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Cordyceps disappearing in Trashiyangtse

After braving vagaries of the weather for weeks and getting separated from her two children, Cheki returned home from the hills disappointed.  The mother of two from Tarphel village in remote Trashiyangtse went to collect Yartsa Goenbub (Cordyceps Sinensis), but managed only 150 pieces in two weeks.

Bhutan’s tally rises to 110 as two more tests positive to Covid-19 

Despite her age and the underlying health condition, the 65-year-old woman who tested positive to Covid-19 on August 9 in Phuentsholing is in stable condition.   

ACC recommends reviewing security protocols and guidelines

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has called on the government and relevant authorities to review guidelines of providing residential security to VVIPs and VIP.

SDF approves USD 7.7M for Covid-19 response projects

SAARC Development Fund (SDF) has approved USD 7.7 million (M) to seven of its member countries for projects in response to the Covid-19 pandemic.  

Dochu-Ritsa residents have not enough drinking water

Lack of drinking water has forced over 40 households in Dochu-Ritsa chiwog in Punakha to fetch water from the Mochhu and the irrigation water source flowing from Nyakhulum.

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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. 


Ugyen Academy FC rises to top of league table

The weekend between Thimphu City FC and Ugyen Academy FC, both riding on their first match win,  ended in a 1-1 draw at the Changlimithang stadium yesterday. 


Dzongkhag engineers and technicians work at the dry port construction sitekuensel

Boulder export to resume in Samtse

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


Haa ready, but cautious as flower exhibition nears

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