Collective responsibility would stop the outbreak: Sowai Lyonpo  

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A week after the mass screening in the capital, another round of testing will begin in Thimphu today, following the completion of the two-day mass testing in Paro yesterday. 
More than 900kg of chillies were supplied to CFM vendors in Thimphu yesterdaykuensel

Handicraft shopowners fear starting new business will not be viable

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Almost a year out of business, handicraft shop owners say they tried various businesses to survive. Some started selling groceries and garments and others tried to sell products online and run restaurants but could not make much progress.
Deepak Kumar Chamlagai is about to pick his second harvest of the yearkuensel

Living a dream of being an entrepreneur

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After completing his studies at Royal Thimphu College last year, Deepak Kumar Chamlagai, 28, returned to his home in Kilkhorthang, Tsirang.
The sales counter was inaugurated on November 26 last year Photo: Haa dzongkhag Facebook page

Highland sales counter in Haa struggles to sell products

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As a class 10 drop out struggling to work in the farm, Dawa Pem was happy when she was told she could run the highland sales counter in Haa. Her parents agreed to run the sales counter with two other families in Haa for three years.
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Binod Rai bags second position in international online chess competition

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Binod Rai, 29, from Gelephu bagged the overall second position in a maiden chess  competition conducted between Bhutan and Israel after establishing formal diplomatic ties in December last year.  
Test before leaving: The 75 loaders, who have been relieved from the Phuentsholing mini dry port, wait in queue to test for Covid-19 yesterday morningkuensel

MDP workers asked to leave as mechanisation takes over

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After undergoing the Covid-19 test, 75 loaders left their job at the Mini Dry Port (MDP) in Phuentsholing yesterday.
More than 900kg of chillies were supplied to CFM vendors in Thimphu yesterdaykuensel

Man escapes quarantine centre in Paro

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A 33-year-old man in Paro was found to have breached quarantine protocol. 
More than 900kg of chillies were supplied to CFM vendors in Thimphu yesterdaykuensel

Vaccination to start with Bhutanese travelling outside 

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While the government is still going for a mass Covid-19 vaccination campaign, Foreign Minister Dr Tandi Dorji said that the first consignment of vaccine
More than 900kg of chillies were supplied to CFM vendors in Thimphu yesterdaykuensel

Entertainment businesses seek rental support

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For the owners of nightclubs, drayangs and karaoke in Gelephu, returning to business has become challenging with most of them losing space and properties to landlords.
Work resumed on Monday after remaining closed for 28 dayskuensel

Lockdown causes Nu 3.5M loss to Drugyel Dzong restoration project

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Works on the restoration of Drugyel Dzong to its former glory was stopped for 28 days during the second lockdown, causing a financial burden of about Nu 2.3 million (M).
The pandemic and subsequent lockdowns affected the workkuensel

Rangjung water woes to end by June this year

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Rangjung residents in Trashigang, who claim they have been facing drinking water shortage for more than a decade, say it is hampering the government’s efforts to prevent the spread of Covid-19.
Sarpang dzongkhag was given Nu 21M to enhance vegetable productionkuensel

Lack of coordination amongst officials impact farmers

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Farmer Deepak Chhetri of Samtenling, Gelephu, is a recipient of the government’s economic contingency plan budget for winter vegetable production.
More than 900kg of chillies were supplied to CFM vendors in Thimphu yesterdaykuensel

CFM vendors fight for chillies

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A vegetable supplier from Dagana, Pema, came to Thimphu yesterday to deliver vegetables to his regular customer, a vendor at the Centenary Farmers’ Market (CFM).