Supply of essential commodities from India will continue: PM

There will be continuous supply of groceries, fuel and medicines from India, announced Prime Minister Dr. Lotay Tshering at a press conference on Thursday. The government has talked with the India government regarding these issues and the Government of India has agreed to supply or continue trade between the two countries, he said. Lyonchhen said […]

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Bhutanese across the border gripped by COVID-19 fear

With COVID-19 cases confirmed in India, Bhutanese living across the border in Jaigaon in India are gripped by fear, but they are taking precautionary measures like not venturing out. The government has urged the families to either shift to Phuentsholing with their respective families or return to their villages until the situation is under control, […]

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BNB opens bank agent in collaboration with Bhutan Post

Bhutan National Bank (BNB) launched its bank agent called BNB Ngotshab, a first of its kind in collaboration with a corporation, Bhutan Post. BNB launched Ngotshab in coordination with Bhutan Post since its offices and outlets are available in almost every corner in the country. Chief Operations Officer of BNB, Hem Kumar Acharya said that […]

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Tourism industry suffers loss of US$ 2.2mn due to COVID-19

Since the suspension of tourists entering the country following the detection of the first COVID-19 case in the country last week, the government had to forgo a revenue of US$ 2.2mn. Expectedly, the most impacted in the service sectors are the hoteliers, restaurants, guides, drivers, travel agents, aviation and other service providers. During the press […]

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Thromde asks houseowners to paint their rooftops

Painting roofs using light color materials is meant to make the city cooler in summer and prevent extreme temperature with uniform roofs. Thimphu Thrompon Kinlay Dorjee said the thromde has notified the owners on the roof policy through media whereby the thromde has informed the building owners to paint their roofs.  Thrompon added that the […]

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Bhutanese abroad coming home should consult the embassy concerned: PM

Bhutanese who are returning home should resort to the Bhutanese Embassy in the region and the country concerned, said Prime Minister Dr Lotay Tshering during a press meet on Thursday. Lyonchhen also said that the government has shared that if an individual is not able to contact the embassy, they should contact the concerned government […]

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New dialysis unit eases pressure on JDWNRH dialysis center

A newly opened dialysis unit (the center does not want to be named) at Changzamtok is now helping patients in need of dialysis treatment. Currently, there are 146 patients registered at the unit with one doctor and 24 staff. An additional four machines have arrived and soon they are going to be in operation. At […]

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CSI flagship program to create 2,000 jobs by 2023

The government has allocated Nu 1.2bn for the Cottage and Small Industries (CSI) flagship program in the flagship resources outlay for a year of which Nu 500mn is mobilized with a Nu 600mn resource gap. This was presented by the Gross National Happiness Commission (GNHC) Secretariat to the Prime Minister last week. A GNHC official […]

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