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3 apprehended for drugs

The Phuentsholing police have apprehended three men in connection with the illicit trafficking of controlled substances into Bhutan from Jaigaon. Following a tip off, police apprehended a 32-year-old man from the Phuentsholing main gate at around 1:30 pm with 12,960 capsules of SP. The man from Balamnang, Haa, was carrying …

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Three women and two men arrested for drug trafficking

Three woman and two men are being held for further investigation by the Thimphu police in connection with the trafficking of illegal prescription drugs. Following a tip off, police arrested the 26 year old man on February 6 around noon from the vegetable market area. The man from Tendu, Samtse, had in …

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Woman arrested with drugs

Following a tip-off Phuentsholing police arrested a woman at Rinchendeng check post on 31 January with 5,341 capsules of SP and 200 tablets of N10. The woman was travelling to Thimphu in a taxi when she was arrested at the checkpost, four kilometres from Phuentsholing. She told police that she …

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New traffic diversion to ease traffic

A new traffic diversion is in force in the border town of Phuentsholing to ease traffic congestion. Vehicles entering the city now have to exit via the STCBL area by passing YDF. Phuentsholing SP Wangchukla said there are pros and cons but their observation shows a smooth and systematic flow …

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Cardamom price falling continuously

Cardamom prices have been falling continuously in Dagapela, Dagana, due to low demand. According to farmers, the prices are half of what they received earlier. “It started falling from the beginning of the harvest season and at present it is around Nu 700 a kg,” a cardamom farmer in Dagapela, …

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Organic gardening as a practical aspect of learning

Forty-one monks of the Chokyi Gyatso Buddhist Institute in Dewathang, Samdrupjongkhar, are taking part in organic gardening classes that aspires to teach sustainable nurturing of soil through practical activities. The Organic Gardening class is part of Lhomon Education’s curriculum to provide opportunity to learn the basics of livelihood and give …

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For a spotless city

During the nationwide cleaning campaign on the 9th of December, some 87 people from various communities under Thimphu Dzongkhag volunteered as community representatives to keep the city clean on a daily basis. Thromde executives and community tshogpas under Thimphu Thromde had a discussion with with the Prime Minister and Thrompon …

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4 arrested for possession of controlled substances

Thimphu police arrested four people, including a female,for possession of illegal controlled substancesin the first week of 2017. The arrested, in their 30s, are free lance guides while some operated businesses. On 1 January police arrested two men,of which one was carrying 38 capsules of SP. The other man was …

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