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In a sex workers shoes

For commercial sex workers in Bhutan, getting caught by authorities is the biggest fear since the trade is not legal. That is why no complaints are lodged with police even if clients physically beat them up or refuse to pay for services rendered. “Operating undercover they take a lot of …

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How to prevent your WeChat from being hacked

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In the wake of the recent hackings of the WeChat accounts of many users where obscene and pornographic contents have been circulated, the Bhutan Computer Incident Response Team (BtCIRT) of the Ministry of Information and Communications has come up with some detailed advisory measures on how to secure the app. …

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What it will take to make our unsafe roads safer

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An average of 85 people died in road crashes every year in Bhutan between 2010 and 2015 according to the draft of the National Transport Policy of Bhutan. Road fatalities averaged around 13 for every 10,000 vehicles, which is one of the highest in South Asia. In Europe, North America …

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80 percent of drug arrest now forwarded to BNCA

Majority of arrests related to drugs involve people abusing substances are directed to the Bhutan Narcotic Control Authority (BNCA) for counseling and rehabilitation according to their dependency. Between 18 July to 31 July, Thimphu police apprehended 20 suspects in connection to drug abuse, illicit trafficking and possession. Of the 20 …

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Kazhi Gewog sees increase in cordyceps yields this year

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Kazhi Gewog under Wangdue Phodrang Dzongkhag saw an increase in cordyceps yields comparing to the previous year. The auction, which was held a week ago, saw participation of 30 households from the Gewog with around 90 people involved in the collection of the fungus. Three people a household can venture …

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