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Two Sherig Pledges on Drama and Pads

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The four day 18th National Education Conference concluded with two Sherig Pledges to the Prime Minister: “Safe sanitary pads for every girl student in Bhutan” and “Drama festival to promote Performing Arts in schools”. Lyonchhen said that in a year’s time they’d have started with drama festivals in schools. “Before …

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Students worried after Dzongkha becomes a must pass

The 18th annual National Education Conference (NEC) endorsed some strategies to promote the Dzongkha, in schools of which the strategy to make Dzongkha a compulsory pass subject has generated much attention. The NEC decided that Dzongkha will be a main subject in that students have to pass the subject to …

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4 arrested for possession of controlled substances

Thimphu police arrested four people, including a female,for possession of illegal controlled substancesin the first week of 2017. The arrested, in their 30s, are free lance guides while some operated businesses. On 1 January police arrested two men,of which one was carrying 38 capsules of SP. The other man was …

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Slight increase in vehicle accidents

Motor Vehicle Accidents (MVA) in Thimphu increased by 15 cases in 2016 compared with the previous year according to records of the traffic division of the Royal Bhutan Police. There were 34 registered cases in 2015. This went up to 49 cases last year, which resulted in 15 deaths (12 …

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Heavy and regular traffic congestion in Phuentsholing

The traffic congestion in the border town of Phuentsholing is so bad that residents say it is faster to walk than drive to a destination. Phuentsholing Police SP said they had to conduct a meeting with relevant stakeholders this winter to address the situation, which was getting bad to worse. …

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2 girls arrested for larceny

Thimphu police arrested two underage girls on 24 December from Khasadrapchu in connection with larceny. Police received a complaint from an owner of a shop near the clock tower stating that a handbag containing Nu 90,000 and 435 US$ has been stolen in the morning of 23 December 2016. The …

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Violent drunk dies after falling from a building

A 28 year old man from Changaykha gewong under Phuntsholing succumbed to multiple fractures on the head and knees. The incident took place on 29th of December. According to the report issued by Phuntsholing police, the informant who is an ex-army man and resides in the same building with the …

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Challenges to zero tolerance to waste in Thimphu Thromde

Although the Thimphu Thromde initiated the zero tolerance to waste in 2012, backed up by a waste regulation, effective implementation has been fraught with challenges because of continuous construction activity in the city, low awareness among residents and absence of proper facilities. Despite the challenges, the Thromde has engaged field …

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