wrong-timed board exams

At around the same time last week on January 21, the education ministry issued a notification through its Facebook page that the board examinations for class X and XII will be conducted as scheduled – from February 14- 28, 2022. It stated that the decision had been reached after a high level virtual consultative meeting […]

31 business entities fined for overcharging during the lockdown

Consumers are urged to report to the OCP through a toll free number 1214 for any unfair trade practices The Office of Consumer Protection (OCP) imposed fines amounting to Nu 71,214 to 31 business entities in Thimphu for overcharging during the lockdown. This was following an investigation by the OCP based on consumers’ complaints received through […]

Trashigang on high alert as other districts go under lockdown

The district administration has also started administering Covid-19 booster doses for people in the district While many dzongkhags went under lockdown this month and a few dzongkhags also saw the lockdown being extended till the end of the month, Trashigang, however, has been one the few dzongkhags that has been successful to avoid a lockdown […]

Many parents unhappy over government’s decision on board exams

The decision is inappropriate and disappointing, says one of the parents Amid the lockdown and an increasing number of the Omicron variant of Covid-19 cases in the country, many parents are disappointed with the government’s decision to have the board exams for class X and XII as scheduled earlier – from February 14-28. However, the […]

Three-day mass testing for Covid-19 begins in Thimphu

The initiative is to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus To assess the extent of the Covid-19 virus spread in the capital and break the chain of transmission, the three-day mass Covid-19 testing for Thimphu began starting yesterday. The testing for Thimphu’s North Megazone was done yesterday, while testing for the Core 1 Megazone […]

PDP condemns govt.’s move to convert schools into containment centers

The party has urged the government to immediately stop converting schools into containment centers With over 70 students, teachers and staff of the Kuendrup Higher Secondary School in Gelephu being reportedly infected with the COVID 19-virus yesterday, the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has condemned the government’s recklessness with which schools are converted into containment centers. […]

𝗙𝗖𝗕𝗟 𝗶𝗺𝗽𝗼𝗿𝘁𝘀 𝗡𝘂 𝟲.𝟰𝟳𝗺𝗻 𝘄𝗼𝗿𝘁𝗵 𝗼𝗳 𝗴𝗿𝗲𝗲𝗻 𝗰𝗵𝗶𝗹𝗹𝗶𝗲𝘀

𝐀𝐫𝐨𝐮𝐧𝐝 𝟏𝟖𝟔.𝟑𝟒𝐌𝐓 𝐨𝐟 𝐜𝐡𝐢𝐥𝐥𝐢𝐞𝐬 𝐰𝐞𝐫𝐞 𝐝𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐫𝐢𝐛𝐮𝐭𝐞𝐝 𝐚𝐜𝐫𝐨𝐬𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐜𝐨𝐮𝐧𝐭𝐫𝐲 𝐚𝐬 𝐨𝐟 𝐥𝐚𝐬𝐭 𝐰𝐞𝐞𝐤 After the government began to import green chillies in the country, the Food Corporation of Bhutan Limited (FCBL) imported around 186.34MT (Metric Tons) of green chillies from Falakata, India. The government has spent around Nu 6.47mn to import green chillies in the […]

Knowing the Omicron

True to the WHO’s declaration about the capability of the new Covid-19 Omicron variant to spread faster than any previous strain, we are perhaps seeing a similar development here too with many new cases of the Covid-19 proliferating and emerging from many parts of the country this week. As of Friday night, the health ministry […]