English | Dzongkha Tuesday, October 26, 2021

More than 25,000 apply for relief kidu within a week

A week after Prime Minister Dr Lotay Tshering announced His Majesty The King’s command to extend the Druk Gyalpo’s Relief Kidu (DGRK) for another 15 months, a total of 19,341 applications have applied for the Monthly Income Support and 7,374 borrowers have registered for the Loan Interest Payment Support.

Police register a case against NHDCL- Changjiji streetlight pole collapse case

A 58-year-old woman who was hit by a streetlight pole in Changjiji in Thimphu is still confined to bed although she was discharged from the hospital recently. Police have registered the case against National Housing Development Corporation Limited and investigating it. As per law experts, an individual can file a case against the office concerned to fix the accountability.

Second dose of COVID vaccine will be administered within the stipulated time frame

The government remains positive to administer the second dose of the COVID vaccine to the country’s entire eligible population within the stipulated time frame. The foreign minister said that the government is hopeful of receiving the vaccines for the second dose from India. Lyonpo said the foreign secretary and the ambassador of Bhutan to India are in constant touch with the Indian counterparts.

Gelegphu Thromde goes for a change and elects a new Thrompon

Going for a change this time, the voters of Gelegphu Thromde voted Tshering Norbu over the former Thrompon, Tikaram Khafley. Tshering Norbu secured 713 votes and won by 338 votes over his opponent who secured only 375 votes. The Gelegphu residents voted Tshering Norbu for his pledges and new ideas to provide better services. 

Phuentshogling Thromde goes for experience and elects the former Thrompon

Phuentshogling Thromde residents went for experience and re-elected the former Thrompon, Uttar Kumar Rai. With 336 votes, the 39-year-old Uttar Kumar Rai won against his three other opponents.  

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New World Bank Resident Representative to Bhutan presents his credential to the Foreign Minister

The new World Bank Resident Representative to Bhutan, Adama Coulibaly (PhD), presented his credentials to the Foreign Minister yesterday, at a ceremony conducted at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Gyalyong Tshogkhang.

Home stay owner in Haa finds poultry farm business lucrative amid the pandemic

Amid closed borders and cancelled flights, travel came to a standstill. And this affected those who make a living from the tourism sector especially people owning farmhouses and farm stays. But for Kinley Wangchuk who owns a homestay in Haa, venturing into the poultry farm business has provided him with a ray of hope. 

Mass screening in Phuentshogling made easier by Zhichar App

Lockdown in Phuentshogling will be lifted only after every individual test negative for COVID-19. To rule out the presence of residual COVID-19 cases in the community, the Ministry of Health started mass screening today. In three days, an individual from each household will be tested. As of 1 pm today, 1865 individuals have been tested.

Voter turnout increases by over 22 per cent compared to 2016, Thromde elections 2021

In keeping with Section 457 of the Election Act of the Kingdom of Bhutan, 2008, the Election Commission of Bhutan (ECB) formally declared the results of the three Thromde Tshogdes in Gelegphu, Phuentshogling and Thimphu today. The ECB recorded voter turn out at 59.46 per cent, which is an increase of more than 22 per cent compared to the last Thromde elections.

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