Case of two charged for breaching Covid-19 protocols forwarded to court

The two men are the residents of Kabesa Gewog in Punakha The case of two men, aged 54 and 40, and arrested after illegally entering Sirigang, Kabisa Gewog in Punakha from Langjophakha, Thimphu, via Sinchula trail on January 28 without informing the relevant authorities, has been forwarded to the Punakha District Court by Punakha police […]

‘It is very important to keep track of any unusual symptoms or effects on health’

Many Bhutanese people are under the impression that Covid-19 is just like flu and people, who suffered mild or asymptomatic Covid-19, do not know of the virus’s brutal side effects in the long run. According to Dr. Al-Aly, the director of the Clinical Epidemiology Center and chief of Research and Education Service at Veterans Affairs […]

Bhutan’s economy likely to make U-shaped recovery

The growth trajectory is projected to rebound to a pre-covid level at 5.5% in 2022 Bhutan’s economy will likely make a U-shaped recovery during the post-pandemic, according to local economist Dr. Damber S. Kharka. The expert characterized the revival of the economy as one making a U-shaped recovery given that some sectors are gradually improving, […]

The problem of increased fuel prices

As if the increasing prices for goods and services were not enough as inflation skyrockets while we continue our fight against Covid-19 in the country, last week rising fuel prices were added as another burden that is likely to hit many of us. In Thimphu, the prices of petrol and diesel rose by more than […]

10% rise in fuel prices to push inflation to 4.9%

Economic Affairs Minister says that fuel prices have a huge impact on inflation As consumers in the country feel the pinch of the rising food inflation over two years, the recent hike in fuel prices is likely to squeeze household budgets, forcing low-income consumers to tighten their belts. The recent increase in fuel prices by […]