DEMOCRACY IN ACTION

In search of the essence

“Essence” a solo exhibition by artist Pema Tshering, which opened at the Voluntary Artist Studio Thimphu (VAST) gallery in Thimphu on November 3, offers insight into the landscape and people of remote Bhutan. Different sides of multi-faceted Bhutan are depicted in the exhibit. The image of the Buddha appears in …

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Man dies from bee attack

A 26-year-old man from Chuzagang, Sarpang dzongkhag, died after he was attacked by what are believed to be bees, locally known as khago, at the crossroad near Gelephu dungkhag office, while on his way to work. “Without provocation or warning, a large swarm of bees descended on him,” his wife …

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Central schools could source food from local farmers

With central schools to source shoes and socks requirement from domestic manufacturers the education minister is now mulling a similar arrangement of food supply from local farmers. “Local vegetables which contain comparatively less chemicals would not only benefit the health of students but also encourage the farmers to produce and …

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Man arrested for attempted rape

An 18-year old man has been detained at the community police station in Taba, Thimphu, on suspicion of attempting to rape an 18-year old woman living in Taba. According to the police the incident took place on October 27 when the victim was returning to home after buying some bars …

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Tobacco seized at Phuentsholing gate

A 29-year old man is in the custody of Phuentsholing Police for attempting to smuggle in a sizeable quantity of tobacco products in the trunk of car. The man, from Jomotshangkha, Samdrupjongkhar, was apprehended on the evening of October 30 at the Phuentsholing main gate. Police seized 2,352 packets of …

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Father-in-Law arrested for battery

Trashiyangtse police have arrested a 63-year old farmer from Khamdang who allegedly hit his son-in-law with a knife around five in the morning on October 28. Police arrested the suspect after receiving information from doctor Namsa Dorji of Khamdang Basic Health Unit (BHU) who stated that a 22-year old man …

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Local and national issues in North Thimphu debate

The public debate at the Zulikha Lower Secondary School yesterday saw candidates wooing voters by voicing pledges and highlighting party achievements. Kezang Wangmo, 26,of DPT said that having worked for three years in a management post she knew the real challenges people faced. Kesang Wangmo said she joined DPT because …

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Arrests made in US visa racket

Gelephu police have arrested a man and a woman who were collecting money from prospective Bhutanese ‘clients’ with the promise of getting them visas to the United States. At the time of their arrest the man had collected Nu 950,000 and the woman Nu 148,500 from 19 prospective clients. The …

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