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Jewelry worth more than Nu 1 mn looted

Unidentified miscreants burgled a jewelry shop and decamped with ornaments worth Nu 1 mn including gold rings, broaches and chains. This is the first incident of robbery this year targeting a jewelry shop in the city. The shop is located right below the Norling building and the theft is believed …

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“Virtual roundabouts” remain ignored by motorists

Commuters and motorists have yet to make sense of what looks like painted circles on city crossroads   that are meant to act as roundabouts. These circles have been much speculated about and many people are of the opinion that they do not serve their purpose by virtue of their  being …

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A choeten built after the image of Tara vandalized

A Khangzang choeten believed to be more than 100 years old was vandalized last night. The choeten located in Charkilo, four kilometers  from Thimphu, was renovated just two weeks ago. A  student of Khasadrapchu Middle secondary School saw the vandalized choeten early morning  yesterday while he was walking to school …

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Dechencholing town shifted to new location

The ramshackle Dechencholing market which was shifted next to the Thimpchu river in 2008 from its earlier location below the Royal Body Guard premises will be getting a new location. Lyonchhen said that His Majesty the King has granted approval to use the land opposite the new township (near the …

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RENEW has “secret shelter” for domestic violence victims

Within the last two months, 32 cases of domestic violence cases were reported in the capital: 12 cases of battery; 12 cases of willful negligence; one extra marital affair; and seven other cases under different categories. Records with RENEW (Respect, Educate, Nurture and Empower Women) show that cases of domestic …

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Waste segregation has a tough ride

Four months ago, the Environment Division under Thimphu Thromde started distributing two different colored garbage bins to building owners and offices located in Chubachu.  The white one is for recyclable waste like plastics and bottles while the green one is for organic or degradable wastes such as food and vegetables. …

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Druk Hotel catches fire

The Royal Bhutan Police, fire crew and a few Desups fought a fire at Druk Hotel located near Thimphu Clock Tower yesterday. The fire was reported at 12:10 pm and was extinguished one hour later. In the incidence, a 40-year old maintenance man was injured and taken to the hospital …

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