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Many Tenants in Thimphu await rent waiver

Tenants in and around Thimphu have literally requested their house owners for rental waiver due to drastic fall in daily sales and uncertainty of salary system faced by employees in the private sector. They hope for least a certain percentage waiver, which would help them in many ways.  House owners …

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Training institutes worried about business sustainability

With the COVID-19 control measures in place, all schools including technical training institutes have had to close down. Owners of private institutes are worried about the business sustainability. Proprietor and Principal of Yarab Institute, a tourism and hospitality institute in Thimphu, Sangay Zam, said that they had been unable to …

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India extends lockdown by 2 more weeks

The nationwide coronavirus lockdown will be extended by two more weeks from May 4, the Indian government said on friday, noting significant gains from the six-week shutdown in India’s fight to slow the spread of COVID-19. Extending the lockdown for the second time, the home ministry announced new guidelines based …

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Increasing number of Goontongs in Trashiyangtse

One of the stark features of many villages in Trashiyangtse dzongkhag today, is the number of empty households or ‘goongtongs’ that are increasing at alarming rates., Trashiyangtse has the highest number of goongtongs in the country. In some villages there are more goongtongs than actual households. Local leaders say, rural-urban …

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Loan waiver has positive impact on rentals

The deferment of EMIs and loan interest waiver for three months due to COVID-19 has eased the burden of paying house rents for some tenants as landlords made rent exemptions. Some of the house owners have decided to waive off the rents completely while some decided collect only 50 percent …

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