A rope of hope

A family’s link to the world can be as fragile as a handmade ropeway For the last two decades, 57-year-old Pema, a farmer and his family who live in Yangkana village in Goenshari, Punakha along with other settlements on the banks of the Mo Chhu have been using the rope bridge that includes rope loops […]

Businesses urged not to engage in unfair trade practices

Consumers are urged to use toll free number 1214 should unfair trade practices occur While shops and businesses have been allowed for operation in their respective zones amidst the second nationwide lockdown, the Office of the Consumer Protection (OCP) has urged the business entities in the country to strictly refrain from engaging in unfair trade […]

Rise in food prices highest this July in five years

Food prices increased by 14.91% The cost of food among others continues to rise exponentially going by the figures available with the National Statistics Bureau (NSB). The month of July this year recorded the highest year-on-year increase in the inflation rate over the past five years at 7.56% compared to the same month last year […]

Opposition commits support and solidarity to fight Covid-19

The Opposition Party maintained that it remains ever committed to support the government, task forces and all frontline workers to combat the spread of the virus despite another nationwide lockdown from December 23. “We are confident that with the blessings of our guardian deities, the leadership of His Majesty The King, the committed efforts of […]

Prices of groceries and vegetables touch new heights

Panic buying being one of the reasons Prices of vegetables and grocery items are soaring due to short supply and high demand in many areas in Thimphu even as a national lockdown is being observed. Though many grocery stores receive their stock from wholesalers, they are yet to get supplies of commodities like wheat flour, […]

Vegetables to be imported to meet shortage

Though local produces from farmers would be mobilized as much as possible across the zone shops within Thimphu Thromde as the ministry has already rolled out its resources allocation exercise, shortage of supply in vegetables will be met by imports, according to Agriculture Minister Yeshey Penjor. The Lyonpo said surplus resources from various Dzongkhags would […]

Druk Gyalpo’s Relief Kidu extends to March next year

Meanwhile, 7,731 received the Kidu for eight months since April this year The Druk Gyalpo’s Relief Kidu (DGRK) would extend till March next year with a grant of Nu 10,000 and Nu 7,000 as the full and partial amounts respectively, according to the Kidu office. The Kidu office had received 119 applications as of December […]

Zoning system implemented nationwide

There are 15 super zones, 44 zones and 11 self-contained zones in the capital As the country imposes a nationwide lockdown to tackle community transmission of the coronavirus, the zoning system has been implemented in the capital and across the country. Karma Yonten from His Majesty’s Secretariat earlier this week said during a press meet […]

Haa declares three regions red zone

Haa residents have been urged to call 1007/1008 for any inquiry or support After a 16-year-old boy was detected positive in Haa, the COVID-19 Task Force in Haa has declared Haa town, Betso, and Tsilungkhag villages under Uesu Gewog as red zone. The boy is a student of Gongzim Ugyen Dorji Central School from Beltso […]

Over 2,000 people tested in flu clinics

People should be visiting the flu clinics if one is having flu-like symptoms, urges health ministry Since the national lockdown, a total of 2,052 people have been tested in the flu clinics across the country as of December 23. The three flu clinics at Thimphu have tested 435 people as of December 23. Since the […]