAG) charged a 28-year-old-man to  Pemagatshel Court last week for alleged rape of a minor and incest.  

In isolation: My Covid-19 experience

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Testing positive for Covid-19 has more psychological impact than the virus actually does to your physical health. Once you know that you have the virus in you, mind makes up all the symptoms. You start to find them all in you.

Thimphu traffic woes frustrate commuters

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It is 8am. Sonam Dema begins her drive to work from Jungshina to Changzamtok. But she is not alone. There is already a long queue of cars on the Dechhog Lam near the Centre for Bhutan Studies and GNH building. 

Gelephu residents drink water meant for toilet 

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Residents in Gelephu know summer has begun when their taps discharge murky water. For more than a week, thromde residents have been served unsafe drinking water.  

Tsirang local leaders want import of vegetables controlled 

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Otherwise known as the vegetable capital of the country, Tsirang imports at least 5 metric tonnes (MT) of vegetables in a week. 

Airborne Covid-19 transmission is a possibility says WHO 

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Almost 14 months after Covid-19 was declared a pandemic, the SARS-CoV-2 virus, the pathogen that causes Covid-19 is far from being completely understood. 

To save village and Red Panda, Haa stops mineral exploration in Dorithasa

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In an attempt to protect their settlement and natural resources, the villagers of Dorithasa in Gakiling gewog in Haa through their local leaders pushed to suspend mining exploration activities in their area. 

P’ling residents wonder what went wrong

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As more Covid-19 cases emerge from Core 4 zone in Phuentsholing, which covers most of the town, the zone has become the centre of curiosity and concern among people. 

Thimphu City’s forest cover could reduce to 16.32 percent by 2050

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By 2050, Thimphu City’s forest cover will diminish to 16.32 percent, with a highly fragmented area of 4.28 sq km (km2), a study warns. It means that the forest cover will reduce by more than half compared to the current coverage of 40.04 percent. 

OCP and BAFRA collaborate to ensure food safety

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To ensure food safety and hygiene, the Office of Consumer Protection (OCP) and Bhutan Agriculture and Food Regulatory Authority (BAFRA) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU)  yesterday.  

Villagers weary of obtaining construction permit for temporary structures

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A resident in Charingma village under Rangthaling, Tsirang, Sangay took about three months and spent more than Nu 30,000 to obtain a permit to construct a single-storey building.