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Roadblocks due to road widening work: MoWHS

Road widening works in different parts of the country is also one reason for roadblocks during the monsoon season according to officials of the department of roads (DoR). For example, certain critical locations with frequent and major roadblocks are Rewtala, Box-cutting and Khawachen where widening and stabilsing work has been …

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Lesser women visiting Drop In-Centres

Compared with males, fewer females are visiting the youth centres in the capital that provide counselling services to those dependent on alcohol and drugs. Last year 30 percent visitors were female and this year it has dropped to 10 percent. The centres provide counselling to the needy and additional information …

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In a sex workers shoes

For commercial sex workers in Bhutan, getting caught by authorities is the biggest fear since the trade is not legal. That is why no complaints are lodged with police even if clients physically beat them up or refuse to pay for services rendered. “Operating undercover they take a lot of …

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How to prevent your WeChat from being hacked

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In the wake of the recent hackings of the WeChat accounts of many users where obscene and pornographic contents have been circulated, the Bhutan Computer Incident Response Team (BtCIRT) of the Ministry of Information and Communications has come up with some detailed advisory measures on how to secure the app. …

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What it will take to make our unsafe roads safer

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An average of 85 people died in road crashes every year in Bhutan between 2010 and 2015 according to the draft of the National Transport Policy of Bhutan. Road fatalities averaged around 13 for every 10,000 vehicles, which is one of the highest in South Asia. In Europe, North America …

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