School stipend to fund budget for hand washing amenities

Since installing enough hand washing stations and hand sanitizers in the schools as preparedness to combat COVID-19 pandemic is a prerequisite for their reopening, the government will be utilizing the school stipend budget. We have not used the school stipend budget due to closure of schools, the Education Minister, Jai B. Rai said. “The budget […]

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Marijuana abuse, an increasing trend, after border lockdown

Figures compiled by the Punakha police show an increasing trend of marijuana abuse in the dzongkhag over the past two months possibly due to the short supply of contraband across the border. From March till date Punakha police have registered 15 cases of marijuana abuse and illicit trafficking of NDPs with 38 people arrested. Nine […]

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Project Sherab and HOPE-COVID initiate activities to help fight the pandemic

Project SHERAB (Supporting Holistic Education for Reflective Action and Behaviour) is an initiative of the alumni of the Foundational Leadership Programme-2 (FLP-2), Royal Institute of Governance and Strategic Studies (RIGSS). The goal of Project SHERAB is to contribute towards maximizing Gross National Happiness and developing the philosophy of Bhutan. On an annual basis, the alumni […]

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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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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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Pandorabiz opens way for online promotion of businesses

In a world of fast everything driven by technology and modernization, an entrepreneur has innovated an online marketing and advertising platform on Facebook. PandoraBiz.com, launched by Sandeep Rai Chamling on January 1, 2020 is a marketing and advertising agent that helps business owners within and outside the country to advertise and promote locally and internationally. […]

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NA adopts BIMSTEC convention

To cooperate in combating international terrorism, transnational organized crime and illicit drug trafficking, the National Assembly adopted the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) Convention. There are seven member states, including Bhutan, Bangladesh, Nepal, India, Sri Lanka, Myanmar and Thailand. The convention is to facilitate and strengthen collaboration and sharing […]

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