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72 contraband users arrested this year

The Royal Bhutan Police (RPB) in Thimphu has arrested 72 people – 57 male and 5 female for possession and illegal transaction of controlled substances this year. According to records maintained by the Thimphu police, possession and illegal transaction of controlled substances is shooting up by the year; they apprehended …

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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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