English | Dzongkha Wednesday, August 5, 2020

PDP on the legality of selling tobacco products by the government’s outlet

People’s Democratic Party (PDP) calls on the government to explain to the country why the act of selling tobacco and tobacco products by the government’s outlet is not in violation of the Tobacco Control Act. Section 11 (b) of the Act states that no person shall manufacture, supply or distribute tobacco and tobacco products.

Low price forces almost half of the Cordyceps collectors to withdraw from auction, Saephu Gewog

The Cordyceps auction at Saephu Gewog in Wangdue Phodrang saw a three-fold decrease in the quantity of cordyceps auctioned compared to last year. The price of the fungi also dropped by almost 60 per cent, and only half of the collectors and a handful of bidders turned up for the auction.

Healthy Drukyul online campaign- a welcome move

The initiative to promote a balanced diet and proper nutrition through the ‘Healthy Drukyul’ online campaign, initiated by the Prime Minister’s Office, is a welcome move in addressing nutrition-related issues among the Bhutanese population.

Jaigaon lockdown from tomorrow

Jaigaon, the neighbouring Indian town across Phuentshogling, will be under a complete lockdown for six days beginning tomorrow. The decision comes after 17 people tested positive for the Nobel Coronavirus on Saturday.

New insignia system for forestry officials

The Department of Forests and Park services has introduced a new insignia system for all forestry officials based on their ranks.

Gyalposhing-Nganglam highway opens to traffic

After remaining closed for the last four days, Gyalposhing-Nganglam highway finally opened to traffic this evening.

Scout leaders attend COVID-19 programme in Gelegphu

25 scout leaders from Dagana, Tsirang, Sarpang and Gelegphu attended an orientation programme on COVID -19 pandemic in Gelegphu.

Chilli farmers in Khawajara-Tsephu celebrate bountiful harvest

The people of Khawajara-Tsephu Chiwog in Toedwang Gewog in Punakha growing small chilies have two reasons to celebrate this year- bountiful harvest and good price.

Airlines brace for major financial turbulence amid the COVID-19 storm

The Coronavirus pandemic has brought the growing aviation industry in the country reeling to the ground. The plunge in travel and increase in cancellation refunds has soared Bhutan Airlines and Druk Air’s losses to millions.

Coronavirus community transmission in Jaigaon

17 people tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 24 hours  in what is reported as the first confirmed cases of community transmission in the neighbouring Indian town of West Bengal, according to local media in Jaigoan.

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