English | Dzongkha Monday, September 28, 2020

Incessant rainfall hampers winter vegetables, Tsirang

Farmers of Tsirang are apprehensive of producing this year’s winter vegetables on time. These days, like in many parts of the country, the district known for mass cultivation of vegetables is experiencing a continuous rainfall. And so, works to prepare for the season is hampered.

Six men involved in smuggling of sex toys sentenced to three months to six months, Paro

Paro District Court, on Thursday, sentenced six men to prison terms ranging from three months to six months for smuggling, aiding and abetting, and solicitation of sex toys. They can however pay in lieu of the imprisonment.

Ensuring the safety of the frontliners, Sarpang

The source of infection of the three frontline workers who tested positive for COVID-19 in Gelegphu is yet to be established. However, the Health Ministry’s Technical Advisory Group (TAG) listed probable sources, which were highlighted in the team’s Inspection and Assessment Report on the Containment Centers of Frontline Workers in Sarpang. The cases were detected on 26th August and 11th September.

Winter chilli, Tsirang

The return from winter chilli has been encouraging for farmers of Sergithang Maed and Tashithang chiwogs under Sergithang Gewog in Tsirang in the last few years. Taking advantage of the past successes, more farmers from the two chiwogs are growing the winter chilli on expanded areas from this year. Owing to its potential for the winter chilli, Sergithang Gewog Agriculture Extension Office also started encouraging the winter chilli in some places in Noorbugang and Semdenjong chiwogs under the same gewog from this year.

Illegal sale of tobacco still thriving amid the border closures

With borders closed, security stepped up and surveillance vigilant, chances of smuggling is slim to zero. Yet, the illegal sale of tobacco in the country is still thriving. The Bhutan Narcotics Control Authority (BNCA) seized 10 business licenses for the illegal possession of tobacco products in Thimphu recently.
The shopkeepers were fined accordingly and their licenses have been […]

A policeman succumbs to stab injuries

Two police personnel are under custody in Paro after a 23-year-old policeman from Phuentshogling succumbed to stab injuries on Tuesday. The incident occurred at Baangdey town in Paro police outpost.

NHDCL tenants request for rent waivers, Phuentshogling

The COVID-19 pandemic has claimed close to a million lives and devastated livelihoods of millions worldwide. Although Bhutan’s fight against the virus has been commendable, to say the least, the measures adopted have affected livelihoods of many with the low-income groups being the hardest hit.

Businesses face grim prospects post lockdown, Monggar

Businesses are reopening and some children are back in school following the cautious relaxations of lockdown in a phased manner. But business is taking time to pick up. The pandemic has taken its toll on many businesses.

Tarayana helps families build houses, Tsirang

Tarayana Foundation has been playing a vital role in uplifting the livelihoods of low-income sections of the society in rural areas. And in Tsirang, the Foundation has constructed over 300 houses in five gewogs since 2015. Of which, about 120 beneficiaries are from Tsirang Toed and Pungtenchhu Gewogs.

Mandatory seven-day quarantine for those leaving Samtse

Like other southern districts, Samtse is classified as a high-risk area. Despite starting inter-district travel to and from Samtse last week, those leaving Samtse towards low-risk areas need to undergo a mandatory seven-day quarantine. However, unless necessary, district officials are advising people not to make travel plans. 

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