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Man arrested for illicit trafficking of cannabis

Thimphu police arrested a 31-year-old man from Lhuntse in possession of hashish at around 17:30 hours on December 9 from Changzamtog, Thimphu, opposite to the call center building. Police said that, based on an information tip off, a police team raided the house that the suspect was living in and …

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BNCA collects Nu 196,000 in fines during three inspections

Bhutan Narcotic Control Agency (BNCA) along with the Royal Bhutan Police (RBP) and other stakeholders has collected a fine of Nu 196,000 in surprise three rounds of inspection carried out in different months. Deputy Chief Program Officer, BNCA, Tshering Dorji, said that the first inspection was conducted in June, followed …

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Skeletal remains found

Babesa Community Police Centre (CPC) has recovered a dead body on December 6 at 20:30 hours after a complaint was lodged by Mangi-Ap of Dagala Gewog under Thimphu saying that one dead body was found in the forest at Dungna Sekha under Dagala gewog, Chamgang. After reaching the scene with …

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DeSuups volunteer and help in many fields

DeSuung (Guardian of Peace) Training Programme, started by a command from His Majesty the King, is a value-based personal development course which encourages active citizenry in the wider role of nation building. The candidates that complete the training are known as DeSuups, and they are actively engaged in various volunteer initiatives, …

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Man arrested for trafficking of drugs

Tshimasham police in Chukha have arrested a 23-year-old man in connection to illicit trafficking of drugs and psychotropic substance on December 1 at around 20:30 hrs. The suspect is from Changzamtog in Thimphu. He was arrested during a routine checking of upcoming vehicles and was heading towards Thimphu in a …

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‘Discrimination kills us:’ HIV positive patient

Social discrimination is a big challenge that HIV patients face every day. “While interacting with the patients, some shared how difficult their life is to live with such a disease. Some said they are being discriminated in schools, public areas and family,” said Finance officer of  Lhaksam, Ugyen Dorji. He …

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Community builds its own road with its own funds

The Lobneykha community in Chapcha gewog has privately funded the construction of more than one-kilometer road that took over two months to complete, from August- October 2014. The road extends from the end of village until Gensakha lhakhang. Community coordinator Kado Dukpa, said the decision to construct the road to …

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Abandoned at JDWNRH

Two men who are completely blind have been taking shelter at the eye ward in Jigme Dorji Wangchuck National Referral Hospital (JDWNRH) in Thimphu.  One of the men has been in JDWNRH for more than two years and the other man has been admitted for more than a month. With …

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