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BPC to reissue bills

The Bhutan Power Corporation Limited (BPC) said it has been receiving numerous complaints regarding the –electricity bill amount for the bills raised after the 2nd nationwide lockdown. As a part of BPC’s COVID-19 contingency plan and standard operating procedure (SoP), BPC resorted to the average billing of the customers during …

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Royal Kasho on Education Reform

Standing on the cusp of the twentieth century, Gongsa Ugyen Wangchuck saw the importance of modern education in preparing Bhutan for what lay ahead. Despite the daunting challenges of his time, he established schools in Bhutan and sent Bhutanese children to study in India. Realising the importance of advanced monastic …

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ACC back on the investigation beat after pandemic challenge

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) faced challenges in closing cases due to the pandemic in the country. They couldn’t call people for interrogation nor could they go to people for an interview since March 2020. Now that health protocols are in place, they will resume their investigation. ACC where also not …

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PM clarifies public’s doubts on Covishield vaccine

Prime Minister Dasho (Dr) Lotay Tshering clarified the facts of the Covishield vaccine (Oxford-AstraZeneca) during a Live Session on Facebook since a growing number of people were confused and worried about the side effects of the vaccine. The Prime Minister said Covishield vaccine which Bhutan received recently has gone through …

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Lockdown 2.0 hits small businesses hard

With the overall business sector seeing an unprecedented situation with lockdowns, various control measures and other policies coming into action due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a lot of business owners are left wondering when and how will things go back in place.  With the second lockdown gradually starting to unlock …

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8,362 stranded people in Thimphu

Public Service Call Centre 1010 has recorded 3,923 stranded cases in Thimphu affecting 8,362 people since December 23, 2020. Of the total, 77 stranded cases involving 148 people are from other dzongkhags. The maximum number of people stranded in Thimphu are from Chukha, Paro, Punakha and Wangdue. The movement of …

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