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Home Minister: Focus on crime and security

In light of increasing youth crime in country and border crimes, Home Minister, Lyonpo Dawa Gyeltshen, shared some of his concerns on the issues. Lyonpo said that though the government is in full swing to cut down the youth crime rate and border kidnapping, it is also the responsibility of …

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Begging on the streets for food


While it may come as a shock that Thimphu is seeing an increasing number of beggars on its streets, what is especially worrisome is to see childldren begging. This reporter found three children, all siblings, who are often seen in town begging for food. They are shabbily dressed and look …

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8 thieves caught stealing rods

Thimphu police last week arrested eight people who were involved in stealing 25 bundles of rods from a construction site at Begana. The incident was reported to police on 21st August 2015 by the proprietor, and it took place at around 2 AM in the morning and the thieves where …

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Lyonchhen asks for better progress on Wangdue Dzong reconstruction

During the Mid-Term Review (MTR) held in Wangdue, Lyonchhen Tshering Tobgay emphasized on the progress of Wangdue Dzong reconstruction. Meanwhile, Lyonchhen Tshering Tobgay talked on the progress of Wangdue Dzong reconstruction. He said the construction progress and quality of work is being hampered due to the short supply of skilled …

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Modern meat shop building to soon start construction

Thimphu Thromde is to start the construction of a three-storied modern building at Centenary Farmers’ Market (CFM) soon. The meat shops in Norzin Lam and Chang Lam will be relocated in the building, which will come at a cheaper rent and with better facilities. The ground floor of the building …

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 Wangdue and Punakha on plan track

The Mid Term Review (MTR) for the 11th Five Year Plan (FYP) was conducted in Punakha and Wangdue, and it was found that the two dzongkhags have achieved half of its development goals for the 11th plan. The review meeting also discussed the issues faced in the dzongkhags, such as …

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The capital city of potholes


The numerous potholes found on the busy roads in Thimphu is a major concern for motorists and pedestrians alike. The potholes, some as wide as half the road itself and deep, are challenging to drive and walk on. Not to mention, the damage that the vehicles suffer from hitting the …

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