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Zero Tolerance Friday: For and Against

Zero Tolerance Friday was introduced not to harass motorists but to make them more responsible drivers by restricting drink driving and to inculcate the habit of carrying up-to-date vehicle documents according to the officiating Superintendent of Police (SP), Traffic Division. Zero Tolerance was introduced last year after motor mishaps showed …

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Missing women found dead

The body of a 57-year- old woman was recovered from Kuchdiana river, Looksan, Jalpaiguri, India on July 27 at around 10 in the morning. The woman was reported as a missing person by Ugyentse Gup on July 26 in Changmari police station in Samtse. The deceased is from Dangkarling, Ugyentse, …

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People blame commodity price hike on monsoon

Consumers are seeing an increase in commodity prices in many shops, starting from a small paan (doma) shop to major grocery shops. The major worry is that the price hike will spread to all consumer items if the road condition continues to deteriorate due to the bad weather. To this …

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Two pedestrian deaths in a month

With two pedestrian deaths in a month in Thimphu, the traffic division of the Royal Bhutan Police is cautioning both motorists and pedestrians to be more cautious and alert. Following the hit and run case in the early hours of June 21 where a 27-year-old man died after being hit …

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Thimphu Thromde aims to address overflowing drains

The Thimphu Thromde has immediate and long terms plans to address the city’s inadequate drainage system that manifests in rivulets and water logged roads after a heavy downpour, which is a major inconvenience to pedestrians. “The existing drainage system does not have the carrying capacity which leads to such kind …

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