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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COVID-19: Bhutan starts online farmers' market system

In the bid to combat and contain COVID-19, Bhutan has launched an Online Farmers’ Market System (OFMS) to help farmers’ access market for their farm produce. The system was launched on May 15 in Phuentsholing

Government to repatriate 639 Bhutanese from the Middle East

Bhutanese Foreign Minister Dr Tandi Dorji said that the government would arrange five repatriation flights in the fourth phase to bring back 639 Bhutanese from the Middle East

Techies dreaming big for Bhutan

A tech-savvy Bhutan. That’s the dream. Fifteen-something programers at Selice in Thimphu Tech Park are planning Bhutan’s future

Health ministry to reinforce testing, tracing and treatment

In the wake of increasing positive Covid-19 cases in the country, the health ministry will start conducting periodic testing of high-risk communities and frontline responders along the border areas starting May 18

Government prepares to reopen schools

Schools are likely to reopen in a phased manner beginning next month going by a notification the education ministry issued to all dzongdags and thrompons yesterday

About 6,500 Bhutanese return home

Close to 6,500 people have returned home from 35 countries

Bhutan registers 20th COVID19 positive case

Bhutan on Thursday registered a total of 5 more COVID19 positive cases taking the total count of the country to 20

Bhutan reports two more COVID-19 cases

Just a day after Bhutan reported two positive cases of COVID-19, the Health Ministry has announced two more positive cases Tuesday

COVID-19 response must address gender-based violence, other rights of women and girls: Bhutan's Queen Mother

In a telecast address yesterday, the UNFPA Goodwill Ambassador and RENEW patron, Her Majesty the Gyalyum Sangay Choden Wangchuck, drew attention to the risks and additional burden women or girls and children can face during the COVID-19 pandemic

Domestic violence on the rise in Bhutan

The National Commission for Women and Children (NCWC) is seeing an increase in domestic violence cases in Bhutan in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic

How Bhutan's young entrepreneurs are facing up to the coronavirus challenge

The coronavirus pandemic, a global health emergency unlike any other, has thrust the world in a new environment. As countries face unprecedented challenges and uncharted paths, it is not without silver linings

110 small Bhutan-India development projects approved

The third Bhutan–India High Impact Community Development Project (HICDP) committee meeting between India and Bhutan for the 12th Plan approved 110 projects worth Nu 1.732 billion in Thimphu yesterday

Bhutan at lower risk of COVID-19

A close reading of a recent report published by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) puts Bhutan at a lower risk zone for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19)

COVID-19 forces 11,235 people out of jobs

The new coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has forced about 11,235 people out of jobs in the domestic market, according to the labour ministry

Government to arrange flights to bring back 649 Bhutanese

The government will arrange four relief flights to the Middle East from May 9 to 16 to bring back Bhutanese stranded there

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