Man commits suicide in Gelephu

Medical professionals have ruled out foul play in the death of a 33-year-old man from Jigmecholing who was found hanging in his room on the morning of October 2. He had used his kera (traditional cloth belt) to hang from a ceiling beam 10 feet from the floor. Police believe …

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High Court to decide on admitting DNT’s case or not

The High Court conducted the show cause hearing on the writ of mandamus petition filed against the PDP government by the Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa (DNT) for the alleged illegal and unconstitutional implementation of the tax alteration. The show cause hearing was conducted by seven judges on September 25. At the show cause hearing the …

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Burglary suspects at large

As of yesterday, police in Samtse and Wangdue were still on the lookout for miscreants who burgled two homes and a vehicle in three separate incidents earlier this week. In Samtse burglars broke into a house of a dzongkhag employee and allegedly stole gold, silver and diamond jewelry worth around …

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Three more arrested for gold smuggling


Three more people have been detained in connection with the gold smuggling case that came to light on August 27 when customs apprehended two people at the Paro International Airport. The two men, returning from Bangkok, were carrying 11.045 kgs of gold. Police said that the suspects said they paid …

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Bhutan eliminates measles

Bhutan was officially declared one of the first two countries in South-East Asia Region (SEAR) of WHO to eliminate measles before the regional target of 2020. In recognition to this, Bhutan achieved a Citation as an appreciation from the WHO SEARO at the 70th Session of WHO Regional Committee in …

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