Many consumers still unsated with BPCโ€™s revised electric billing

Following numerous complaints regarding the electricity bill amount for the bill issued after the second nationwide lockdown, the bill was revised by the Bhutan Power Corporation Limited (BPC). However, many people are surprised with the slightest changes and are still not pleased with the revised billing. According to the BPC, the erstwhile billing was done […]

19 get job as parking fee collectors

The recruits comprise those laid-off employees because of the Covid-19 pandemic in the country The collection of parking fees in Phuentsholing town has once again been put into practice since last month and this is being done under the supervision of the Phuentsholing Thromde Administration. Currently, there are around 330 parking spaces in the core […]

Punakha geared up for mass Covid-19 vaccination

Punakha saw a total registration of 18,859 With 525 households and a population of more than 7,000 people in Guma gewog in Punakha, almost half of the residents are not sure and worried about taking the Covid-19 jab despite various advocacies carried by the gewog administration.   The Guma gewog gup, Ugyen Khandu, however, assures his […]

Time for retrospection!

As we receive the Covid-19 jab today, itโ€™s also time to retrospect our past journey of a little more than a year and contemplate how far have we come as an individual, family, community and nation. There is no denying that what we have witnessed and undergone in the past one year is something that […]

Drinking alcohol wonโ€™t impact COVID-19 vaccine efficacy, says NITAG

Alcohol and smoking should not be a barrier to getting the vaccine, according to health officials As the first mass COVID-19 vaccination is rolled out across the country, questions have been raised as to whether individuals drinking alcohol and smoking cigarettes would like to confront any impact when one gets the jab. Some experts around […]

Absence of compensation and crop insurance scheme leave youth group helpless

The MoAF is working with the RICBL to introduce crop insurance scheme One morning, an enthusiast and cheerful group of farmers wakes up only to find that all the hard work they have put in all day long for the past few weeks, striving to grow varieties of winter vegetables, has been rendered futile as […]

Nationwide Covid-19 vaccination rollout began

Health officials urge people not to rush or schedule the vaccination on the final day Ninda Dema, born in 1992 in the monkey year from Paro and working as the intellectual property officer with the economic affairs ministry, took the first dose of the Astra-Zeneca vaccine at 9am on Saturday. The first dose of the […]

Common side effects are normal after AstraZeneca vaccination – Health Minister

According to the CDC, the side effects are normal signs that the body is building protection Experiencing soreness on the site of injection, fever, headache, fatigue, muscle pain, nausea, chill and mild cough are likely after the AstraZeneca vaccine, according to Health Minister Dasho Dechen Wangmo. Additionally, she said these side effects are common adverse […]