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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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Fire accident burns down house and injures a man

Fire crews, nearby residents and the Royal Bhutan Police (RBP) battled a blaze which burned down a house and injured a man below the Thai Pavilion, a few meters away from Dema Lhakhang on February 23 evening. The fire was reported at 4:10 pm and was contained by 6. Of …

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Two stabbed on Losar

A 19-year old boy is fighting for his life in the Thimphu Hospital after being stabbed in the head, back and arm with a knife on February 22. The class-X student of Motithang Higher Secondary School was stabbed above the vegetable market when he was going out to play football …

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Body of man missing for 41 days recovered

The body of a 64-year old man who went missing from home was recovered 41 days later, on February 23, from below Dechencholing in Thimphu chhu. The son of the deceased, staying with him in Dechencholing, reported his disappearance on January 10.According to the police, the deceased, who was from …

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