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Open mic session takes students outside the classroom

Changzamtog Lower Secondary School has an interactive learning session that takes learning out of the classroom and not just limited to the books. It is called the ‘open mic session’ where guest speakers and students interact with each other on various topics. Introduced last year, the program is aimed at …

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Handicapped man arrested for smuggling tobacco products

A 23-year-old handicapped man was arrested by Phuentsholing police on March 22 at around 21:40 hrs from main gate which   is 1 km away from the police station. He was caught during the daily routine checking by the police. The suspect is from Ugyentse, Samtse. The tobacco product was found …

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Student detained for hitting a teacher

On 21st March at around 9 am, the Vice Principal of Dechencholing Higher Secondary School lodged a complaint against a student who hit an expatriate teacher during the morning assembly. Based on the complaint, police have arrested the class nine student who is from Lhuntse. During the morning assembly, a …

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Second highest seizure of brown sugar

Phuentsholing police arrested two men in possession of brown sugar based on a tip off by an informer. They were arrested from Saheel hotel on March 17 at around mid-night. Phuentsholing police seized 30.83 grams of brown sugar from the two men. The drug was packed in small packets wrapped …

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A twin water crisis hits Bhutan’s rural areas

Although Bhutan has been aiming at achieving food security by increasing the production of cereal crops, especially rice – the effort has been mired with many challenges. Lack of irrigation water, loosing of potential wetland to the developmental activities, and a host of challenges has been proving to be curb …

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Rural Waste threatens  Clean Bhutan

While we always talk about urban waste management problems there are long standing waste management issues in rural Bhutan that are neglected. While there are comparatively more facilities and even data concerning urban waste management issues, there are less number of agencies and people concerned about rural waste management issue …

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Food hawkers start afresh

Thukpa (rice/noodle soup) hawkers have suffered from the ban on selling street food for the past three to four months. They saw their income disappear, causing much unhappiness among them. However, after the government lifted the ban, the street food hawkers and customers are happy. Economic Affairs Minister, Norbu Wangchuk, …

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RBP mid-term review highlights need for Forensic Lab

The Royal Bhutan Police presentation on the mid-term review, showed many achievements in various fields of work such as construction and renovation of structures, capacity development and major capital investments. The RBP requested the Prime Minister for the need of a Forensic Lab in the country, for which Prime Minister …

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