English | Dzongkha Friday, March 5, 2021

Surge in domestic violence during the second lockdown

In the last 10 days of the nationwide lockdown, 31 women were reportedly victimized by domestic violence. This is as per records maintained with Respect, Educate, Nurture, and Empower Women (RENEW). It is a huge increase compared to the same period during the previous lockdown. 

Winter vegetables in Sarpang delay harvest

It is the peak season this time around for fresh vegetables from Sarpang to hit the market, however, it is going to be a little longer, before the abundance. Blame it to the unseasonal rainfall; farmers were not able to start vegetable cultivation on time.

Happiness centre in Phuentsholing struggles to remain afloat amidst lockdown

Just about a year old, Happiness Center – the after-care home for alcohol and drug addicts in Phuentshogling is struggling to function normally. A home to drug and alcohol dependents, the lockdown has brought about distortion in its functioning. 

Thirty-three businesses fined for unfair trade practice

Over the last 10 days, the Office of Consumer Protection (OCP) has penalised 33 businesses for unfair trade practices. Of them, 26 are shops and seven are vegetable wholesalers. 
The businesses were found increasing the price of goods and selling expired items. Some 12 shops were caught, following complaints by people through OCP’s toll-free number and […]

OTP scam victimises WhatsApp users

OTP scam or One-time Password scam is quite familiar among the WhatsApp users this time around. A phone-hacking scam has been making its way around on the app. It is a trick designed by hackers to gain illegal access to the accounts.  

Man arrested in Samtse for allegedly crossing border

Samtse police arrested a 44-year-old man from Rinchhenphu in Yoeseltse Gewog last night on suspicion of illegally crossing the border and re-entering.

From home to fields, electric fence brings the best

The electric fence has not only helped the farmers of Jongthang and Mangdephu under Nubi Gewog in Trongsa protect their crops from wild animals but has also saved people from spending tiring nights. It has been more than five years since the farmers there got the electric fence.

Wearing the right mask ensures more safety

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the use of facemasks has become a part of everyday life. Since then, the market is flooded with different types of masks. This has triggered concerns and debates among people, regarding the masks available in the market.  Some say many are not aware of the effectiveness of different types of masks.

New variant of COVID-19 in Bhutan?

The Health Ministry’s medical analysts are under the suspicion that the present-day coronavirus could be related to the new variant of COVID-19. It was observed that transmission and the spread of the virus today, is totally different compared to the past.

Lockdown, the best measure to prevent coronavirus spread

Although strict surveillance and preventive measures are being taken to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, lockdown seems to be the ultimate and the most effective measure. The feeling is mutual among people from all walks of life.

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