Community ECCD centers decide not to open still

In line with the directives received from the office of the Prime Minister on the re-opening of private ECCD centers, the Ministry of Education announced that all private ECCD centers can re-open from July 15. It was also notified that the re-opening of the centers will depend entirely on the agreement between the proprietor and […]

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June sees 2,345 transport infringements

The number of traffic violators has decreased in June 2020 compared to June last year. This year, in June, Royal Bhutan Police (RBP) reported 2,345 transport infringements and collected fines amounting to Nu 2,623,450. Compared to 2019, fines imposed for traffic violation decreased from Nu 3,052,150. The number of traffic infringements reported last month has […]

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WHO acknowledges emerging evidence of airborne spread of COVID-19

The World Health Organization (WHO) has acknowledged there is emerging evidence that the COVID-19 can be spread by tiny particles suspended in the air called aerosol. Airborne transmission could not be ruled out in crowded, closed or poorly ventilated settings, said an official in a recent conference at the WHO headquarters. If the evidence is […]

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Party members in quandary over OL’s move to resign

Party members of the Druk Phuensum Tshogpa (DPT) are perplexed over the Opposition Leader’s move to resign and join as the Director General of International Center for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), an international organization, as they had not seen it coming. Talking to Business Bhutan, General Secretary of DPT, Sangay Phurba, said that although there […]

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COVID vaccine recipients to be prioritized if vaccine is developed

WHO has listed around 160 COVID-19 vaccine candidates of which 137 vaccine candidates are at pre-clinical and 23 are in clinical evaluation The health ministry has already prioritized who will get the COVID-19 vaccine in the country first if the vaccine is developed, according to health authorities. Health Minister Dechen Wangmo said that the ministry […]

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Media workshop highlights climate change reporting challenges

A three-day training on climate change reporting was carried out for the media on July 13-15 to create awareness on reporting on Climate Change (CC) in Bhutan by the Bhutan Media Foundation (BMF). Executive Director of BMF, Needrup Zangpo said the media faces challenges on reporting on climate change on two fronts. According to him, […]

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ECCDs remain closed impacting parents and children

Though schools, colleges, and educational institutes re-opened with effect from July 1, all ECCDs are still closed due to fear of COVID-19 pandemic. Though the government informed that private ECCDs can open if owners and parents are willing, not a single center has opened until now. Pema Dorji, an in-service said with the closure of […]

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Faculty of Traditional Medicine conducts first batch of examination

The Faculty of Traditional Medicine under the Khesar Gyalpo University of Medical Sciences of Bhutan conducted the examination for its first batch of 26 students on June 2. Talking with the Deputy Dean of Academic Affairs from the Faculty of Traditional Medicine, Drungtsho Tempa Gyaltshen said the exam will take place in three batches. The […]

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