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Community forests strengthen community bonds


Community Forest has not only helped people effectively protect and manage forests and other natural resources within proximity of villages but has also brought communities together. In the recent fire in Paro where a house was gutted, community forest members of Druk Thuenpa Puenzhi in Dogar gewog came together in …

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Supreme Court Judge Honoured


The Shri Ram College of Commerce, Delhi conferred the most distinguished Alumni Award 2017 on Supreme Court Justice Rinzin Penjor coinciding  with the 90th Annual Function Day. It was conferred by India’s Union Minister for Human Resource Development, Prakash Javdekar.

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3 arrested for drug trafficking

Police at Tshimasham, on the Thimphu–Phuentsholing highway, arrested three men in their 20s, with illegal substances last week. On April 6, police arrested a 25-year-old employee of a private firm at around 9:30 pm. He was travelling in a taxi to Thimphu. Police seized 117 grams of Cannabis and 17 …

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Tendu School Principal transferred after investigation


The Prime Minister met with the teachers of  Tendu Central School on 1st April 2017  to talk about the recent incident involving alcohol and tobacco during a party that was organized in the school campus. The PM informed the teachers that the principal is being transferred because of this unfortunate …

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Annual Forestry Conference reviews issues

The formulation of the 12th Five Year Plan for the department of Forest and Park Services was the main agenda of the annual forestry conference held in the capital this week. The six-day conference, which concluded on Tuesday, also discussed the drying of water sources, introducing environmental safeguards and timber …

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Mobile snatching on the rise

Mobile snatching is a new crime that is surfacing in Thimphu, say the city’s police. On 22 March police arrested three teenagers from Changjalu, in connection with phone snatching phone from a student girl who was walking back home after her tuition. The incident took place near the Lungtenphu Helipad. …

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Changbangdu sees illegal dumping

Waste is being illegally dumped on public land around Changbangdu Residents of Changbangdu locality want the local government authorities to publicise and reinforce the new solid waste management rules because waste is still being illegally dumped by the roadside and on public land in Changbangdu. “Implementing agencies should ensure that …

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