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Govt. planning to send relief flights to bring 2020-04-04 08:56:21With about 3,000 Bhutanese abroad wanting to return home amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the government is planning on sending relief flights to bring the

More than 300 acres of forest lost to 2020-04-04 08:30:13Darkar Gewog in Wangdue Phodrang lost more than 300 acres of forest to a fire which started at around 11.30 am yesterday. Police, forest officials, ge

Promoting the unique arts and crafts of Bhutan 2020-04-04 08:21:07Two veteran weavers from the east win the weaving category at the 18th National Design and Arts Competition organised by Royal Textile Academy and the

Keeping dengue fever at bay amid COVID-19 pandemic- 2020-04-04 07:19:21Stakeholders in Phuentshogling are sensitizing the people in thromde about the risk of dengue fever outbreak amid the global pandemic of COVID-19

Isolated and safe – Jomotshangkha 2020-04-04 06:10:27With the closure of border gates and a completed lockdown in India, people in Jomotshangkha Dungkhag under Samdrup Jongkhar are now isolated from othe

Health Ministry prepares for a worst-case scenario of 2020-04-04 05:54:03For a worst-case scenario of COVID-19 in the country, the Health Ministry has already initiated three plans: pooling of human resources, elderly

Farmer groups in Chhukha and Samtse donate vegetables 2020-04-04 05:42:28In the wake of COVID-19, Bhutanese from all walks of life have come forward to stand together and help each other. Today, two farmer groups from Chhuk

Bhutan’s first two COVID-19 patients have recovered 2020-04-03 08:41:26The Health Minister informed the media today that the 76-year-old American tourist and his partner, the country’s first two COVID-19 patients, h

Providing food at quarantine facilities costs government Nu.3.2 2020-04-03 07:52:39The Health Minister at the press briefing said the Government spends Ngultrum 3.2 Million per day on food at quarantine facilities. The post Prov

Six Bhutanese arrested in Sarpang border for smuggling 2020-04-03 07:09:02Sarpang Dzongkhag sealed its Bhutan-India border gate from March 23 in a bid to prevent COVID-19 outbreak. However, despite the deployment of 24/7 sur

COVID-19 pandemic, a blessing in disguise for milk 2020-04-02 07:13:25While the coronavirus pandemic has disrupted many businesses in the country, it has been a blessing in disguise for a milk-processing unit (MPUs) in D

COVID-19 Status in Bhutan & New York 2020-04-02 06:47:56A student studying in the US, who was under facility quarantine in Thimphu has tested positive for Coronavirus. She is the 3rd Bhutanese to be infecte

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The first two Covid-19 patients recover 2020-04-04 03:26:36Early detection and containment approach, which Bhutan has adopted to fight against Covid-19, has worked well for the country.

Bhutanese in Australia shocked at PM’s return home 2020-04-04 03:22:04The Bhutanese community in Australia, like many international communities, has not taken well what the Australian Prime Minister, Scott Morrison, told

Agriculture ministry puts urban agriculture initiative on hold 2020-04-04 03:21:02When the agriculture ministry announced urban agriculture initiative, people immediately started forming groups to start vegetable farming. Then, true

6 arrested for tobacco smuggling 2020-04-04 03:19:39Gelephu police arrested seven Bhutanese who had visited Tokura village in the neighbouring state of Assam, located half a kilometre from Gelephu-Sarpa

Its about people, not the virus 2020-04-04 03:19:07There have been numerous calamities like wars, natural disasters, epidemics, throughout human history. We remember the nature of the tragedy, the impa

Consumer right without a right to fair price 2020-04-04 03:18:10Pricing is one of the building blocks in any market. Price may be defined as the “monetary value of a good or service.” Every business, wh

Those in boulder export worry about loan repayment 2020-04-04 03:17:47With about 90 trucks lying idle for almost two weeks following the closure of border gates, exporters and transporters of boulders in Gelephu are worr

Thunder Guide to represent Bhutan in Mekong business 2020-04-04 03:16:42In December, when Sangay Kunchok, a final year business student in the Royal Thimphu College was selected for the Mekong Business Challenge in Cambodi

Mind Over Matter Bhutan 2020-04-04 03:12:54A working group led by Dr. Chencho Dorji, retired Psychiatrist was formed at the Ministry of Health to plan, prepare and roll out the Mental Health an

Letter from a hotel room 2020-04-04 03:10:23The room’s well furnished, spick-and-span. A queen-size bed in the centre, there is also a table by the side with a water boiler, tea bags,

A wild idea during wild times 2020-04-04 03:08:50Could we put the economy on hibernation mode? Covid-19 comes with a brutal double whammy. If we go out and work, it makes us sick, if we stay home our

Keeping global food chains alive is crucial amid 2020-04-04 03:08:23The Covid-19 pandemic is putting enormous strains on the public health systems around the world, and millions of people in the world’s most adva

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English translation of His Majesty’s Address to the 2020-03-23 00:04:24Starting tomorrow, our land borders will be sealed. We are compelled to take this drastic measure in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. As you have been

Bhutan’s Economy stands to take an unprecedented hit 2020-03-14 03:56:12Hit to be taken by Hotels, Financial Institutions, Trade, Transport, Tour Operators and Guides, Handicrafts and Construction among others The biggest

Govt proposes stimulus plan of delaying business tax 2020-03-14 03:53:25Facing an unprecedented economic crisis in the making due to the impact of the Corona virus on Tourism, Transport, Trade and other sectors the governm

Water shortage in Thimphu amid COVID-19 but Thrompon 2020-03-14 00:24:10Despite the COVID-19 outbreak in the country, people in the capital are facing water shortage. The Ministry of Health has been continuously advising p

How Thimphu, Paro and Punakha Dzongkhag administrations have 2020-03-08 03:20:22With one positive case of COVID-19 confirmed in the country, Dzongkhags across the nation are on a high alert and all precautionary measures are being

US Tourist in stable condition as 22 more 2020-03-07 08:14:08Bhutan’s first COVID-19 case in the 76-year-old American tourist is in a stable condition according to JDWNRH. An official said he is better off

All who had first contact with Bhutan’s first 2020-03-07 04:50:32Test to be repeated if symptoms show In a collective national relief all the 39 first contact people who had direct contact or came in touch with the

Lyonchhen says the livelihood of 50,000 would have 2020-03-07 04:48:19With no guarantee of stopping the virus Lyonchhen (Dr) Lotay Tshering said that on the issue of closing of tourism people say they gave advice, but th

People rushed for supplies in the wake of 2020-03-07 04:44:43Despite no official holdback on trade and essential supplies, a hoard of people was seen rushing for face masks, hand sanitizers, fuel and groceries a

First contacts from Punakha to now be tested 2020-03-06 21:54:30The 39 first contact who tested negative are from the Paro and Thimphu group where the tourist was from 2nd March to 3rd March. Samples are now being

All 39 now test negative for COVID-19 2020-03-06 11:14:38Even the second batch have all tested negative for the COVID-19. This is after the first batch of 18 all tested negative. However, as per medical prot

18 test negative for COVID-19 and 22 more 2020-03-06 10:54:33The Prime Minister Dr Lotay Tshering announced that the first 18 tests of those who had first contact with the 76-year-old COVID-19 afflicted American

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