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Annual Forestry Conference reviews issues

The formulation of the 12th Five Year Plan for the department of Forest and Park Services was the main agenda of the annual forestry conference held in the capital this week. The six-day conference, which concluded on Tuesday, also discussed the drying of water sources, introducing environmental safeguards and timber …

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Mobile snatching on the rise

Mobile snatching is a new crime that is surfacing in Thimphu, say the city’s police. On 22 March police arrested three teenagers from Changjalu, in connection with phone snatching phone from a student girl who was walking back home after her tuition. The incident took place near the Lungtenphu Helipad. …

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Changbangdu sees illegal dumping

Waste is being illegally dumped on public land around Changbangdu Residents of Changbangdu locality want the local government authorities to publicise and reinforce the new solid waste management rules because waste is still being illegally dumped by the roadside and on public land in Changbangdu. “Implementing agencies should ensure that …

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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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