English | Dzongkha Saturday, January 16, 2021

Safety-based process of facilitating stranded people delaying the service delivery, 1010

With some 8,000 people from 20 districts stranded due to the ongoing lockdown in Thimphu, a lot of people are raising concerns on the toll-free number 1010 through social media forums. Many are complaining of a delayed response and a slow service delivery. But as per Public Service Call Centre, with community transmission in Thimphu, there are a lot of processes involved which is delaying the service delivery.

Uesu and Samar in Haa anticipate better mobile networks

People in parts of Uesu and Samar Gewogs in Haa will soon get rid of their disgruntlement regarding the poor mobile network connectivity. Both Bhutan Telecom and Tashi Cell are working towards improving the network, especially the internet service in the locality.

Ngultrum eight more for goods and services

Between July and October last year, the price for goods and services increased by eight per cent on an average compared to the same period the previous year. This means people paid Ngultrum eight more for every Nu 100 they spent on goods and services. National Statistics Bureau released its monthly Consumer Price Index (CPI) […]

ABS reaches out to persons with disabilities during the pandemic

While the pandemic has distorted the normal functioning of every-day life, persons living with disabilities were hit the hardest. However, Ability Bhutan Society (ABS) is up to its best to provide the most needful. 

Ropeway of Goenshari, an ancient gear needs replacement

A ropeway, the only lifeline to cross the Mochhu River, two households of Yangkana under Goenshari Gewog in Punakha is genuinely in need of a proper bridge. It has been two decades now that the villages have been dependent on the ropeway to travel and transport their goods till the nearest road point.

Boulder export from Gelegphu not up to the mark

Boulder export from Gelephu to Bangladesh resumed in November last year, but it has never been able to regain its normal pace even until now. Most of the exporters have now suspended the export due to risks along the 350 kilometres highway through the Assam and Meghalaya states.

No travel for those who do not own a private car?

With the inter-dzongkhag travel restriction still in force, the government has facilitated travel for stranded people in various parts of the country since a few days back, but what of those who do not own a private car?

Samtse reinstates mandatory quarantine

With the relaxation of the lockdown in Samtse yesterday, the seven-day mandatory quarantine for all out-bound travellers from the district was reinstated. Although the dzongkhag was declared a green zone without any COVID-19 positive cases, it is still considered a high-risk area because of its proximity to the border. 

Sharpa and Baangdey- spelling variations causing confusions

Following the extensive use of names of the places such as Sharpa and Baangdey in Paro amid COVID-19 stories by BBS, a public outcry poured in, regarding the uniformity and correctness of spelling and pronunciation. However, speaking to the relevant agencies, BBS learned that the issue is everywhere and that there is no standard to it.

Haa landfill in shambles

Reportedly endangering the health of people and animals nearby and damaging the forest, the Haa waste disposal site at Anakha in Uesu Gewog continues to be a nuisance. The 10 years capacity of the landfill was over in 2016, but waste disposal at the site seems to find no end.

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