CFM closure affects vegetable vendors’ business badly

With the vegetable vendors at Centenary Farmers Market relocated to the two Multi-Level Parking Spaces (MLPS) in town, business has been grounded for the vendors. Not a single vendor can be seen in the MLPS premises. Ninety percent of the vendors are female and since the government asked them to move, keeping the stove burning […]

PDP calls upon the government to reopen the CFM immediately

Maintaining that the closure of the Centenary Farmers’ Market (CFM) and its replacement in the Multi-Level Car Parking (MLCP) do not serve to fight the Covid-19 pandemic spread, the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has called upon the government to reopen the CFM immediately. The party, in its press release issued on Thursday, has also recommended […]

Police investigate alleged rape of minor

Punakha police is investigating an alleged rape of a nine-year old girl after the incident was reported to them on October 6 by the victim’s mother. The victim’s mother found out about it only after the victim complained of stomach pain and when she was taken to Wangduephodrang district hospital on October 6 for a […]

Access to ECCD low though children who attend are more ready for school, says report

Early Childhood Care and Development (ECCD) has a positive impact on child outcomes with children who attended ECCD more ready for school than those who did not, according to an evaluation report released yesterday by the Ministry of Education (MoE) and UNICEF Bhutan. The report also found out that participation in ECCD has a positive […]