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Gelephu police arrest one in forgery case

Police in Gelephu have arrested a 31-year-old man for forging construction related documents in connection with two Sarpang dzongkhag construction tenders. On 2 September, an official from the Sarpang dzongkhag complained to Gelephu police that two private construction companies had submitted forged ‘performance demand bank guarantee’ and ‘bank guarantee for …

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Two held for marijuana possession

Police have detained two men who were found in possession of marijuana and hashish on September 14. The men, from Kabesa, Punakha, were apprehended from Genekha, Thimphu, were they were rubbing marijuana plants. Police seized 18 sticks of marijuana and around 121 grams of hashish from the two men in …

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Drugs at the border

Curbing abuse and smuggling of banned substances and other drugs in the border town of Phuentsholing that generally involve youth is fraught with challenges according to the Royal Bhutan Police. In the absence of any kind of technology it was difficult to nab people carrying banned substances. “It would be …

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Tashiding common forum

The two gup candidates of Tashiding gewog in Dagana dzongkhag have concluded their Common Forum visiting four chiwogs and making themselves known to the voters as their next likely leaders. As the candidates prepare for the September 27th Poll Day of the second LG elections, they are working to please …

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Electorate and supporters start travelling to gewogs

Packed buses are leaving the Thimphu bus terminal as the electorate moves to constituencies to support nomination of their candidates in the second local government elections scheduled for the first week of September. “I booked seats a few days ago for my wife and I to travel to Trashigang,” said …

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Former Gup Vs Gaydrung for Samkhar gup election

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In Samkhar gewog, experience triumphed in the chiwog zomdu held last week to finalise the nominations for gup contestants. Of the four aspiring gup candidates in the gewog, a former Gup and the Gewog Gaydrung went through the nominations with majority votes. Former Gup Sonam Dorji defeated his uncle Jangchub …

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Uninterested Paga has no candidate for Gup and Mangmi

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Paga chiwog in Chapcha gewog, Chukha, has no candidates for the Gup or Mangmi post but has  four candidates contesting for the past of Tshogpa. During the Chiwog Zomdu to nominate candidates only 33 people showed up from its 35 households with 198 eligible voters. Dagow, 52, the former Tshogpa, …

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Former Mangmi to contest for Gup in Pling Gewog

Phuentsholing gewog has nominated its former Mangmi to contest for Gup. Chandra Man Rai, 37, from Linding Chiwog served as Mangmi of Phuentsholing gewog since 2004. He completed higher secondary education from Thimphu in 2003. Now after 13 years as Mangmi, Chandra Man Rai is contesting for gup. “I never …

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PAC ask’s health ministry to resolve 2009-13 irregularities

Public Hearing conducted by Public Accounts Committee (PAC) with the Ministry of Health (MoH) yesterday came up with the resolution requiring the agencies under the health ministry to resolve unresolved audit irregularities pertaining to 2009 to 2013. The committee raised six issues pertaining to 2009 and 2013, and as of …

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Final report shows monsoon crop damage across Dzongkhags

Apart from damages to property and road infrastructure several dzongkhags suffered a significant crop loss to the monsoon according to a report released by the Agriculture Ministry. In Bumthang, potato crop of 115 acres amounting to 793,833 kg were affected. Crops like buckwheat and maize were also damaged. Of the …

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