Local News

Himalayan black bear caught in an apple orchard trap


Forest officials and Wildlife Rescue and Animal Health Section under the Wildlife Conservation Division  have rescued a Himalayan bear found trapped in a snare set near an apple orchard in Wang Simo under Thimphu Dzonghag. The animal which was believed to have attempted to enter into the apple orchard was …

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Radhi favors new candidates

Radhi gewog in Trashigang dzongkhag chose new faces over incumbent ones in the recent chiwog zomdu to nominate candidates to contest for Gup. Former Gup Jigme Namgyal secured fewer votes than the other two aspiring gup candidates in the Chiwog Zomdu. Former Gup Jigme Namgyal contested against Pema Tenzin, a …

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Two couples in two knifing cases in Thimphu

Thimphu police are investigating two knifing cases involving two different couples, which occurred on August 27 and 28. In the first case the wife was arrested after she knifed her husband while in the second case the husband was arrested after knifing his wife several times. On the evening of …

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Phangkhar gewog has to ex-Mangmis contesting for Gup post


Two former mangmis(deputy gups) will take on each other to become gup of Phangkhar gewog in the central district of Zhemgang in the forthcoming second local government elections. They were chosen from four contestants during the recently held Chiwog Zomdu (village cluster meeting) where the primary round election was held …

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‘Hangout.bt’ launched

Tourists and locals looking for places to hang out can now log unto to hangouts.bt an online platform with information on restaurants, cafés, bars, bistros, clubs, drayangs, karaokes, other entertainment places as well as events in Bhutan. The website also offers other features like promoting Meal of the Day, events, …

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Citizenship and Land Kidu in Gyalpoizhing

His Royal Highness Gyaltshab Jigme Dorji Wangchuck presented Kashos from His Majesty The King granting Land and Citizenship Kidu to the people. His Majesty granted Citizenship Kidu to 93 individuals, and Land Kidu to 42 families from Mongar. The recipients of the Citizenship Kidu took part in a ceremony to …

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Paro peddler still at large

Police were on the lookout for a peddler in Paro town who is alleged to have employed other youth to sell contraband substances. On the evening of August 3, ParoPolice receivedinformation about a person employing other youths to sell illegal prescription drugs in Paro town. When police reached his place, …

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K9 helps recover burgled items

A member of the Royal Bhutan Police’s K9 canine squad helped recover several heirlooms, including jewelry, hidden in the nearby bushes, burgled from a home in Paro on the night of August 1. According to police, the K9 canine helped recover five gold rings worth of Nu 225,000, two gold …

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