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Bangladesh media asks about BBIN and hydropower cooperation

The Bangladesh media contingent was most interested about talks on the BBIN agreement and the trilateral cooperation on hydropower. In response to questions on the issues form the Bangladeshi press contingent Foreign Minister Lyonpo Damchoe Dorji said BBIN motor vehicle agreement and the trilateral Hydropower Project MoU were among the …

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More support for Autistic and NDDs people


Her Majesty The Gyaltsuen, Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay graced the inaugural session of International Conference on Autism and Neuro-developmental Disorders that was recently held in Thimphu. The overall theme was of developing effective and sustainable multi-sectoral programs for individuals, families and communities living with …

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Thimphu Declaration pledges inclusive approaches for Autism

The three-day conference on autism and NDDs in Thimphu adopted a six-point declaration to accelerate efforts to enable people with autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders to lead a productive life. Eleven countries in the WHO south east asia region adopted the Thimphu declaration. Her Majesty The Gyaltsuen graced the inauguration …

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3 arrested for drug trafficking

Police at Tshimasham, on the Thimphu–Phuentsholing highway, arrested three men in their 20s, with illegal substances last week. On April 6, police arrested a 25-year-old employee of a private firm at around 9:30 pm. He was travelling in a taxi to Thimphu. Police seized 117 grams of Cannabis and 17 …

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One killed in accident

A 40-year-old man from Yadi, Mongar, died on the spot after the Jumbo truck he was driving veered off the road near Takti and fell 300 metres below the road. The incident took place at around three in the morning on April 10. The deceased was travelling from Gomtu to …

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BNCA to establish compulsory treatment center


Bhutan Narcotic Control Authority (BNCA) will soon establish a compulsory treatment center in country for substance abusers in need of rehabilitation to overcome their addiction. This will take the number of rehabilitation centers in the country to three. The two existing ones are in Serbithang, Thimphu, which can take in …

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Man arrested in Samtse for drugs

Samtse police arrested a 32-year-old man on April 3 for possession of illegal prescription drugs. Police seized capsules of SP (six files) and three tablets of Nitrosun (N10) from the man from Rubesa, Wangdue. Police said the substances were brought from a medical shop across the border paying Nu 600 …

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