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‘Hangout.bt’ launched

Tourists and locals looking for places to hang out can now log unto to hangouts.bt an online platform with information on restaurants, cafés, bars, bistros, clubs, drayangs, karaokes, other entertainment places as well as events in Bhutan. The website also offers other features like promoting Meal of the Day, events, …

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Citizenship and Land Kidu in Gyalpoizhing

His Royal Highness Gyaltshab Jigme Dorji Wangchuck presented Kashos from His Majesty The King granting Land and Citizenship Kidu to the people. His Majesty granted Citizenship Kidu to 93 individuals, and Land Kidu to 42 families from Mongar. The recipients of the Citizenship Kidu took part in a ceremony to …

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Paro peddler still at large

Police were on the lookout for a peddler in Paro town who is alleged to have employed other youth to sell contraband substances. On the evening of August 3, ParoPolice receivedinformation about a person employing other youths to sell illegal prescription drugs in Paro town. When police reached his place, …

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K9 helps recover burgled items

A member of the Royal Bhutan Police’s K9 canine squad helped recover several heirlooms, including jewelry, hidden in the nearby bushes, burgled from a home in Paro on the night of August 1. According to police, the K9 canine helped recover five gold rings worth of Nu 225,000, two gold …

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Court exposes drug law loophole

The Phuentsholing Dungkhag court convicted Thinley Dorji only on charges of illegal possession of 25 grams of cannabis and 10 tablets of Nitrosun10 (N10) on 10th May. The convict had also been in possession of 126 capsules of Spasmo-Proxyvon Plus when he was arrested by Phuentsholing police in October last …

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Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev in RIGSS Friday Forum

World renowned Indian yogi, mystic and author Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev spoke yesterday at the 15th Friday Forum of the Royal Institute of Governance and Strategic Studies at the National Council Banquet Hall in Thimphu. The Prime Minister and Ministers also attended the talk with members of RIGSS and the public. …

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Rainfall hits Agriculture and farm roads

The recent disaster caused by monsoon rains has damaged crops and plantations in several dzongkhags. Landslides and continuous rainfall has also damaged 50 meters of irrigation HDP pipe line in Rewakha, Dorithasa Chiwog in Haa. About 300 meters of irrigation channel has also been damaged at various locations in Dorithasa …

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Missing women found dead

The body of a 57-year- old woman was recovered from Kuchdiana river, Looksan, Jalpaiguri, India on July 27 at around 10 in the morning. The woman was reported as a missing person by Ugyentse Gup on July 26 in Changmari police station in Samtse. The deceased is from Dangkarling, Ugyentse, …

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