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Two minors arrested for van theft

Thimphu police have detained two minors, aged 13 and 15, who took a van belonging to a workshop owner and drove to Dawakha, Paro, to meet relatives. The workshop owner lodged a complaint on the morning of 19 November that his van had been stolen the night earlier. The boys …

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Kholongchhu project works on hold due to CBTE discussions with India: PM

During the question hour yesterday, Opposition Leader Dr. Pema Gyamtsho from Chhoekhor Tang Constituency solicited explanations from the Prime Minister on the government’s failure to start a single mega hydropower projects during the party’s tenure. “The government has informed the parliament earlier that construction of Kholongchhu Hydropower had started. However, …

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Green house initiative benefitting the highlanders

With the initiative of the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry (MoAF) to bring about food self sufficiency among the highlanders, the introduction of vegetable production through the green house method is benefiting the highlanders of Laya where they don’t have to depend on vegetables from Gasa and Punakha and at …

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DNT opens 2nd regional office in Trashigang

The Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa (DNT) party has opened its second regional office in the eastern district of Trashigang to create space for people in the east to visit and share their concerns. The party’s general secretary, Tenzin Lekphell, said the office would strengthen the party and Nyamrup’s ‘People’s manifesto’. He …

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BKP Unveils Three new candidates

The Bhutan Kuen-Nyam Party on 26th October announced three new candidates. Retd. Col. Dr. Leki Wangdi will contest from Chhoekhor Taang constituency which is also the constituency of the Opposition leader Pema Gyamtsho. Incidentally the candidate is a cousin of the Opposition leader. Leki was a doctor in the army …

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Free sanitary pads to improve hygiene

Providing free sanitary pads has helped improve hygiene, boost confidence and improve attendance of girl students in Zhemgang Central School. Previously some students relied on absorbent cloth during their periods, which not only was uncomfortable but awkward to change and clean. The sanitary pads are made in the school itself …

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13 non-Bhutanese arrested for involvement in prostitution

Phuentsholing police apprehended 13 non-Bhutanese, age range between 19 to 25 years for involvement in prostitution from a hotel and beauty parlor in three separate instances. The first was on 21 September, the second was on 26 September and the third on 10 October. Police said that, they were arrested …

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16 yr old minor arrested for impregnating 15 yr old girlfriend

Phuentsholing police have apprehended a 16-year-old boy for having a sexual relationship with his 15-year-old girlfriend. The suspect is a class IX student while the girlfriend is class VII student and studying in the same school in Phuentsholing. The victim’s mother lodged a complaint with the police after she found …

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4 gewog policing units to be established within October

The Royal Bhutan Police will establish four more gewog policing units in the remote locations of Lingshi, Laya, Jigmecholing and Kheng Buli by the end of October to deter crime deter crime, provide immediate police response and improve access to police service. As of now, they have established gewog policing …

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