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The ICT leaps in the 11th FYP

During recent 3rd ICT conference the information and communications minister, D.N, Dhungyel, shared some of government’s achievements in the 11th plan, which ends in June 2018, in using ICT to improve access and delivery of government services and create employment. Speaking at the gathering Lyonpo said the theme “Digital Inclusive …

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A separate detention centre for children

The Royal Bhutan Police (RBP), with support from Save the Children, has opened a pre-trial detention centre in Thimphu for children and youth under 18 years that come in conflict with law to strengthen the child justice system. The centre can accommodate 20 children at a time and has different …

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20 women and children cases registered with NCWC so far this year

The National Commission for Women and Children (NCWC) has received 20 cases this year so far pertaining to violence against women and children under difficult circumstances. Six cases are registered under Violence Against Women (VAW) and 14 under Children-In Difficult Circumstances (CIDC). Last year the commission received 61 cases of …

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Going for three time rice cultivation in 15 months

The government will promote spring paddy since it means rice can cultivated thrice in 15 months, the agriculture minister, Yeshey Dorji, said last week at the monthly meet the press session in the capital. “This is possible in southern parts of Bhutan and we are hoping for 85 to 90 …

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3 arrested for 15 kg of gold smuggling

RBA arrested three suspects, all from Tsento, Paro on September 30 from Paro. The case was then forwarded to Royal Bhutan Police on 5 October for further investigation. RBA  seized 15 kgs of gold from the three suspects. The15 kgs of gold were later handed over to Royal Monetary Authority …

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13 non-Bhutanese arrested for involvement in prostitution

Phuentsholing police apprehended 13 non-Bhutanese, age range between 19 to 25 years for involvement in prostitution from a hotel and beauty parlor in three separate instances. The first was on 21 September, the second was on 26 September and the third on 10 October. Police said that, they were arrested …

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Two houses burgled in a day

Police are investigating two burglary cases that occurred on October 9th in Thimphu. In the first case the thief had entered the house through the main door after breaking the main lock and stole Nu 11,000. According to the 41-year-old complainant he had properly locked the house when he left …

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