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Six arrested in one week for different crimes

In the past week, Thimphu police apprehended six people suspected of auto stripping, burglary and larceny. Three are students, two are unemployed men and one is a private employee. On the night of 10 June, police received a complaint from Olakha that a person had vandalized three eicher trucks, a …

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PAC reviews five Performance Audit Reports

The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) reviewed five Performance Audit Reports (PARs) listed by Royal Audit Authority (RAA) during the 7th and 8th session of the second parliament that were issued from April to August 2016. The report also includes consolidated review reports submitted to the Committee by RAA dated 30 …

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Male Circumcision: a measure to prevent HIV

Bhutanese health professionals are advocating male circumcision, which according to a study by WHO and UNAIDS, reduces the transmission of HIV by 60 percent. Circumcision is a (medical) surgical procedure where the foreskin of the penis is cut and removed. Circumcision is done as religious practice among muslims and Jews …

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Yet to decide on Nima Tshering: DNT

The Druk Namrup Tshogpa (DNT) has said they would consider whether or not to take in Nima Tshering as a party member and candidate after they hear his side of the story and get the facts straightened out. A former DNT member, Nima Tshering is accused of using an optical …

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HIH Princess Mako on Bhutan visit

His Majesty The King, Her Majesty The Gyaltsuen, and His Royal Highness The Gyalsey with HIH Princess Mako of Akishino, at the Lingkana Palace. (The Nation will be celebrating the 27th Birth Anniversary of Her Majesty The Gyaltsuen on 4th June.)

His Majesty The King and Her Majesty The Gyaltsuen granted an audience to Her Imperial Highness (HIH) Princess Mako of Japan, at the Tashichhodzong on Friday. This was followed by a private lunchoeon hosted by His Majesty The King and Her Majesty The Gyaltsuen at Lingkana Palace.Princess Mako, is the …

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