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Thimphu police bust 34 people for drugs within 45 days

Starting from 1 March until 13 April, Thimphu police has arrested 34 people for abusing drugs, illicit trafficking and for possession of tobacco products. Out of 34 suspects, 28 were arrested for abusing drugs while 5 people were arrested for illicit trafficking. In addition, one arrest was made for possession …

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Arrests in 2 separate deaths

On 3rd April, Gedu police apprehended a 28-year-old suspect, who went missing after allegedly murdering his estranged wife on 2nd April.  The suspect was arrested in Meretsemo. Police said the suspect was found drunk. The suspect has confessed to murdering his 22-year-old wife. The wife was staying at her sister …

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Errors in academic textbooks and rectification measures

The issue of grammatical and even factual errors in academic textbooks such as in Bhutan Civic and History textbooks among others have been pointed out. This issue was discussed during the Education Dialogue organised by the Ministry of Education and where journalists were invited. The Curriculum Director of the Education …

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Lightning strike hits 5

A nine-year old student was admitted in hospital after being electrocuted by a metal pole hit by a lightning strike in lower Goshi in Dagana on 12th March at around 4.30 pm. Four others were also admitted to hospital due to minor injuries caused by the same lightning  strike. The …

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An abandoned man

Near a muddy stream in Babesa, Thimphu, is a makeshift hut of plastic and bamboo. It is home to a man in his mid 50s who suffers from a speech disability and one side of his body is paralysed. Several Thimphu residents who have walked through the area, below the …

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BKP introduces South Thimphu candidate

The Bhutan Kuen-Nyam party (BKP) announced Norbu Tshering from Semtokha, Thimphu, as its candidate from South Thimphu. Norbu Tshering worked as the Chief Executive Officer of the West Nile Rural Electrification Company Limited, Uganda (South Africa) from November 2015 to November 2017. After joining Bhutan Power Corporation Limited (BPC) in …

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