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Medium and small industries affected without skilled labourers from India

The relaxation of lockdown has helped manufacturing units and industries in Sarpang bring in raw materials, but the firms are facing a shortage of hands to continue business

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Bhutanese complacent despite the spike in COVID-19 cases

The recent spike in the number of COVID-19 positive cases in the country has done little to alarm public who have now returned to ‘business as usual’ after the initial scare

Availability of test kits to determine entry of foreign workers

The home ministry may have lifted the restrictions on the entry of foreign workers to Bhutan, but the number of skilled foreign workers entering the country would depend on the health ministry’s capacity to test and availability of test kits

Bhutan's domestic revenue to fall by 14 percent

Bhutan's domestic revenue for fiscal year 2020-21 is estimated at Nu 33,189 million (M), which is one of the lowest in the recent past

Bhutan's national budget increases by 14 percent amid fall in domestic revenue

Bhutan's annual budget for the fiscal year (FY) 2020-21 has reversed the trend of an increasing share of current expenditure vis-à-vis the capital expenditure

Semester-end exams in Bhutan to be held before September

Colleges under the Royal University of Bhutan (RUB) will conduct their semester-end examinations before September

Government won’t meddle in private school fee issue: Bhutan education minister

It is now left entirely up to the private schools in Bhutan whether or not to collect school fees. Education minister Jai Bir Rai, during the Meet The Press session yesterday, said that his ministry has decided not to intervene in their affairs

May sees a spike in COVID-19 cases in Bhutan

After recording the biggest jump of five new cases within 24 hours on May 14 and three cases each on May 22, 24 and yesterday, Bhutan today has 31 COVID-19 positive cases, one of the lowest in the world

10,000 needy students to get ration in COVID-19 response

The education ministry will cater dry ration to more than 10,000 vulnerable children identified by the government across Bhutan from this month

Budget session to begin on June 1

Bhutan's parliament will resume on June 1 after more than a two-month break to pass the annual budget for the fiscal year 2020-21 and the supplementary budget of the ongoing fiscal year

Bhutan not yet decided on opening to tourists

Opening tourism would depend on the government’s directives and how the pandemic situation will unfold, according to the Director General (DG) of the Tourism Council of Bhutan, Dorji Dhradhul

Bhutan has two more Covid-19 positive cases

Two more Bhutanese have tested positive to Covid-19 taking the total number of positive cases to 23 as of yesterday

Cyclone Amphan disrupts internet connectivity

While cyclone Amphan passed without much destruction, the past two days has exposed how vulnerable the country’s communication network is during times of disasters

No major impact from Amphan in Bhutan

The extremely severe cyclonic storm, Amphan made its landfall by 7pm yesterday but no major damages were reported in Bhutan

Cyclone Amphan to affect parts of Bhutan for the next two days

With the “extremely severe” cyclone Amphan making landfall this afternoon, authorities have warned of possible floods, swollen streams, and asked residents near river banks to be alert for the next 72 hours starting 3:30 pm today

Cyclone Amphan to affect parts of Bhutan for the next two days

With the “extremely severe” cyclone Amphan making landfall this afternoon, authorities have warned of possible floods, swollen streams, and asked residents near river banks to be alert for the next 72 hours starting 3:30 pm today

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