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Bailey Bridge to help Pasakha during monsoon

A temporary Bailey bridge has been placed over a section of the severely damaged Balujora Bridge in Pasakha to ensure smooth traffic flow when the rainy season starts. This is while a new bridge is being built nearby to be completed by May 2019. “We thought it was necessary for …

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Truck on fire near Kharbandhi BoD

On 20 February at around 11 AM, an Indian truck which was parked near the BoD in Kharbandhi caught on fire. The truck was on start mode. The truck was loaded with 21 tons of coal and was travelling all the way from Orissa in India towards Pasakha, Phuentsholing. A …

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Man arrested for multiple vehicle theft crimes

Thimphu police have apprehended a 26-year-old man who is suspected to have been involved in auto theft and auto stripping. On 22 January 2018, police received a complaint that an Alto car parked near JDWNRH Hospital was missing. Police received another complaint, the same day, on auto stripping. The window …

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Meat van driver arrested with 7,019 capsules of SP+

Thimphu police apprehended a 21-year-old meat van driver on 1st February with 7019 capsules of SP+, a restricted prescription drug. The suspect was driving from Phuentsholing to Thimphu when he was arrested. Meanwhile Thimphu police have seized 11,239 capsules of SP+, 90 N 10 tablets, 296 grams of Hashish, 2.18 …

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Judges get sensitized on handling election disputes

The Bhutan National Legal Institute (BNLI) conducted a two–day workshop on Election Dispute Settlement System (EDSS) for judges across the country.  It comes at a time when the country is gearing up for the third parliamentary Elections that will take place this year. Since electoral cases cannot be treated the …

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