COVID-19 situation in P/ling is getting better: COVID-19 TAG

As of yesterday, Phuentsholingโ€™s positivity rate stands at 0.025% The COVID-19 outbreak situation in Phuentsholing is getting better as confirmed positive cases are either from the contacts or from the same cluster, said Dr Tshokey from the COVID-19 Technical Advisory Group. As of yesterday, 13 new cases were detected among the Bhutanese, seven contacts and […]

Easy win for Dragon Strikers and SKD ALL Stars

The quiet and secluded Jigmethang Cricket Ground at Dechencholing in Thimphu was abuzz with cricket players and enthusiasts last Saturday morning as the much-awaited โ€˜Bhutan T20 Smash 2021โ€™ kicked off with the Dragon Strikers (DS) taking on the Paro Virtual Cricket Club (PVCC).

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The main objective of the second government bond issuance was to raise finance to capitalize the National CSI Development Bank The Ministry of Finance (MoF) issued bond for two times from last year to as of now. The government issued bond worth Nu 700mn for ten years tenure and floated for the second time this […]

Farmers lose maize cultivation to armyworm infestation in Trashigang

For the third year this time, farmers in Shongphu Gewog in Trashigang are presently battling to save their maize cultivation from armyworm infestation and dearth of water in the gewog. Almost around 80% of maize cultivation in the gewog have been damaged by armyworm infestation. Maize is one of the main crops of the villagers […]

Low student turnout worries Sherub Reldri School in Mongar

The school is unsure about the number of students they will receive this year After Kelki School in Kanglung, Trashigang confronted student enrollment issue for this academic year, a similar situation is being faced by the Sherub Reldri Higher Secondary School (SRHSS) in Mongar too. After the education ministry has started taking in most of […]

Man detained for charge of raping a minor

On April 24, a mother of a 15-year-old girl had lodged a complaint with the Wangduephodrang police that her daughter, an eighth grade student in one of the schools in Wangduephodrang, had gone missing after she failed to come home. The daughter had disappeared the same day the complaint was made to the police. The […]

Buray store comes to rescue of Buray weavers in Rangjung

Had it not been for the new store of Buray yarn at Rangjung in Trashigang, many weavers here in Trashigang wouldnโ€™t have much to weave last year. With the border gates closed since early last year, weavers in Trashigang faced difficulties to get the Buray fiber, which people travelled and fetched from the Indian neighboring […]

People have to be vigilant: Health Minister

Health ministry announced yesterday about detecting 29 new Covid-19 cases With 29 new cases being reported on Friday evening and the total number of active cases reaching to 152 in the country, Health Minister Dasho Dechen Wangmo said people have to be vigilant since neighboring countries are also seeing a surge in Covid-19 cases. โ€œThe […]

MoEA to ensure Indo-Bhutan trade flows are not disrupted

The minister says contingency plans are being activated to minimize disruptions to the economy and people The Ministry of Economic Affairs (MoEA) is preparing to ensure supply adequacy in case imports of goods and commodities get disturbed from India, economic affairs minister Loknath Sharma said. He said with the second wave of the Covid-19 continuing […]

No time for slipping vigilance

From zero in mid-March, the number of active Covid-19 cases has increased to 152 as of May 7 as the health ministry announced on Friday evening about detecting 29 new cases in the last 24 hours. Similarly, the virus is still spreading like wildfire in India as infections increased by more than 300,000 cases for […]