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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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MoWHS minister answers questions on highways

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The works and human settlement, Dorji Choden, answered numerous questions on the widening of the national highways and construction of dzongkhag and gewog roads during parliament’s question hour session this week. Responding to queries by the Wamrong and Nubi Tangsibji MPs, the minister said the widening of the east west …

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21 out of 1,000 newborns die within first month

Despite significant improvement in under-five mortality, from 162 to 33 per 1000 live births in a country, new-born deaths remains high accounting for 70% of all infant deaths and more than half of under-five deaths. Currently, 21 of every 1,000 newborn babies die within the first month of birth where …

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Conman arrested

Thimphu police apprehended a 35-year-old man from Naja, Paro, for conning elderly people after a 70-year old woman lodged a complaint on November 13. As per the police, the woman met the suspect near swimming pool, Thimphu, claiming to be her son’s friend. The suspect asked for Nu 1,000 from …

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27 drug arrests

In the first two weeks of November Thimphu police arrested 27 people, including one woman, for both abusing and illicit trafficking of drugs. Of the 27 arrested eight are students, five are private employees, 13 are unemployed and one is a businessman.

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Man arrested for murdering wife

Police in Chengmari, Samtse, have arrested a 67-year-old man who killed his wife at around 2:15 in the morning of November 9. The incident was reported to police by the chiwog tshogpa (village representative) about an hour later. Police said the suspect from Punakha was arrested the same day and …

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BDT Director of ITU shares latest trends in ICT sector

The Prime Minister Dasho Tshering Tobgay met the International Telecommunication Union’s BDT Director Mr. Brahima Sanou, on 1st November afternoon. Prime Minister thanked the ITU for for their continued support especially in HR development through trainings. Prime Minister highlighted the importance of telecommunications in our country. The Director assured the …

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