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Front liners at risk


Last month, a patrolling team in Gelephu intercepted a Bhutanese man returning home after sneaking out across the border. The suspect smelling trouble tried to escape. The patrolling team and police arrested him. 

Capital’s lockdown preparedness put to test

This is the scenario presented in a tabletop simulation (mock drill) conducted in Thimphu yesterday to assess Thimphu Thromde’s preparedness and to check its potential to handle a local transmission and a lockdown. 

Build Bhutan Project engages 354 job seekers

Build Bhutan Project (BBP) has employed 216 job seekers under the direct engagement scheme as of yesterday.

Of the 216, 131 are male, and 85 are women. Most of them were placed in Thimphu (128) followed by Wangduephodrang with 64, and Chukha and Sarpang with seven each, among others.

The Yeti: Why Bhutanese believe it exists

If you came across the yeti, what would you do?  

Most Bhutanese would pray that they don’t cross paths with it. We believe that if we do, then we will not live to tell the tale. However, in the rare chance encounter, the first thing any Bhutanese would do is determine its gender and then accordingly make an exit plan.

Sha Dha Gye’s Rada Lhakhang

A pair of tiny slip-on is firmly set at the foot of the staircase leading to Rada Lhakhang in Wangdue.

Inside the heavily draped door curtain, 8-year-old Kinley Sonam Pelden is prostrating while her father, Dechen Lhendup, is peeking through the door.

Picture Story

August 7, 2020

The rockslide at Doksum bridge on the Trashigang-Trashiyangtse highway is expected to be cleared in two weeks. Following heavy rains, the road was blocked on August 4. 

August 6, 2020

Cordyceps auction: Nine bidders and 220 cordyceps collectors took part in the auction in Chhoekhor gewog, Bumthang yesterday.  64 collectors withdrew from the auction citing low price. Chhoekhor gewog has 700 cordyceps collectors. The auction will end on August 9.    

August 5, 2020

A Bolero pickup got stuck in the middle of the Khanabharti river between Gomtu and Samtse while trying to cross the river. All the five passengers escaped unhurt.  DeSuups, police and local volunteers fished out the Bolero after about five hours.

August 1, 2020

Sanitised: With thousands arriving in the country from abroad, the Paro international airport is regularly sanitised. 34 repatriation flights have been arranged since March to bring Bhutanese home   

July 31, 2020

Four employees of Bhutan Oil Corporation in Bumthang suffered burns on their faces after a suspected gas explosion on the night of July 26. The incident took place around 11pm at the gas godown. They were immediately rushed to the Wangdichholing hospital where three of them are recuperating. The fourth patient who suffered severe burns was referred to JDWNRH, Thimphu. 

Sports

Ugyen Academy FC begins BPL season with a win


Ugyen Academy FC (UAFC) booked three points from their first match in the BoB Bhutan Premier League (BPL) at home in Punakha defeating High Quality United FC (HQUFC) 3-1 on August 5.  

Business

Dzongkhag engineers and technicians work at the dry port construction sitekuensel

Boulder export to resume in Samtse

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Export of boulders (and aggregates) to Bangladesh and India from Samtse is expected to resume this week, according to dredging companies and exporters.

Video

Maokhola changing course

Officials from dzongkhag, thromde, armed forces and disaster management team are trying to rescue four people stranded…

Posted by Kuensel on Monday, July 20, 2020

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