More than 700 Indian laborers want to return home

More than 700 Indian laborers working at ongoing hydropower project sites want to return home. Currently, there are more than 5,700 laborers working at Nikachhu project, and Punatshangchhu l and ll. Most of them have already returned with the help of agencies concerned. Laborers want to return because most of them have personal problems at […]

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Government spends Nu 1.358bn for COVID-19

The government has provided a budget of Nu 1.358bn on priority basis for prevention, containment, treatment measures for coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and for stocking of essential food items, fuel, and other related activities to ensure public safety. The National Budget Financial Year 2020-21 report states that Nu 206mn was provided for procurement of personal protective […]

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The volunteers who are risking it all

Even as the first Bhutanese COVID positive case at the border was confirmed recently,frontline responders along the sealed border region are working tirelessly, braving the elements and wildlife and dangers to their own life, to ensure that untoward cases of smuggling and loitering are prevented along with the virus. The frontline workers are volunteers from […]

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Public cautioned about cyber-crimes amidst coronavirus

The Royal Bhutan Police (RBP) has cautioned the public on cyber-threats with the global surge of digital crimes and work-from-home culture around the world during the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation. “Most of the Bhutanese are not internet security conscious and are not keeping abreast of latest internet crime and their preventions measures and they are therefore, […]

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No reason for people to panic and worry –PM

The 59-year-old partner of the American tourist, the first patient of COVID-19 case in the country, tested positive yesterday morning, but Prime Minister Dr Lotay Tshering maintained that there is no reason for people to panic and worry. “There is no risk for the people since the patient was under quarantine for 14 days. There […]

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Volunteer teachers form group to help during COVID-19

Around 2,770 volunteer teachers from schools in Paro, Punakha, Phuentsholing, Thimphu, Wangduephodrang and other parts of Bhutan have formed a group called Teachers of Bhutan Volunteers (VTOB) to offer services to the king, country and the people amidst the pandemic scare. The first online coordination meeting was held with more than 1,200 teachers on March […]

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Schools grapple for solutions to complete syllabus

With the corona-virus confirmed in the country, schools and institutes have been closed for two weeks in Thimphu, Paro, Punakha, and Phuntsholing. Education minister Jai Bir Rai said that although the department of school and education is already working on the plans, currently the ministry of education have not come up with measures to make […]

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