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5 lives lost within a week due to monsoon landslides

Royal Bhutan Police (RBP) has issued a travel advisory to commuters and labourers working at road construction sites. The monsoon causes the soil to become loose and makes it for a dangerous time to travel. Just within a week’s time, five lives were lost in two different landslides. All five …

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Detainee rearrested

Royal Bhutan Police (RBP) re-arrested a 28-year-old detainee who escaped from Thimphu District Court on 19 June at around 10:30 AM. RBP arrested the man in Samtse on 10 July, after which the suspect was located back in Thimphu for a court hearing on 12 July. The suspect was initially …

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Damchu-Chukha Bypass to be inaugurated on 18th July

The most awaited Damchu-Chukha bypass road will be inaugurated on 18 July and opened for traffic. The bypass will decrease the Thimphu – Phuentsholing highway by 19.5 km and reduce travelling time by around an hour. The Prime Minister Lyonchhen Dasho Tshering Tobgay is expected to inaugurate the bypass. The …

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Convict who escaped in 2014 is re-arrested

Thimphu police re-arrested an escaped convict on 5th July 2018 from Khasadrapchu at around 10:30 AM. The 45-year-old convict who is from Paro was initially arrested on 2nd December 2013 for illegal transaction of controlled substances. The convict managed to escape on 27th January 2014 when he was taken to …

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BICMA transfers 400 entertainment licenses to MoEA

All entertainment licenses to be looked after by MoEA from now onwards Bhutan InfoComm and Media Authority (BICMA) has handed over a total of 400 entertainment licenses from across the country to Ministry of Economic Affairs (MoEA). Of the 400 licenses, Thimphu alone has 153 licenses followed by Phuntsholing and …

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Swimming death

Thimphu police has retrieved a body of 24-year-old man, a private worker from the Wangchu river in Gepthang, a 1.5 km walk towards Soe-Naro from Cheri Monastery Bazam.  They got a report of a drowning on 28th June at around 6 PM. The original group was seven including two females …

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