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Suspect at large in connection to Chorten vandalism

As of December 29, Jomotshangkha police in Samdrupjongkhar were still looking for the suspect who vandalized a Jangchub Chorten located at Phajo Gonpa, Lauri on the morning of 27 December. The complaint was lodged by Gup Tempa Gyeltshen and police carried out an investigation along with Drunkhag and gewog staff. …

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One dies of injury from gas explosion

A 36-year-old non-Bhutanese from Daragoan, Jaigoan, who suffered injuries from a welding gas cylinder explosion in Wangdi Engineering workshop, Phuentsholing, died after reaching Phuentsholing hospital on 27 December at around 1:30 PM. The incident took place at around 11:30 am. As per the statement by eyewitnesses the deceased was coming …

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PSL guideline launched

The government has launched the priority sector lending (PSL) guidelines that aims to transform the Cottage and Small Industries (CSI) sector through better access to finance and increased opportunities for youth employment. Loans up to Nu one million for cottage industry and upto Nu 10 million for small industry will …

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Narcotics (Amendment) Bill passed with more clarity

With 40 votes in favor for the bill to pass, National Assembly (NA) passed Narcotics (Amendment) Bill, 2017. NA re-deliberated on Narcotic Drugs, Psychotropic Substances and Substances Abuse (Amendment) Bill, 2017 on 4th December, 2017 and adopted the Bill on 5th December, 2017. They adopted the bill adding four new …

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Family of five killed in road accident

The Gyalpoi Zimpon’s office provided semso of Nu 10,000 each to the relatives of the five deceased who lost their lives in recent car accident in Mongar. The accident took place on 6th December when the car (Santro) that they were driving veered off the road at Zimzorong, 10 km …

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Body of college student fished out

Police are yet to determine whether it was suicide or an accident that led to the death of 22-year-old college student whose body was fished out from the Wangchu near Changjiji, Thimphu, on November 21. The deceased was a 1st year student studying in India. He had come home without …

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