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One killed in accident

A 40-year-old man from Yadi, Mongar, died on the spot after the Jumbo truck he was driving veered off the road near Takti and fell 300 metres below the road. The incident took place at around three in the morning on April 10. The deceased was travelling from Gomtu to …

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Using the ground to save electricity bills

A baseline study conducted in 2012 reported that buildings in Bhutan consumed 52,707 metric tonnes of oil, nearly 16% of the total energy consumption, of which nearly 60% was estimated to be thermal energy. This is expected to increase over the years due to change in lifestyle of residents where …

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BNCA to establish compulsory treatment center

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Bhutan Narcotic Control Authority (BNCA) will soon establish a compulsory treatment center in country for substance abusers in need of rehabilitation to overcome their addiction. This will take the number of rehabilitation centers in the country to three. The two existing ones are in Serbithang, Thimphu, which can take in …

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Non-Bhutanese apprehended for burglary

Thimphu police have detained a 29-year-old non-Bhutanese suspected to have committed a number of burglaries in several locations in the city. Police apprehended the man on the night of March 25 from the Centenary Farmers Market area after receiving a complaint from a resident about a suspicious looking character. Police …

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Civil servants in Khatoe Gewog Gasa want Altitude Allowance

The Gasa Dzongkhag Tshogdu intends to propose to the home ministry that civil servants posted in Gasa’s Khatoe gewog also be paid high altituted allowance. According to existing civil service rules, civil servants working in places above 3000 metres are admissible to a high altitude allowance of Nu 3,000 a …

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Lyonchhen tours Trongsa, Trashiyangtze and Trashigang

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Lyonchhen Tshering Tobgay completed the gewog tour for Trongsa Dzongkhag today after visiting Korphu gewog today afternoon. Talking to the people of Korphu gewog, Lyonchhen highlighted about the importance of health and education . Lyonchhen explained that the free health services provided should be efficiently used and urged the people to complete …

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Local leaders want age of sexual consent to be lowered

A few local leaders have suggested changing the legal age for consensual sexual relations and marriage from 18 years to 15 or 16 years. Local leaders say that in the villages it’s common for consensual relationships to occur much before the legal age and when legal provisions of statutory rape …

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Sarpang Dzong construction delayed

The construction of the Sarpang Dzong, supposed to begin in January, has been delayed by two months because of minor changes in the design plan say project officials. The Nu 1 billion construction project is funded by the government of India. “Though the change is minor, the consultant has asked …

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