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Local leaders want age of sexual consent to be lowered

A few local leaders have suggested changing the legal age for consensual sexual relations and marriage from 18 years to 15 or 16 years. Local leaders say that in the villages it’s common for consensual relationships to occur much before the legal age and when legal provisions of statutory rape …

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One arrested for twin Burglary on same day

Thimphu police on 14th March arrested a 20-year-old man in connection with the burglary of two apartments on the same day. The telephone complaint was lodged by one teacher stating that the latch to her door was broken and the door was locked from inside. The police team arrested the …

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Fines for not stopping at Zebra crossings

To make the zebra crossing more effective the Thimphu traffic police has decided that it will strictly impose fines on all motorists to who fail to give pedestrians the right of way. The zebra crossing safety initiative was started in 2015 and put into practice in the past year with …

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Man arrested for rape and murder of 19 year old

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Gomtu police have arrested a 23-year-old man in connection with the rape and murder of a 19-year-old woman on March 1, 2017. An employee of Penden Cement in Gomtu, Sukman  Gurung from Phuntshopelri, was arrested on March 10. The deceased was a temporary employee in a private company. The mother …

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3 arrested in Gelephu for drugs

Gelephu police arrested three people last month in possession of banned substances. On the evening of February 22, police arrested a 23-year-old man from Bardo, Trong, with 17 pieces of hashish, weighing 236.37 grams. The consignment was concealed in his bag and was wrapped in a plastic paper. The suspect …

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3 arrested for bag snatching in Thimphu

Thimphu police arrested three men for allegedly robbing a 29-year-old woman on 7 March near Kuensel office at around 10:30 pm in the evening. The incident took place when she was returning home. The three men in a group snatched her handbag, which contained some cash and few cosmetics item …

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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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