Life sentence for rape and murder

Samtse court on 15th August  gave its final verdict in a rape and murder case committed by 23 year old man, Suk Man Gurung from Phuntshopelri, Samtse on. The suspect was given a life sentence in prison in connection to murdering a 19 year old woman after raping her. Gomtu …

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One arrested for attempting to rob Dungtsho Sherab Jorden

Thimphu police arrested a 40-year-old man for attempted burglarly on the evening of August 5 based on a complaint received at around 3:15 am the same morning. The complaint lodged with the police stated that a suspect had entered the one-storied house of the well known 81-year-old Dungtsho Sherab Jorden …

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A mobile gaming addiction taking Thimphu by storm


The room, though small, is light and airy. A writing table overlooks a square of lawn with flower borders. On the left side of the table, sharpened pencils have been placed on a past examination paper and other books are open. It is 5 am, everyone is sound asleep but …

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The strength of One Ngultrum


With 215 registered members and more than 500 volunteers, the One Ngultrum Initiative has collected more than 125,000 one ngultrum notes to be donated to the Bhutan Kidney Foundation (BKF). “It is quite an impressive amount,” said the initiative’s founder, 23-year-old Jigme Namgay, who began the movement to create awareness …

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Seven arrested for gambling in a day

On the evening of July 23, Thimphu police apprehended seven people who were gambling in Changangkha. Police were acting on a tip off that a group of people was gambling in a residence in Changangkha Norling building. Of the seven, two are male and the rest are women aged between …

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Fab Lab in Olakha


Prime Minister Lyonchhen Dasho Tshering Tobgay,and Professor Neil Gershenfeld inaugurated the FabLab Bhutan on Thursday evening at Olakha. Dasho Tshering Tobgay in his keynote address said that STEM-Olympiad drew his attention in depicting the capabilities of the youth. He shared that the students displayed ideas of organic villages, living as community, …

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Encouraging start ups


Hosting a lunch for the young business startups, Lyonchhen Dasho Tshering Tobgay said that the government is working on setting up a one-stop shop from where aspiring entrepreneurs can get all relevant information such as loan schemes, market information, taxes, land lease, etc. “It is not easy to start a …

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PM and Health Minister try rice plantation


The Prime Minister Lyonchhen Dasho Tshering Tobgay and the Health Minister Lyonpo Tandin Wangchuk met Aum Bida, Aum Nakum, Aum Denka and Tshogpa Galem transplanting rice while visiting Changkha village in Gaselo. The PM said, “We felt compelled to dive in – disrupting their work more than helping them – …

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Preserving Bhutan’s Cultural Heritage

In the past two years, 2008 chortens were renovated with the help of local government functionaries according to the State of the Nation Report. Six new chortens were also built and the Prime Minister in the report thanked His Majesty the King for the noble support given to the retired …

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