Mangdephu villagekuensel

The not so fortunate ones

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Villagers of Mangdephu and Phumzur in Trongsa are well aware of the government’s e-learning initiative. The problem is they are cut off and cannot access the programmes, both on television and online.
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OCP penalises shopkeeper, vegetable vendors for substandard product, and overcharging

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The Office of Consumer Protection (OCP) has penalised a shopkeeper for selling substandard hand sanitisers on inflated prices and vegetable vendors for overcharging customers on green chillies, according to a press release from the OCP. 
His Majesty The King at the Royal Guest House in Mongar, which has been converted into a hospital for Covid-19 on Royal Commandkuensel

His Majesty tours country to inspect Covid-19 preparedness

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His Majesty The King visited the southern, central and eastern parts of the country to inspect the national level preparedness against Covid-19.  His Majesty visited Tsirang and Gelephu on March 31 and has visited Zhemgang, Trongsa, Bumthang, Mongar, Trashiyangtse, Trashigang, Pemagatshel and Samdrupjongkhar since then. 
A group of students walking back to home after attending tele-educationKuensel

The first two Covid-19 patients recover

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Early detection and containment approach, which Bhutan has adopted to fight against Covid-19, has worked well for the country.
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Bhutanese in Australia shocked at PM’s return home remark

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The Bhutanese community in Australia, like many international communities, has not taken well what the Australian Prime Minister, Scott Morrison, told journalists after a national cabinet meeting yesterday.
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Agriculture ministry puts urban agriculture initiative on hold

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When the agriculture ministry announced urban agriculture initiative, people immediately started forming groups to start vegetable farming. Then, true to form, came another notice from the ministry the same day—the agriculture department will not register the groups.
Sangay Kunchok sharing his business ideaKuensel

Thunder Guide to represent Bhutan in Mekong business competition

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In December, when Sangay Kunchok, a final year business student in the Royal Thimphu College was selected for the Mekong Business Challenge in Cambodia, he was excited. 
A group of students walking back to home after attending tele-educationKuensel

Mind Over Matter Bhutan

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A working group led by Dr. Chencho Dorji, retired Psychiatrist was formed at the Ministry of Health to plan, prepare and roll out the Mental Health and Psychosocial Response to the COVID – 19 pandemic.
My to-read listKuensel

Letter from a hotel room

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The room’s well furnished, spick-and-span. A queen-size bed in the centre, there is also a table by the side with a water boiler, tea bags, instant coffee packets and sugar arranged neatly by expert hands. This is my room at Tsherim Resort in Paro. 
A group of students walking back to home after attending tele-educationKuensel

Coping up with the e-learning programme

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On a high ridge above the village, 16 students are in a class. The students have walked for about a kilometre to the ridge. It will be their classroom until they return to school.
A group of students walking back to home after attending tele-educationKuensel

E-lessons bungle with spellings

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“B” stands for bugger too. But this is not what parents would want to teach their children . A spelling blunder made in the first few lessons for key stage I (Class PP to III) escaped many eyeballs, but the few who spotted it were alarmed more than finding it funny.
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Covid-19 contributions continue

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Given the dire need for funds to sustain measures against Covid-19, individuals and institutions made voluntary donations for the cause every day.  Employees of Tashi Bank donated over Nu 2.7 million (M) to His Majesty’s Kidu Fund for Covid-19, another Nu 1.156M to the Prime Minister, and deposited Nu 340,797 including contributions from its customers to the Covid-19 account in the Bank of Bhutan. 
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Covid-19 and big names

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Covid-19 has affected the big and famous too. Chelsea’s left-winger, Callum Hudson-Odoi, has recovered. He has so far scored eight goals and made 10 assists in 53 appearances for the blues in the English Premier league.