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That Nu 1 that E-loaders should get back

Unless you have a postpaid number, a visit to the eload shop has become an integral part of life and unless you are from the 80s you need data renewal for the internet. Eload is environmentally friendly and cheaper but most subscribers fail to take advantage of that last bit …

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Defamation suit to enter evidence phase

The last rebuttal hearing of Ap Sonam Phuntsho’s defamation suit against former BBS anchor Namgay Zam and Dr. Shacha was heard on Wednesday by the Chief Judge of Thimphu District Court with yet another full room that has become the trademark of this case from its outset. The defendants submitted …

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Seven gewogs in Dagana without GAO

Seven of the 14 gewogs in the central district of Dagana are without a gewog administrative officer (GAO) of which four gewogs have been without one since last year. The post of GAOs, filled by university graduates, were created in the 10th Plan to strengthen capacity of the local government …

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Dealing with rising youth delinquents at the border

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Lack of parental care and guidance and the easily availability of banned substances and other drugs from across the border are the some of the key reasons why youth come into conflict with law in Phuentsholing, which shares borders with the Indian state of West Bengal, say some residents interviewed …

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HM Grants Audience to 21st batch DeSuups

His Majesty The King granted an Audience to volunteers participating in the 21st DeSuung training programme at Tencholing. His Majesty spoke to the DeSuups about the vision behind the programme, which was initiated in 2011, and inspired them to play their part in nation building and in serving the country. …

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Himalayan Palm Civet electrocuted

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A Himalayan Palm Civet was found dead after being electrocuted on 27 September 2016 at Kurizam, Mongar in a Chirpine near a human settlement. One of the residents reported the incident through a phone to the Central Park Range Office, Phrumsengla National Park. Himalayan Palm Civet belongs to Carnivora of …

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Gelephu police arrest one in forgery case

Police in Gelephu have arrested a 31-year-old man for forging construction related documents in connection with two Sarpang dzongkhag construction tenders. On 2 September, an official from the Sarpang dzongkhag complained to Gelephu police that two private construction companies had submitted forged ‘performance demand bank guarantee’ and ‘bank guarantee for …

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Two held for marijuana possession

Police have detained two men who were found in possession of marijuana and hashish on September 14. The men, from Kabesa, Punakha, were apprehended from Genekha, Thimphu, were they were rubbing marijuana plants. Police seized 18 sticks of marijuana and around 121 grams of hashish from the two men in …

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Drugs at the border

Curbing abuse and smuggling of banned substances and other drugs in the border town of Phuentsholing that generally involve youth is fraught with challenges according to the Royal Bhutan Police. In the absence of any kind of technology it was difficult to nab people carrying banned substances. “It would be …

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