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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.
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6 arrested for tobacco smuggling

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Gelephu police arrested seven Bhutanese who had visited Tokura village in the neighbouring state of Assam, located half a kilometre from Gelephu-Sarpang highway.   They were caught on three separate occasions in the past three days. 
Trucks remain idle in workshops and garagesKuensel

Those in boulder export worry about loan repayment

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With about 90 trucks lying idle for almost two weeks following the closure of border gates, exporters and transporters of boulders in Gelephu are worried about repaying loans. 
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. 
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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.
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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. 

Banks prepared to defer EMIs

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Financial institutions (FIs) together with the Royal Monetary Authority (RMA) are finalising options like deferring equated monthly installments (EMIs), providing moratorium and increasing grace period on loans for businesses affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Story from facility quarantine

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Thursday, April 2 — He’s done his morning prayers and breakfast too. It is 9am. In about 30 minutes from now he is going to be out briefly for physical exercise. This is a regimen Namgay Dorji, 41, has designed for himself to kill time.
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MHPA to fund more than 4M to repair cracks in Kuengarabten

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Although Trongsa dzongkhag administration in collaboration with Mangdechhu project has completed the estimation of rectification and maintenance of cracks developed in Kuengarabten, the most affected houses are yet to begin repair.
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Contributions come in cash and kind 

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Amid growing apprehension about Covid-19, Bhutanese of all walks of life have come forward to make their contributions - some in cash and others in kind.