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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Two drivers apprehended for tobacco smuggling

Phuentsholing police have detained a taxi driver and truck driver for smuggling tobacco products into the country. Acting on a tip off police apprehended the taxi driver, 46, on the evening on 28 September in Phuentsholing with two bags of tobacco. The taxi driver, from Gairigaun, Tsirang, had already loaded …

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Bhutan pulls out of SAARC meet

An official press release by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has said that Bhutan will be pulling out of the SAARC summit in Pakistan. This would make Bhutan the fourth country after India, Afghanistan and Bangladesh to pull out of the summit over increased tensions in the region especially after …

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The challenges of door to door campaigns


Nominated local government candidates in Dagana’s Gozhi gewog are going from house to house and briefly introducing themselves to individual households as part of their door-to-door campaign for the second LG elections on September 27. But the unpredictable weather conditions with either hot sun or heavy rain have made campaigning …

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Taba LAP kicks off


The Ground Breaking Ceremony of Construction of Urban Infrastructure for Lower Taba (LAP) in Thimphu took place on friday morning. Infrastructure such as road and drainage, water supply, sewerage Net-Work System, electricity, communication facilities will be put in place in the next 30 months. Lyonchhen Tshering Tobgay spoke about the need to …

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Karna Gewog completes Common forum


Over the past four days the candidates contesting for Gup, Mangmi and Tshogpa in Karna gewog, Dagana, had the opportunity to present their manifestos and interact with their voters through the common forum platform organized by the election commission. Each candidate got 10 minutes to present their manifesto. The first …

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