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30 lockdown violation cases registered with Thimphu police

Thimphu police has registered 30 cases related to lockdown violation since the second lockdown as of now. Though they do not detain any suspects with the risk of local transmission in the detention, this time they have detained two suspects who are repeat offenders. Police said that before detaining any …

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Health Minister thanks her Health Family

The Health Minister Dasho Dechen Wangmo in a message to the health staff said 2020 has been a challenging year for all of humanity and Bhutan is no exception. “However, it is a deeply reassuring fact that we have collectively endured in might and spirit that was as unprecedented as …

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250 shops identified in Thimphu for opening

250 shops are to be opened in the different zones in Thimphu, and the health surveillance teams have already tested all of the shopkeepers. Thromde will provide them with cards after testing negative for COVID-19, and the shopkeepers are required to wear and display the cards so that it is …

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RBP seizes 32 business licenses over 9 pm timing

Despite constant warnings and sensitization on shop closure by 9 pm, Thimphu police seized 22 business licenses belonging to bars, restaurants, grocery shops and snooker halls, within just a month’s time. Of the 22, one person is a repeat offender and all the license owners were released on bail by …

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CCPC (amendment) bill of Bhutan adopted

During the second session of the third parliament, the National Assembly (NA) deliberated on 9 sections which were then forwarded to National Council (NC). The NC than deliberated on 9 sections during the 24th session of the NC and forwarded 19 sections, including amendments and new recommendation to the NA …

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Govt bore Nu 24 mn loss in buying back cabbages

During the National Assembly (NA) Question Hour session on Tuesday, the Member of Parliament from Khar Yurung constituency asked the Agriculture and Forests Minister on the measures taken up by the government to improve the BuyBack policy for the benefit of the farmers. The MP said, “The government has pledged …

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CSI Bank disbursed Nu 875 mn in loans in 10 months: FM

A question to the Finance Minister was addressed yesterday during the Question and Answer session in the National Assembly about how much loans had been disbursed so far by the Cottage and Small Industries (CSI) bank since its establishment.  The Finance Minister in response said that due to lowered interest …

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