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Conman arrested

Thimphu police apprehended a 35-year-old man from Naja, Paro, for conning elderly people after a 70-year old woman lodged a complaint on November 13. As per the police, the woman met the suspect near swimming pool, Thimphu, claiming to be her son’s friend. The suspect asked for Nu 1,000 from …

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27 drug arrests

In the first two weeks of November Thimphu police arrested 27 people, including one woman, for both abusing and illicit trafficking of drugs. Of the 27 arrested eight are students, five are private employees, 13 are unemployed and one is a businessman.

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Woman hit by taxi dies in hospital

A 35-year-old woman, who was severely injured after being hit by a taxi while crossing the Babesa expressway near Dr Tobgyal School at around 7 pm on November 9, died on reaching Thimphu hospital. A 26-year-old man from Zhemgang was driving the taxi out of Thimphu at the time of …

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Man arrested for murdering wife

Police in Chengmari, Samtse, have arrested a 67-year-old man who killed his wife at around 2:15 in the morning of November 9. The incident was reported to police by the chiwog tshogpa (village representative) about an hour later. Police said the suspect from Punakha was arrested the same day and …

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RSTA conducts refresher program on road safety

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The road safety and transport authority (RSTA) has sensitized 420 drivers as of now through its day – long refresher courses on road safety and traffic rules and regulations. RSTA’s director general Pemba Wangchuk said the main objective is to create awareness on road safety issues and keep people up …

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BDT Director of ITU shares latest trends in ICT sector

The Prime Minister Dasho Tshering Tobgay met the International Telecommunication Union’s BDT Director Mr. Brahima Sanou, on 1st November afternoon. Prime Minister thanked the ITU for for their continued support especially in HR development through trainings. Prime Minister highlighted the importance of telecommunications in our country. The Director assured the …

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Ensuring accountability among Local Governments

It is a lack of knowledge and understanding of the provisions of the Local Government Act that often get local elected leaders into trouble say officials of the Department of Local Governance (DLG) of the home ministry. “Under the Local Government Act, the roles and responsibilities of the elected members …

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15 kg gold smuggling case goes to Paro Court

The Office of the Attorney General (OAG) has forwarded the smuggling case, where 15 kgs of gold was sneaked in from across the northern border, to the Paro District Court on 26 October. The Royal Bhutan Army soldiers based at the Ghunitsawa outpost in Paro district arrested two of three …

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