Farme Machinery Corporation Parokuensel

People affected by Covid-19 join FMCL as daily wage earners

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Eleven employees from sectors affected by the Covid-19 pandemic joined the Farm Machinery Corporation Limited (FMCL) in Paro as of April 3. The 11 individuals work as daily wage earner.  
Jamyang harvesting cabbagekuensel

We must get a better grip on new challenges

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The dengue season has arrived. In the southern belt and some eastern parts of the country, the weather’s warmed up. It is becoming hotter by the day. Suspect dengue cases have already started emerging from hospitals in Nganglam and Panbang.
Jamyang harvesting cabbagekuensel

Lucky to be a Bhutanese

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I am Kinley from Trongsa. I study at Kathmandu University in Nepal. With the ongoing Covid-19 case the curriculum of this spring semester in my school changed to online classes.
Jamyang harvesting cabbagekuensel

Crowdfunding portal could manage Covid-19 contributions better

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Millions of ngultrum has poured in from individuals and institutions in a show of solidarity and gratitude to the country’s Covid-19 relief fund. 
Jamyang harvesting cabbagekuensel

Prices of essential commodities rise in Mongar

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“We won’t die of COVID-19 but of starvation for sure.” In Mongar, this is an oft-repeated phrase. There has been price rise, particularly for vegetables, recently; rush in the market has become a kind of new normal.
Jamyang harvesting cabbagekuensel

E-commerce picks up, as Covid-19 discourage outing

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You name it— foods, clothes, books, drink and online fitness classes—global Covid-19 pandemic has created a massive demand for e-commerce and online shopping platforms in recent months within the country.
Jamyang harvesting cabbagekuensel

Football clubs’ sustainability at risk

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The new coronavirus has not only cancelled football tournaments, but its impact is eating into the sustainability of local football clubs.
Jamyang harvesting cabbagekuensel

Man who jumped quarantine still at large

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A 31-year-old man is at large after he escaped from the quarantine centre at Panbari Primary School at Tading, Samtse on April 3.
Jamyang harvesting cabbagekuensel

Community takes over Covid-19 responsibility

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If small is beautiful, the Gomtu community is living up to the phrase. Gomtu is a small town that has remained almost isolated after Bhutan’s border was sealed on March 23. Located almost 60km from Phuentsholing and Samtse, there is no internal route to travel from Gomtu to Samtse.
Jamyang harvesting cabbagekuensel

From Coronavirus to Corona Victory

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The second Bhutanese to test positive for Covid-19 shares her views with Kuensel in this letter written from the isolation ward of the national referral hospital
A teacher recording lesson at BBS studiokuensel

Tele-education makes teachers TV hosts

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The teacher raises her hands and exclaims: “Dear students, we’re going to study this today.”  Standing in front of a green screen inside a brightly lit room, she points to the right: “Yes, we’re going to learn about Phonetics.” 
Jamyang harvesting cabbagekuensel

Border crossing our biggest threat today

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Even as international border crossing has been restricted since March 23 to prevent importation and spread of Covid-19 in the country, it has been found that people continue to sneak in and out of the borders clandestinely. This poses serious risk of the disease spreading in the country.
Jamyang harvesting cabbagekuensel

Vegetable farming: youth leads the way

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Jamyang is a young and industrious farmer in Bartsham, Trashigang.