Chhoekhor-Tang constituency bye-election: weighing the odds

The Chhoekhor-Tang bye-election in Bumthang could be a tightly contested race, with the Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa (DNT) hopefully having to do a tremendous level of footwork, if the current ground realities in the constituency are any indication. Since the parties declared their respective candidates, Tenzin Norbu of DPT and Dawa of DNT, there has been […]

Import registration process improved

With the easing of lockdown restrictions in Phuentsholing, the import of all hardware and construction materials resumed last month along with full compliance with COVID-19 containment protocols. However, the system had some flaws, and this week the Southern COVID-19 task force (SC9TF) issued a new system on the registration of import. As per the notification […]

Schools record 77% increase in handwashing facilities during COVID-19 pandemic

Since the onset of COVID-19 pandemic, the number of handwashing tap-points in schools across the country has recorded an increase of 77%. Latest records from the Ministry of Education (MoE) show that from 9,654 handwashing tap points before the on-set of the pandemic in early 2020, the number has today increased to 17,071 tap points, […]