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Clinging oh hopeโ€™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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Opposition asks govt. to clarify on vaccine approach

Prime Minister responds in equal measures By Tandin Wangchuk In the wake of the government proposing a โ€˜mix-and-matchโ€™ vaccine approach for the second jab, the Opposition Party, Druk Phuensum Tshogpa, has asked the government to clarify on this approach given that the WHO has still not approved of this method of inoculation. DPT said the Government should clarify the doubts …

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Forester dies after drowning in Phochhu

Staff Reporter In a worrying development with the onset of the summer monsoons, a 45-year-old official from the Department of Forestry died after falling into the Phochhu while he was patrolling the river in a boat in Punakha. Police said the incident occurred at around noon on Friday below Tsekha village under Toedwang Gewog in Punakha. Sources said the deceased …

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