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LG candidates miss functional literacy test due to roadblock

Numerous roadblocks in Zhemgang dzongkhag have prevented five candidates from Trong and Goshing gewog from appearing the second phase of functional literacy test held on July 19. Appearing the functional literacy test is a must to be eligible to contest the local government elections according to Bhutan’s election regulations. Bhutan’s …

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19 year old driver missing

The body of a 19 year old boy is still missing after a Swift Dzire he was driving went off the road on 11th July at around 9.50 pm at Char Kilo (between Khasadrapchu and Chuzom). During the time of incident, there was one 22 years old man who is …

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Habitual burglar caught again

Gelephu police, with a help of Phuentsholing police, arrested a 28-year-old Indian man from a hotel in Phuentsholing. The suspect, from Shantipur, Runikhata in Chirang district of Assam, is alleged to be a habitual burglar, on the run after a series of burglaries in Gelephu town this year. The suspect …

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Monk dies in vehicle accident

A 37-year-old monk died in a vehicle accident in India, the cause of the accident was ruled to be over speeding. The deceased as travelling in an Indian taxi in Madharihat, Ali Pure which is 70 meters away from Madharihat police station towards Samtse on June 29. The deceased was …

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24 -year-old monk drowns in swimming pool

A  24-year-old man drowned in a swimming pool in Gelephu on June 22 at around 4:40 pm. The deceased was a monk in Zhemgang dratshang. The deceased’s brother said that the deceased was suffering from ulcer for which he was referred to Gelephu referral hospital for the checkup. The police …

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Man dies in bolero accident

A  34 year-old man died on the spot after a bolero he was driving went off the road on June 22 at around 6 pm. The deceased was from Lauri, Samdrupjongkhar. The accident took place at Jomokhandu, which is about 50 km away from Jomotsnagkha police station. The vehicle went …

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Ensuring food security through commercialization

In order to ensure sustainable socio-economic well being of the Bhutanese people through access to food and natural resources, Ministry of Agriculture and Forests has set four policy goals and objectives. The enhancement of food and nutrition security is one among its objectives. The ministry is implementing about 16 programs …

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