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3 apprehended for drugs

The Phuentsholing police have apprehended three men in connection with the illicit trafficking of controlled substances into Bhutan from Jaigaon. Following a tip off, police apprehended a 32-year-old man from the Phuentsholing main gate at around 1:30 pm with 12,960 capsules of SP. The man from Balamnang, Haa, was carrying …

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Three women and two men arrested for drug trafficking

Three woman and two men are being held for further investigation by the Thimphu police in connection with the trafficking of illegal prescription drugs. Following a tip off, police arrested the 26 year old man on February 6 around noon from the vegetable market area. The man from Tendu, Samtse, had in …

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Amochhu being dredged for Phuentsholing’s safety


The Phuentsholing Thromde is carrying out major river training works at the base of Kailashwor hill as protection from the Amochhu river that spates every monsoon and wreaks havoc to settlements on the Amochhu banks. The training works include dredging the river channel for 3 km with a width of …

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Security Guard bludgeoned to death in JDWNRH


The Thimphu police have detained a 32-year old man in connection with the death of a JDWNRH hospital security guard who died of severe head injury, while on duty on the night of February 8. The 24 year old security guard from Wangdue working under Jachung Security Service (JSS) for …

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Two men arrested

Two men aged 25 and 45 are being held for further investigation by the Thimphu police after they were caught with a stash of prescription drugs. The men were arrested on the afternoon of February 7 by a Thimphu police crack down team. Police seized from them 3 bottles of Corex …

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Woman arrested with drugs

Following a tip-off Phuentsholing police arrested a woman at Rinchendeng check post on 31 January with 5,341 capsules of SP and 200 tablets of N10. The woman was travelling to Thimphu in a taxi when she was arrested at the checkpost, four kilometres from Phuentsholing. She told police that she …

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MoLHR looking to send job seekers to Japan and Australia

With Bhutanese jobseekers already being placed in India, Dubai, Kuwait, Qatar and Thailand, the labour ministry is now looking at Japan and Australia, as the next destinations of the overseas employment programme. The ministry will help job seekers secure loans required for visa processing, training fees, institutional cost and air …

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