LOCAL NEWS

Appreciating Ama

To encourage children and men in the house to help women with the cooking, Britannia Cheese launched ‘Let’s Cook for Ama’ cookbook series on 11th November 2020 coinciding with Children’s Day celebrations in Bhutan. The objective of the launch was also to celebrate and appreciate the important role played by …

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All 22 active COVID-19 cases in Phuentsholing

Currently Bhutan has 22 active cases, out of which 21 are male and 1 female. A total of 364 cases have been reported so far and 342 cases have recovered so far. There are no active cases at the JDWNRH, Mongar and Gelephu COVID-19 centers as of today. The second …

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Nu 3.74 bn Waste Management Flagship Program will bring in waste segregation and colored bins instead of people running after late and inefficient trucks

According to the Chief Environment Officer for Waste Management Division with the National Environment Commission Thinley Dorji, a perception survey reveals that the frequency of waste collection services, location of collection point and timing of collection are the major hurdles towards effective collection and management waste in the country.    …

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2020 sees reduced crime due to COVID

Thimphu police have registered 1,060 criminal cases in 2020 till date with drugs cases being the highest with 202 cases (mainly drug abuse). The other common cases are battery with 178 cases, larceny with 143 cases, burglary with 71 cases and auto stripping with 48 cases. In 2019, they registered …

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Why Phuentsholing continues to have local transmission

One feature of Phuentsholing has been the continuing discovery of local transmission cases. Lyonpo Dechen Wangmo said that they do not know if the cases detected in Phuentsholing are new infections or the infection was there from before and is being passed on. She said, “The reason behind having positive …

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150 years of Mahatma Gandhi celebrated at India House

The Embassy of India organized a special function to mark the Grand Finale of the 150 years of Mahatma Gandhi celebrations, culminating in his birth anniversary on 2nd October 2020 at the India House Auditorium, Thimphu. It was graced by the Minister for Home and Cultural Affairs Sherub Gyeltshen with …

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PDP opposes appointment of Tenzin Lekphell to BIMSTEC SG post

The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) said while it rejoices at the prospect of Bhutan leading the BIMSTEC they are deeply concerned by the appointment of Tenzin Lekphell, the co-founder of Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa (DNT) and former candidate of Bartsham-Shongphu constituency as Secretary General of BIMSTEC for reasons that PDP genuinely …

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