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four women detained for selling tobacco products

I n a major raid conducted by the Wangduephodrang police earlier this month, on January 14, four women were arrested from Khenpajochu under Tshogom Gewog, about seven kilometers from the Wangdue town for selling and possession of tobacco products. Police were notified about the suspects, running paan shops and their …

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Tenancy Act reviewed but to be deliberated in next session

Minister of Work and Human Settlement Dorji Choden presented the report on the review of the Tenancy Act 2004 in the National Assembly yesterday. A proposal to review and amend the tenancy act 2004 was submitted during the first session of second parliament. Accordingly the National Assembly resolved that the …

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Bhutan and India talk FDI

A bilateral meeting between Bhutan and India on trade and transit was held in Thimphu on January 21. The Bhutan delegation was led by the Secretary, Ministry of Economic Affairs (MoEA), Dasho Sonam Tshering, while the Indian delegation was led by the Secretary, Ministry of Commerce and Industry (MoCI), S …

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State of the nation’s youth

The UNICEF report titled “A Situation Analysis of Children, Youth and Women in Bhutan (2012)” states that more than half of the country’s population is below the age of 25. Around 0.3mn are aged 18 or younger which accounts to 42 percent of the population. About a third of total …

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Man detained under bribery case

A 29 year-old, non-national, man who tried to bribe police constables at the main gate was arrested and detained by Phuentsholing police on January 5. The suspect was trying to enter Phuentsholing town with a cardboard box filled with seven Chinese brand and four old repaired mobile phones. The suspect …

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Fourth Gull species sighted in Bhutan

With entry of the latest new bird species, UWICE said Bhutan’s bird tally now stands at 689 Bhutan is considered to be one of the top biodiversity hotspots in the world. Such a tagging is befitting, for Bhutan has been able to maintain large forest coverage, both rich and intact. …

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Productive vacation to avoid youth crime

Various programs will be explored and identified to ensure that students are engaged not just with the police but also in other volunteer works or some temporary jobs this winter, Home Minister Damcho Dorji said during the ‘meet the press’ session, Friday. Lyonpo stressed on the need to identify the …

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“Young Global Active”

To recognize young people as agents of change in their communities, the International Volunteers Day (IVD) themed “Young Global Active” was celebrated at the Clock Tower Square in Thimphu on Thursday. The IVD 2013 highlights the contributions of youth volunteers working towards global peace and sustainable development. The event was …

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