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


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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Monetary and Matrimonial cases top the list


According to the annual judiciary report, amongst the twenty Dzongkhag Courts, Thimphu with five benches has the highest number of cases registered with 1,696 and also with highest numbers of cases decided with 1,491 cases, followed by Wangdue Phodrang with 502 cases. Gasa Dzongkhag court has the lowest with 33 …

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