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5 year old dies in motor vehicle accident

A five-year-old boy who was seriously injured in a motor crash near Rurichhu, Wangdue, on 4th May evening died on the way to Bajo hospital according to Wangdue police. The boy and an elderly woman had taken a lift in a truck loaded with stones, which plunged 220 feet below …

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Thimphu’s theoretical basement parking

Careless, disorganized and unplanned development is the primary reason for the capital city’s parking woes according to urban planning engineers and the situation is destined to get worse as vehicle numbers balloon by the day. According to Development Control Regulation 2016 every building residential and non residential is required to …

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Customs Bill endorsed, clause pertaining to allowances removed

The joint sitting of parliament on May 4 endorsed the Customs Bill 2017, which has been stuck since the seventh session because of disagreements between the National Assembly and National Council over five clauses. The Lamgong-Wangchag constituency MP Khandu Wangchuk, who is also Chairperson for the joint committee on the …

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Residents in Thimphu complain of water shortage

Thimphu residents in Changzamtog and Changbangdu have complained to Thimphu Thromde regarding drinking water shortages that has persisted for weeks. Upper Motithang, Lower Chubachu and Changiji areas have also suffered water shortages while it was not enough in several other areas. Pema Wangmo, 36, who lives in Changbangdu said that …

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