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Multiple families affected by fire at Bajo

Four house owners and nine tenant families lost everything to the fire in Bajo Town in Wangdue which occurred at around 2:45 AM on June 17. A six-storied building, two two-storied traditional houses, three mud huts, and one temporary shelter were completely razed to ground by the fire. According police …

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Two Indian men arrested for gold smuggling

Regional Revenue and Customs Office (RRCO) in Paro has handed over two Indian men, one 36 years old and the other 40 years old, to the Paro police in connection to the gold smuggling on June 5. On June 5 at around 12:30 hrs, RRCO apprehended the two suspects at …

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PM asks employment agencies to be honest or face consequences

With the recent issues on employees not being paid for two months in Qatar, the Prime Minister raised concerns on the matter during meet-the- press session held yesterday. Lyonchhen Tshering Tobgay said that those Bhutanese workers were not sent to Qatar by the government. However, he said that it is …

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Vehicle accident leads to seizure of illicit substance

A 27-year-old man from Khaling, Trashigang was arrested at around 9pm on  June 1when the Bolero pick-up he was driving hit  and damaged two Alto cars. The accident took place when the suspect was reversing his vehicle at Changedhaphug, Thimphu. Police spotted the driver throwing something from the Bolero while …

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One dead in an accident

A 22-year-old man from Khamdang, Trashiyangtse died on the spot after the truck he was driving veered off the road in Asnabare, Gedu. The accident took place 15 km away from Gedu police station May 24 at around half past midnight hour. He was driving from Phuentsholing to Thimphu with …

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Highest SP seizure by RBP

Thimphu police seized 23,464 capsules of Spasmo-proxyvon (SP) and 88.064 grams of marijuana from a 26-year-old man Arjun Subba from Norbuzingkha, Tshedagang, Dagana. He was arrested in Olakha on the night of May 26, behind ECB building, and was supposed to be the master source. Upon searching his apartment, police …

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Two suicide cases from Trashiyangtze and Trashigang

A 37- year-old farmer from Tsergom, Yangtse, Trashiyangtse was found hanging from a branch of a tree below his house on May 16. At around 8:30 pm, May 16, a complainant had lodged a complaint to the police, over a phone call, stating that the deceased had committed suicide by …

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