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Life sentence for rape and murder

Samtse court on 15th August  gave its final verdict in a rape and murder case committed by 23 year old man, Suk Man Gurung from Phuntshopelri, Samtse on. The suspect was given a life sentence in prison in connection to murdering a 19 year old woman after raping her. Gomtu …

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Pasakha residents get worried every monsoon

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Monsoon is a season of stress for many parts of the country with rivers flooding, landslides and roadblocks. One such location is the industrial town of Pasakha, 18 kms from Phuentsholing. Methay, a businessman from Pasakha, said outgoing and incoming vehicle gets stranded for one to two days due to …

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In a sex workers shoes

For commercial sex workers in Bhutan, getting caught by authorities is the biggest fear since the trade is not legal. That is why no complaints are lodged with police even if clients physically beat them up or refuse to pay for services rendered. “Operating undercover they take a lot of …

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5 agencies sign APA for 2017-2018

Apart from 41 agencies that signed APAs with Prime Minister in 2016, five new agencies signed APAs with the government for 2017-18. They are Khesar Gyalpo University of Medical Sciences (KGUMS), Drug Regulatory Authority, Bhutan Narcotics Control Authority (BNCA), Bhutan Health Trust Fund (BHTF) and Bhutan Medical and Health Council …

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One arrested for attempting to rob Dungtsho Sherab Jorden

Thimphu police arrested a 40-year-old man for attempted burglarly on the evening of August 5 based on a complaint received at around 3:15 am the same morning. The complaint lodged with the police stated that a suspect had entered the one-storied house of the well known 81-year-old Dungtsho Sherab Jorden …

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Bhutanese student commits suicide in India

A Bhutanese student studying electrical engineering in India was found dead in his hostel room on the night of August 8. The deceased, from Pemagatsel is believed to have committed suicide by hanging himself. The deceased was a student of the National Institute of Technology (NIT) in Kurukshetra, Haryana, India. …

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80 percent of drug arrest now forwarded to BNCA

Majority of arrests related to drugs involve people abusing substances are directed to the Bhutan Narcotic Control Authority (BNCA) for counseling and rehabilitation according to their dependency. Between 18 July to 31 July, Thimphu police apprehended 20 suspects in connection to drug abuse, illicit trafficking and possession. Of the 20 …

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400 to 500 possible sex workers in Bhutan

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Commercial sex is illegal in Bhutan. But there are many who do the business undercover. The executive director of Lhaksam, Wangda Dorji, said that the definition of sex worker in the country is all mixed and so it does not have a proper definition. He said, as per a presentation …

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Man arrested following rape complaint by a minor

A 33-year-old man from Mongar was arrested by Thimphu police on 22 July following a complaint by 16 year old school girl a day earlier. The man owns a private business while the girl is a class X student who was temporarily working in a hotel during her summer vacation. …

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