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Two charges against anesthetic technician of JDWNRH by OAG

The Office of the Attorney General (OAG) presented its preliminary hearing in the Thimphu District Court against the accused, a 30-year-old anesthetic technician of Jigme Dorji Wangchuck National Referral Hospital (JDWNRH). Two charges have been made against the accused, one for raping a married woman and the other charge is …

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Man arrested for visa forgery

On 4 June, Thimphu police apprehended a 35-year-old man from Lhuentse for forgery. Initially, the case was reported to police by the National Commission for Women and Children (NCWC) on 25 May 2018. The suspect is an ex-staff of NCWC. He was recruited for the contract period of two years …

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39 arrests in 45 days in Thimphu for drugs

In 45 days’ time, Thimphu police apprehended 39 people in total for the abuse and for illicit trafficking of controlled substances. The arrest was made between May and June as of now. Police arrested 13 youth for abusing controlled substances in May alone, while they have arrested 3 men for …

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Man arrested for WhatsApp call scam

A 47-year-old housewife in Kabesa, Thimphu was informed that she had just won USD 1 million. She had ignored the call which was made on WhatsApp – the free messaging and call mobile application. After frequent calls to get her to respond, she finally relented. On 14 June, the housewife …

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Dzongdas’ Conference sees PM announcing greater decentralization of resources and authority to Local Govts in draft 12th plan

Various Dzongkhag level issues were also raised The 24th Annual Dzongdags’ Conference has wrapped up successfully on 13th June. The closing ceremony was graced by the National Assembly Speaker, Jigme Zangpo. The conference was informed that 95 percent of the decisions from the 23rd Annual Dzongdags’ Conference are achieved. The …

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3 arrested in one day from Phuentsholing and Gedu for drugs

Phuentsholing police apprehended two suspects on 31 May from the pedestrian entry gate in Phuentsholing. The suspects are 29 years old and 21 years old. From the older suspect who works in the private sector, the police seized 66 capsules of SP+, 4 capsules of Pyeevon Spas Plus that was …

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