Earthquake leaves minor cracks and small damages in the East

The 6.7 magnitude earthquake that hit Imphal, Manipur last Monday not only damaged the concerned area but also woke Bhutan with a shake early in the morning. According to the data from the Disaster Management Division most of the damages caused were in the eastern region of Bhutan with some …

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Govt says main achievement of 2015 is a revived economy


Minister for Economic Affairs Lyonpo Norbu Wangchuk said that the main achievement of the government so far is reviving and strengthening the economy. He said, “If we reflect, 2015 has been a very productive year for the economic sector looking at all the indicator of the economy.” “We are not …

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Forest officials rescue a bear cub in Sarpang


Forest officials in Sarpang, after being alerted by villagers, rescued a Himalayan bear cub found abandoned in the bushes nearby the villagers’ fields in Pemathang village under Sarpang earlier this week. According to the Chief Forestry Officer in Sarpang, Phub Dendhup, the bear cub was rescued safely using a net …

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Endangered White Bellied Heron on the dwindle

With roughly 200 White-Bellied Herons (Ardea Insignis) in the world today, herons are among the 50 rarest bird species on earth and Bhutan alone shelters about 28 herons in their prime habitat at Punatsangchu valley in Punakha. The Royal Society for the Protection of Nature (RSPN) has established two important …

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Two men arrested for drug trafficking

Thimphu police have arrested two men for illicit trafficking of controlled narcotic and psychotropic substances from Damchu on December 22 during their weekly highway drug checking routine. The men, one from Pemagatshel and the other from Punakha, are both farmers by occupation. One of the men, 45, was caught by …

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Man arrested for illicit trafficking of cannabis

Thimphu police arrested a 31-year-old man from Lhuntse in possession of hashish at around 17:30 hours on December 9 from Changzamtog, Thimphu, opposite to the call center building. Police said that, based on an information tip off, a police team raided the house that the suspect was living in and …

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‘Discrimination kills us:’ HIV positive patient

Social discrimination is a big challenge that HIV patients face every day. “While interacting with the patients, some shared how difficult their life is to live with such a disease. Some said they are being discriminated in schools, public areas and family,” said Finance officer of  Lhaksam, Ugyen Dorji. He …

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30 Bhutanese students stranded in Chennai flood


The heavy flood in Chennai, India over a last few weeks has destroyed road and rail links, shut down airports and rendered thousands of people homeless. Over 250 deaths have been caused by the flood so far. There are more than 30 Bhutanese students studying in SRM University located at …

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