Hand-hygiene techniques and awareness on the outbreak are being carried out at the border gate in GelephuKuensel

NA passes Mines and Minerals Bill 

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The Mines and Minerals Bill mandates the state to provide three percent of the annual revenue from the mining sector to Bhutan For Life Fund and Bhutan Health Trust Fund.  The Opposition Leader Pema Gyamtsho (PhD) proposed the new section recommending that at least one percent of the mining sector’s annual revenue should go to the two Funds. Prime Minister Dr Lotay Tshering supported the recommendation and proposed raising the amount to three percent each. The rest of the House unanimously adopted the recommendation. 
Safety first: A health staff sprays hand sanitiser to passengers arriving in Gelephu as part of sensitisation programme to not let coronavirus enter the countryKuensel

Gelephu prepares to stop the entry of coronavirus

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In the wake of the Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) outbreak in the region, surveillance and precautionary measures are being initiated in the bordering towns to prevent the disease from entering the country.
Ongoing fuel depot construction at JachungKuensel

Restoration of Autsho fuel depot to be complete soon

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The reconstruction of fuel depot in Autsho that was gutted by fire in 2018 is almost complete.
Hand-hygiene techniques and awareness on the outbreak are being carried out at the border gate in GelephuKuensel

Tax reforms is more than granting exemptions

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When the government was campaigning for power and stated that…
Hand-hygiene techniques and awareness on the outbreak are being carried out at the border gate in GelephuKuensel

Compensation has to be sustainable: Agriculture Minister

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The government has amassed more than Nu 67 million (M) for an endowment fund for crop and livestock losses. The fund is expected to make the compensation scheme efficient and sustainable. Agriculture Minister Yeshey Penjor said, responding to the question at the National Council on Wednesday by MP for Sarpang, Anand Rai, on how was the government preparing compensation to farmers.
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) donated medical equipment and vehicles worth Nu 39.446M to the health ministry in Thimphu yesterday.  Kuensel

ADB donates medical equipment to MoH

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The Asian Development Bank (ADB) donated medical equipment and vehicles worth Nu 39.446M to the health ministry in Thimphu yesterday.  
Hand-hygiene techniques and awareness on the outbreak are being carried out at the border gate in GelephuKuensel

Layaps and the bears

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Pema Tshewang came home from work one day only to find someone had broken into his house. Inside, it was mayhem. It was the bear. In Laya, human-wildlife conflicts have been growing over the years. At the National Council’s question hour session Wednesday, MP for Gasa Dorji Khandu said that the bears had damaged 70-something houses in Laya so far. The threat to humans is ever-present. And with stringent conservation laws, the people are not able to keep wildlife at bay.
Gasa BHUKuensel

Gasa BHU will have a doctor next month

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With the only doctor resigned to join the Kidu medical team and the temporary doctor completing his term, the grade I Basic Health Unit (BHU) in Gasa dzongkhag has been without a doctor.
Tashichholing hospitalKuensel

New 20-bedded hospital for Tashichholing

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Tashichholing in Samtse will finally get a new hospital. The 20-bedded hospital will be constructed below the existing one with a budget of Nu 260 million (M) under the Government of India’s project tied assistance.
Pemagatshel-Nganglam highwayKuensel

Users complain of poor road condition

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Motorists plying along the 135km Pemagatshel-Nganglam highway say they are worried about the worsening road condition each year.
Hand-hygiene techniques and awareness on the outbreak are being carried out at the border gate in GelephuKuensel

Long porous border could challenge Coronovirus preparedness

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The country preparedness to prevent a coronavirus outbreak is challenged at several fronts.
Hand-hygiene techniques and awareness on the outbreak are being carried out at the border gate in GelephuKuensel

What’s driving the economy?

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If the country’s economy is a gun, it has three triggers to fire the bullet. This is the analogy of spike in the economic growth triggered periodically and by investments in hydropower, public expenditure (which relates to the five year planning period) and by growth in domestic credit.
Hand-hygiene techniques and awareness on the outbreak are being carried out at the border gate in GelephuKuensel

Local manufactures plead for intervention

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Despite efforts to substitute import with local products, manufacturers in the country are dying a slow death.  Business is worst among the local manufacturers of construction materials. Market, even within the country remains limited with people importing almost every material from outside.