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Overwhelming response for the second dose

People still queued up although the programme ended seven hours, 613 individuals and 60 vials of Moderna vaccines later By Tashi Namgyal The flu clinic at the RBP helipad in Thimphu was overwhelmed with more than 600 people who came to receive their second dose of covid-19 vaccineyesterday. Although the plan was to vaccinate only around 60 people who volunteered …

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For the love of football

By Tashi Dendup He dreamt of becoming a footballer even as a kid and, despite all the odds staked against him, he continued to pursue his dream that would eventually become his ultimate goal in life. Meet Tenzin Dorji, 24, a Bhutanese international footballer who plays as a central defender for the National football team and currently plays for Druk …

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Clinging oh hope’s last strands

Residents of Phuentsholing and Samtse are hopeful that the second jab would mean the end to their prolonged suffering By Sonam Choki While the lockdown in Samtse has been partially lifted following no fresh cases for several days, the residents of Phuentsholing are clinging to their last strands of hope of getting vaccinated at the earliest and finally getting freed …

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Account asst. siphon millions in Trashigang

By Tandin Dhendup The recent Annual Audit Report published by the Royal Audit Authority (RAA) has revealed some glaring incidences of corruption and misappropriation of funds in the country. While close to Nu 4 Billion were reported in irregularities in 2020, the RAA report revealed glaring loopholes especially in the road and construction sector where significant anomalies were cited in …

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Samtse gradually opens up

By Chimi Wangmo Samtse, one of the worst coronavirus-hit districts in the country, is seeing a glimmer of hope in the past few days. With no positive cases from the community since Thursday last week, the lockdown in Samtse Throm has been relaxed from Friday this week. The district has been under lockdown since Monday last week after a woman …

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