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Several arrested for possession of substances

In a span of two days Thimphu police apprehended five people in connection with possession of controlled substances. Police seized from them 123 capsules of SP, 23 tablets of N10 and 2.77 grams of hashish. On 24 January at around 9:50 pm police apprehended two men in their early 30s …

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RBP to deploy police personnel in gewogs

The RBP is coming up with a new initiative, Gewog Based Policing, where 3 to 5 police personnel will to deployed to gewog centres to address chorten and lhakhang vandalism, the most common crime in rural areas. The initiative is also aimed at increasing security and safety in the villages. …

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New traffic diversion to ease traffic

A new traffic diversion is in force in the border town of Phuentsholing to ease traffic congestion. Vehicles entering the city now have to exit via the STCBL area by passing YDF. Phuentsholing SP Wangchukla said there are pros and cons but their observation shows a smooth and systematic flow …

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Two Bhutanese beaten in Jaigaon

Jaigaon Police intervened in the beating of two Bhutanese youth in Bhaw Bazeer, Jaigaon, on January 8 who were believed to be intoxicated on substances and were punching people on the street. The two youth siblings, aged 20 and 17, were handed over to the Phuentsholing police and a medical …

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Local leaders give thumbs up for REDCL loans

Local leaders (Gups) are excited to use Rural Enterprise Development Corporation Limited (REDCL) loans, which have flexible installment schedules to bring further development in their gewogs. Villagers can avail loans at 4 percent interest with no mortgage repayable in 10 years but they need a guarantor. A person can pay …

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Two Sherig Pledges on Drama and Pads

The four day 18th National Education Conference concluded with two Sherig Pledges to the Prime Minister: “Safe sanitary pads for every girl student in Bhutan” and “Drama festival to promote Performing Arts in schools”. Lyonchhen said that in a year’s time they’d have started with drama festivals in schools. “Before …

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Students worried after Dzongkha becomes a must pass

The 18th annual National Education Conference (NEC) endorsed some strategies to promote the Dzongkha, in schools of which the strategy to make Dzongkha a compulsory pass subject has generated much attention. The NEC decided that Dzongkha will be a main subject in that students have to pass the subject to …

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4 arrested for possession of controlled substances

Thimphu police arrested four people, including a female,for possession of illegal controlled substancesin the first week of 2017. The arrested, in their 30s, are free lance guides while some operated businesses. On 1 January police arrested two men,of which one was carrying 38 capsules of SP. The other man was …

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