NEWS

Farming activities in Thimphu and Paro allowed despite the lockdown

Despite the lockdown in Thimphu and Paro dzongkhag, the people are allowed to carry out their farming activities except for the people in red clusters who are restricted. Paro Dzongda Tenzin Thinley said that the farming activities within the peripheral areas are allowed while farming activities in the red clusters …

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Southern Dzongkhags unlock smoothly as people provide full cooperation

Dzongkhag heads from four southern Dzongkhags along the border shared that people are very cooperative with the implementation of unlocking phase one. They have shared how careful people are in handling the situation now. Chukha, Sarpang, Samdrupjongkhar and Samtse Dzongkhags have shared their do’ and don’ts of unlocking phase one …

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MoH urges people not to harass COVID-19 patients

Ministry of Health (MoH) is appealing to the general public to stop harassing the COVID-19 patients and their families. The nature of the disease is such that it is highly contagious and spreads without one’s knowledge.  Prime Minister Dasho Dr Lotay Tshering said that positive patients are getting harassed as …

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NA adopts Lhengye Zhungtshog Bill of Bhutan 2020

The National Assembly adopted the Lhengye Zhungtshog Bill of Bhutan 2020 with 42 Yes, 2 No and 2 Abstaining out of 46 Members present and voting.   The House deliberated on Chapters regarding powers, functions and responsibilities, privileges and immunities, code of conduct, offences and penalties and dissolution of the Lhengye Zhungtshog. The Human Rights and Foreign …

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PAC gives 4 recommendations for annual audit report

The Public Accounts Committee of the Parliament noted that a number of observations pointed in its report were recurrent lapses reflected across different agencies, year after year. The irregularities occurred not because of a lack of rules or procedures but failure on the part of implementing agencies to comply. The …

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